Karate Quotes

The ultimate aim of the art of Karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants.

Gichin Funakoshi

Each one of us starts Karate with some particular reason: to be a good fighter, to keep in good shape, to protect oneself. I wanted to become very strong myself when I first began. But Karate training soon teaches that real strength is facing oneself strictly, with severe eyes. This is the first condition of martial arts training. Therefore, all SKA members must be strong inwardly but quite gentle to others. As we train together, each contributing to a good atmosphere, let's try to bring out that serious strong mentality from deep inside.

Tsutomu Ohshima

To practice kata is not to memorize an order. You must find the kata that work for you, understand them, digest them and stick with them for life.

Gichin Funakoshi

Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

Bruce Lee

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.

Dave Barry

Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.

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

There is no such thing as perfect karate.

Richard Amos

There is no first attack in karate.

Funakoshi Gichin

When i was a young man, many people blocked with their face

Enoeda Keinosuke

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Updated On : October 30, 2008
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