Famous Martial Art Quotes

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  1. Macca

    Macca Valued Member

    Hello all...

    I had an idea...i thought that this post could by specifically for famous martial art masters' quotes and what exactly they mean...i guess i have been influenced from watching BBC Series: Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves when Chris cleverly said:

    'I asked my master why is it that some arts are dying...why wont masters pass down everything to their students...my master told me the story about the cat and the tiger...the cat taught the tiger how to fight...then the tiger turned on the cat...the cat then ran up a tree...and that is something the cat never taught the tiger! :rolleyes:

    I like that quote i dont know about you guys...but anyway...do you guys have any famous martial art master quotes that we can relate and inspire us in our training? maybe some bruce lee ones for example? Just an idea...

    Thank you...
    Mac :D
  2. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    Time is a made up thing so to say you don't have the time is to say you don't want to Lau Tzu
  3. Mei Hua

    Mei Hua Banned Banned

    I'm here to kick ass and chew bubble gum and I'm all out of bubble gum!
  4. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    what's up bro ? how's it going
  5. Mei Hua

    Mei Hua Banned Banned

    Hey G, in N. IQ right now, morning time, getting ready to head out in just a bit.

    How's it going with you?
  6. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    same old same old. be safe bro
  7. Mei Hua

    Mei Hua Banned Banned

    That's a great MA quote, in line with my way of thinking.

    Will do, bro;)
  8. Lily

    Lily Valued Member

    That's a great quote Mei :D Cracked me up.
  9. koyo

    koyo Passed away, but always remembered. RIP.

    War is a respite from training.
    Leonidus leader of the 300 spartans. Watch out for the movie.

    regards koyo
  10. Visage

    Visage Banned Banned

  11. Hiroji

    Hiroji laugh often, love much

    ''civilize your mind - make savage your body'' - Master Splinter!
  12. Cuchulain4

    Cuchulain4 Valued Member

    another from mind, body and kickass moves.

    "how can i be unbeatable?"

    "the sparrow never lands where the tiger roams."
  13. Cuchulain4

    Cuchulain4 Valued Member

    "it takes 10 years to be able to use tai chi."

    "but what if i train everyday, really, really hard?!"

    "then it takes 20 years."
  14. Tartovski

    Tartovski Valued Member

    "If the arm attacks you, destroy the arm"

    "Repetition is the mother of skill" - Kevin "The Jedi" Brewerton.
    (no idea if he came up with it, but he used to say it often enough!)

    some nice ones here:
  15. adouglasmhor

    adouglasmhor Not an Objectivist

    From the Duke of Wellington, you can't get more martial than that.

    I don't know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they frighten me.

    All the business of war, and indeed all the business of life, is to endeavor to find out what you don't know by what you do; that's what I called 'guessing what was at the other side of the hill.'

    Up, Guards, and at 'em.

    The only thing I am afraid of is fear.

    It is very true that I have said that I considered Napoleon's presence in the field equal to forty thousand men in the balance. This is a very loose way of talking; but the idea is a very different one from that of his presence at a battle being equal to a reinforcement of forty thousand men.

    I never saw so many shocking bad hats in my life.
    - Of the British Parliament.

    My rule always was to do the business of the day in the day.

    Hard pounding, gentlemen. Let's see who pounds the longest.

    Wise people learn when they can; fools learn when they must.

    We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France.

    As Lord Chesterfield said of the generals of his day, 'I only hope that when the enemy reads the list of their names, he trembles as I do.'"

    Another Side to the Iron Duke

    The Duke once met a little boy, crying by the road. "Come now, that's no way for a young gentleman to behave. What's the matter?" he asked.
    "I have to go away to school tomorrow," sobbed the child, "and I'm worried about my pet toad. There's no-one else to care for it and I shan't know how it is."
    Keen to ease the little chap's discomfort, the Duke promised to attend to the matter personally.
    After the boy had been at school for just over a week, he received a note: "Field Marshall the Duke of Wellington presents his compliments to Master ---- and has the pleasure to inform him that his toad is well."
  16. Lord Spooky

    Lord Spooky Banned Banned

    Ok back on topic.

    "Don't think, do!" - Hatsumi Sensei

    May not be famous but it bloody well should be!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2007
  17. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    " A fight is not won by one punch or kick.Either learn to endure or hire a bodyguard " Bruce Lee
  18. Kenpo_Iz_Active

    Kenpo_Iz_Active Greek Warrior-not 300

    "... Be water, my friend..." -Bruce Lee
  19. Victoria

    Victoria Pretzel In Training

    My father's been telling me that for 24 years :rolleyes:

    I like the one in someone's sig. here on MAP. From memory so not word for word:
    "the moment you stop respecting a weapon is when it reminds you of why you fear it"
  20. gungfu4u3taichi

    gungfu4u3taichi New Member

    empty your cup and their will always be room for it to be filled..taste the apple dont waste it...enjoy my friend..may the force be with you...

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