Martial Arts Quotes

Sifu Garrett McConnell

'In the post-9-11 world and with the advent of MMA, we'll see most traditional styles die. The students of strip-mall dojos won't develop the good stuff... it'll be the guys and gals who slung the weapons and ran toward the sound of gun-fire that will'
- Sifu Garrett McConnell

Si-Jo Gary Foo

'Using Our System of Martial Arts as a Vehicle for Personal Development.'
- Si-Jo Gary Foo
'Impossible is Nothing'
- Si-Jo Gary Foo

Shihan Gary White

PRACTICE! OSU!
- Shihan Gary White

Guro Grande George Brewster

If everyone were trained to defend themselves maybe some of the bullies of the world would think twice about aggression ….. And so, the training must go on
- Guro Grande George Brewster

Grandmaster George Pesare

We will be known forever by the tracks we leave
- Grandmaster George Pesare
In changing, we find a purpose.
- Grandmaster George Pesare
If you Fear the Blade it will cut you.
- Grandmaster George Pesare
THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK YOU KNOW IT ALL ARE VERY ANNOYING TO THOSE OF US THAT DO!!!!!!!
- Grandmaster George Pesare

Gichin Funakoshi

The ultimate aim of Karate lies not in victory or defeat but in the perfection of the character of its participants.
- Gichin Funakoshi
Karate is a defensive art from beginning to end
- Gichin Funakoshi
When two tigers fight, one is certain to be maimed, and one to die.
- Gichin Funakoshi
There is no first strike in Karate.
- Gichin Funakoshi

Grandmaster Gogen Yamaguchi

Five Secrets of Japanese Goju Ryu.Move quickly.Sound, calm mind.Be light in body.Have a clever mind.Master the basics.
- Grandmaster Gogen Yamaguchi

General Hong Hi Choi

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

Grandmaster Ip Man

It is difficult for a student to pick a good teacher, but it is more difficult for a teacher to pick a good student.
- Grandmaster Ip Man
Regardless of who starts first; ability decides seniority in Wing Chun.
- Grandmaster Ip Man

Master Isaak Epshteyn

When training you have to be like a tree, strong and solid but sway with the wind.
- Master Isaak Epshteyn
When training you have to be like a tree, strong and solid but sway with the wind.
- Master Isaak Epshteyn

Jackie Chan

Everything is kung fu.
- Jackie Chan

James Masayoshi Mitose

Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create.
- James Masayoshi Mitose

Jeffery Oliver

Free people succeed, fail, live and die by their own decisions and actions, not by the decisions and actions of others.
- Jeffery Oliver

Jim Sloan

Dont say sorry for something you dont know.You werent born knowing aikido.
- Jim Sloan

GrandMaster Johnny Hunter

Peace by any mean necessary.
- GrandMaster Johnny Hunter

Sifu Jon Rister

All Fights can be avoided. Assaults happen without your permission
- Sifu Jon Rister