Quotes for Warriors and Fighters
Boards don't hit back. ~ Bruce Lee
Some Warriors look fierce, but are mild. Some seem timid, but are vicious.
Look beyond appearances; position yourself for the advantage.
~ Deng Ming-Dao
The dance of battle is always played to the same impatient rhythm.
What begins in a surge of violent motion is always reduced to the perfectly still. ~ Sun Tzu
Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.
~ Sun Tzu
The obstacle is the path ~ Zen Proverb
Deja Fu: The feeling that somehow, somewhere, you've been kicked in the head like this before.
"All Martial Artists are beginners; Some of us have just been beginning longer!" -- J.R. West
"One of the most striking features of karate is that it may be engaged in by anybody, young or old,
strong or weak, male or female." -- Gichin Funakoshi's Karate-Do: My Way of Life
"What is simulation? It is the artful-science of profiting from experience in advance.
That is the purpose of kata and sparring. Practice is profiting from experience in advance."
- American Goju Grandmaster Peter Urban
"Do not get into a fight if you can possibly avoid it, but never hit soft.
Don't ever hit a man unless you must, but if you hit him, put him to sleep."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
The reason why Kajukenbo practitioners wear black gis is
"you didn't have to wash it as often and it hid the blood stains better!"
-- Kajukenbo founder Grandmaster Adriano Emperado
"Firm footwork is the fount from which springs all offence and defence."
-- Giacomo diGrasse, 1570
"When an old man is able to defeat many attackers, how could it be due to his strength."
-- Wang Chung Yueh
Two hands are two doors. It takes footwork to open the door.
"Strategy is the craft of the warrior." -- Miyamoto Musashi
I am undefeated in all of Asia. Of course, I have never fought in any of Asia.
Which pretty much guarantees I'm undefeated there.
"Do not covet illustrious titles and certificates; practice your technique and adhere
to the Way, for the wind will not read." -- F. L. Lovret
That which does not kill us, sets up a counter punch.
Talk is cheap, pain says so much more... -- Old bugei proverb
Sensei will give you the first fish, but if you ask for more, he'll give you a fishing pole.
Hit something hard with something soft. Hit something soft with something hard.
"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." -- Lao-Tzu
A black belt is nothing more than a belt that goes around your waist.
Being a black belt is a state of mind and attitude.
Even though surrounded By several enemies set to attack, Fight with the thought
That they are but one. -- Ueshiba Sensei
Ars sine scientia nihil est
Skill without knowledge is worthless.
The most powerful weapon is the undrawn sword.
Martial Arts help develop patience, responsibility and self-descipline. -- Oleg Volk
"A continuous development of the mind is essential to success in the martial arts."
-- Shaolin Kempo Grandmaster Fred Villari
The bully is looking for a victim and not a challenge.
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