70+ Best Taekwondo Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Tae kwon do is a sport originally from Korea, in which people fight with arms, legs, and feet. It is similar to karate. Profoundly inspirational taekwondo quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Taekwondo Quotes

Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits. Unknown

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Go ahead. Tell me that I’m not good enough. Tell me I can’t do it, because I will show you over and over again that I can. Unknown

I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.  Bruce Lee

I see martial arts as moving forms of meditation. When you’re sparring or drilling techniques, you can’t think of anything else. Joe Rogan

The 90% physical training is to develop that 90% mental attitude. Master Bosse

Your anger is your First Enemy. Mohamed Othman

The true work of the martial arts is progress, not perfection. Gene Dunn

I used to take taekwondo and made it to brown belt. Stacey King

Cowards never start. The weak never finish. Winners never quit. Unknown

Day after day, train your heart out, refining your technique. That is the discipline of a warrior. Morihei Jeshiba

A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow. General George S. Patton

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the old masters, seek what they sought. Matsuo Basho

The most difficult part of traditional taekwondo is not learning the first kick or punch. It is not struggling to remember the motions of a poomsae or becoming acquainted with Korean culture. Rather, it is taking the first step across the threshold of the dojang door. This is where roads diverge, where choices are made that will resonate throughout a lifetime. Doug Cook

He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would accomplish much must sacrifice much. James Allen

Self-defense is not just a set of techniques; it’s a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending. Rorion Gracie

Every champion was once a contender that refused to give up. Rocky Balboa

The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals. James Monroe

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. Winston Churchill

If your temper rises, withdraw your hand. If your hand rises, withdraw your temper. Chojun Miyagi

A martial art that has no rules is nothing but violence. Kenji Tomiki

Fear is just like fire, it can be helpful if you know how to use it. If not, you’ll get burned. Mike Tyson

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. Seneca

Victories that come cheap are cheap. Those only which are worth having come as the result of hard fighting. Henry Ward Beecher

Train with the energy of a warrior and soon you will have the heart of a warrior. Shifu Yan Lei

Courage, above all things, is the first quality of a warrior. Carl von Clausewitz

Inspirational Taekwondo Quotes

Pain is the best instructor, but no one wants to go to his class. Choi Hong Hi

As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I’m trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger. Steven Seagal

To achieve anything we must grind, but to enjoy anything, we must flow. Chris Matakas

Of those who start TaeKwonDo training, only about 5% stick with it until they achieve the Black Belt Rank. Then perhaps 80% of those who earn a Black stop there. Duk Sung Son

The fighter who give their all will be around next year. Don’t save anything. Give it all you got. George Foreman

Martial arts is like a mountain. You see the top. And you hike and you climb, and you finally reach the peak, and you realize it was a false summit, and in front of you lies an entire new mountain range. Robert Owens

The supreme challenge of a warrior is to turn an enemy’s fearful wrath into harmless laughter. Morihei Ueshiba

The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants. Gichin Funakoshi

Just as a stool requires three legs to stand upright so the taekwondoist must cultivate basic skills, meaningful forms, and effective sparring in order to have both feet firmly planted in the art. Doug Cook

Every time you train, train with the motivation and purpose that you will be the hardest person someone ever tries to kill. Tim Kennedy

I train because if it happens, there will be blood. It will not be mine. Unknown

Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes. Gautama B.

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. Muhammad Ali

Training in taekwondo for eight years and then being able to do it in a film was pretty amazing. Dev Patel

Your spirit is the true shield. Morihei Ueshiba

When two opponents of equal strength and technique fight it off, it is what is in their heart, and how they use their mind that will decide who will win. Bruce Hyland

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated. Maya Angelou

I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. Bruce Lee

In martial arts, every time you graduate, move to another level, you don’t forget everything you’ve done. You build on it, but it’s always there. Melody Beattie

Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. Rikki Rogers

When you get in taekwondo, it teaches you the life skills of respect, self control, discipline-that’s why I love it. Anthony Pettis

Top Taekwondo Quotes

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. George F. Kennan

A martial artist has to take responsibility for himself and accept the consequences of his own doing. Bruce Lee

There’s a part of martial arts where we need humility and respect. Eddie Alvarez

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

If you ever lack motivation to train then think what happens to your mind and body when you don’t. Shifu Yan Lei

Excellence is an art won by training & habituation. Aristotle

The warrior guided by the spirit serves humanity, the warrior without, serves the ego. Soke Behzad Ahmadi

I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion’. Muhammad Ali

Strike with the soul, and you will never miss. Kelly Bates

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard. Tim Notke

Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get. Ray Kroc

Discipline is the bridge between goals and results. Unknown

The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat. Richard Marcinko

When it comes to performance standards, It’s not what you preach, it’s what you tolerate. Jocko Willink

Everyone must choose one of two pains: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret. Jim Rohn

Seeing much, suffering much, and studying much are the three pillars of learning. Benjamin Disraeli

The best fighter is never angry. Lao Tzu

My understanding of the world is all through the prism of martial arts. It’s affected every aspect of my life. Valentina Shevchenko

Imagine if every child learned the respect, courtesy, and discipline that martial arts teaches. The world would be a different place. Chris Wahmond

There is no comfort in the growth zone and no growth in the comfort zone. Unknown

I don’t need a weapon. I am one. Unknown

Your technique means nothing if you’re not using your talents for the betterment of humanity. Gene Dunn

I do Taekwondo and sometimes I paint. Mackenzie Foy

You train to become a warrior, not a fighter. The warrior knows the hell he can let loose, so he chooses the path of peace and respect. Shi Yan You

Even a low class warrior can surpass an elite, with enough hard work. Goku

In everyday life, I use positive thoughts, sense of humor, Taekwondo, running, and yoga to make me stronger. Pom Klementieff

I’m doing what I love to do. Martial arts is my everything. It’s my life, my philosophy, how I think, who I am. Valentina Shevchenko