Martial Arts and Karate Quotes

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The difference among people is in energy, in the strong will, in the settled purpose, and in the invincible determination.          -Vince Lombardi

Gishin Funakoshi

Like a wagon to a wheel, so entwined are the pen and the sword.

bunbo no itchi  -- Japanese for "The Pen and the Sword as One" emphasizing the need to develop your mental abilities in concert with your martial abilities.  

From The Book Of Five Rings

"The kendo student practices furiously, thousands of cuts morning & night...until eventually 'sword' becomes 'no sword', 'intention' becomes 'no intention', a spontaneous knowledge of every situation."

From Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie

 

PO:  “You set me up to fail, why?”

MASTER SIFU:  “If you only do what you can do you, you will never be more than you are now.”

 

“I don’t need to teach you about who to be but about who you are.”

 

“Are you done teaching or are you done being humiliated?”

 

“Punching and kicking? You think that is what the great Master Oogway saw for you?  A 500 year prophesy fulfilled so you could spend your days kicking butt and running through town high-fiving buddies?   Oogway saw greatness in you against my better judgement.  Incredible power lies in front of you…power beyond anything that you can imagine.”

 

“Chi is the energy that flows through all living things…mastery of chi requires mastery of self.”

 

PO:  “Oh man?!?!  You mean I have to sit alone in a cave for 30-years?” 

MASTER SIFU:  “Eventually.  After you master teaching.” 

 

MASTER SIFU:  “I’m not trying to turn you into me.  I am trying to turn you into you.”

 

PO’s FATHER:  “Sometimes we have to do the wrong thing for the right

reason.”

 

 

 

 

PO’S PANDA DAD:  “It’s going to take a lot more than the end of the world to keep us apart.”

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