Karate Quotes

Some quotes about karate

You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
The best fighter is never angry.
Lao Tzu
Karate’s a very boring sport, but when you know the technique you can go further and further.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
To me, the extraordinary aspect of martial arts lies in its simplicity.
Bruce Lee
When I was a kid, I used to think pork chops and karate chops were the same thing.
Shane Koyczan
In times of peace, the warlike man attacks himself.
Friedrich Nietzsche
Hey, I took karate when I was 17 years old; I am dangerous.
Michele Bachmann
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
To be trained in karate is something because karate is a vicious thing. If you are any good at it, you can kill somebody with it. It is a vicious way to fight.
Thomas Foran
The more understanding you have about Karate, the less you need to change or modify it.
Tsuguo Sakumoto
Martial arts is not about fighting; it’s about building character.
Bo Bennett
Should you desire the great tranquility, prepare to sweat.
We learn martial arts as helping weakness. You never fight for people to get hurt. You’re always helping people.
Jackie Chan
Everyone has a plan until they’ve been hit.
Joe Lewis
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
Courage first; power second; technique third.
Author unknown
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
Spirit first, technique second.
Gichin Funakoshi
As a lifelong practitioner of martial arts, I’m trained to remain calm in the face of adversity and danger.
Steven Seagal
The weakest of all weak things is a virtue that has not been tested in the fire.
Mark Twain
I practice martial arts not to win over other people but to win over my own heart.
Tony Jaa
Once a kata has been learned, it must be practiced repeatedly until it can be applied in an emergency, for knowledge of just the sequence of a form in Karate is useless.
Gichin Funakoshi
For me, the martial arts is a search for something inside. It’s not just a physical discipline.
Brandon Lee
Do not fall into the trap of thinking that just because a kata begins to the left that the opponent is attacking from the left.
Kenwa Mabuni
I would be nowhere without martial arts. It’s a passion.
Leo Howard
Nothing is more harmful to the world than a martial art that is not effective in actual self-defense.
Choki Motobu
I love doing action; I love doing martial arts. There’s almost something balletic about it.
Michelle Ryan
Karate aims to build character, improve human behavior, and cultivate modesty; it does not, however, guarantee it.
Yasuhiro Konishi

One thought on “Karate Quotes”

  1. In my honest opinion those Japanese karate movies are quite over-rated. One can’t beat hundreds of people by simple moving his hands here and there.

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