Martial Arts Motivation: 25 Quotes for Fighters

Every single person on the planet can sometimes use encouragement from someone else, whether that form of encouragement comes from competition, a smile, or a motivational quote. Martial artist are no different, our team has scoured the internet for quotes to inspire and keep martial arts student pushing no matter what.

Read on for our favorite motivational quotes for fighters:

  1. “The fighter who give their all will be around next year. Don’t save anything. Give it all you got.” – George Foreman 
  2. “Martial arts is like a mountain. You see the top. And you hike and you climb, and you finally reach the peak, and you realize it was a false summit, and in front of you lies an entire new mountain range.” – Robert Owens 
  3. “Where there is preparation, there is no fear.” – Hwang Lee 
  4. “Mistakes are always forgivable if one has the courage to admit them.” – Bruce Lee 
  5. “Imagine if every child learned the respect, courtesy, and discipline that martial arts teaches. The world would be a different place.” – Chris Wahmond 
  6. “Learning is a gift, even when pain is your teacher.” – Unknown 
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  8. “Force has no place where there is need of skill.” – Herodotus 
  9. “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” – Unknown 
  10. “Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you an opportunity to improve your technique.” – Jigaro Kano 
  11. “My opponent is my teacher. My ego is my enemy.” – Unknown 
  12. “Train with the energy of a warrior and soon you will have the heart of a warrior.” – Shifu Yan Lei 
  13. “You are not rich until you have something money can’t buy.” – Unknown 
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  15. “Today, I will do what others won’t so tomorrow I can do what others can’t.” – Unknown 
  16. “A master is a full-time student.” – Unknown 
  17. “If your temper rises, withdraw your hand. If your hand rises, withdraw your temper.” – Chojun Miyagi 
  18. “Everyone must choose one of two pains: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret.” – Jim Rohn 
  19. “1 Year = 365 Opportunities” – Unknown 
  20. “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” – Unknown 
  21. “Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo.” – John Sinclair 
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  23. “It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius 
  24. “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt 
  25. “If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.” – Kobe Bryant 
  26. “Fear is just like fire, it can be helpful if you know how to use it. If not, you’ll get burned.” – Mike Tyson

Feel a bit better after reading quotes from some of the greatest minds, fighters, and athletes to grace us with their presence? Good! Now, get to the gym and keep pushing!

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