Top 66 Karate Quotes

We have collected the best Karate Quotes by famous authors including D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Cassie Ventura, Suzuka Nakamoto, William Zabka, B. J. Penn and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.

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There’s a number of years that went by going from a white belt to a black belt. And I think, in a similar respect, years go by with your maturation process, and it’s just as important to be disciplined with that as it was in karate.

D’Brickashaw Ferguson
I tried a little of everything when I was little. I tried karate, I tried ballet, I tried piano lessons and singing lessons… I was a pretty normal kid, for the most part.

Cassie Ventura
The theme of ‘Karate’ is about fighting yourself to break down barriers and move forward.

Suzuka Nakamoto
Prior to ‘The Karate Kid’, I did commercials – Kool-Aid, Pepsi, milk – and I had always been cast as the all-American nice guy.

William Zabka
My dad took us to a couple of karate classes when we were young but we didn’t really get into it.

B. J. Penn
People see a lot of my standup, and that’s what I’m known for since I was trained in karate and kickboxing, but I also have ground game.

Sage Northcutt
Karate’s a very boring sport, but when you know the technique you can go further and further.

Jean-Claude Van Damme
Remember when Japan was cool? We used to run around with ‘Mr. Roboto’ on our Walkmans, ‘The Karate Kid’ in our Betamaxes and wore T-shirts embossed with the characters for ‘storm sewer’ and ‘dishwasher.’

Jen Lancaster
I’m quite strong for a girl. I studied karate growing up – I’m a brown belt – and me and my sister used to beat the crap out of each other.

Suki Waterhouse
MMA is a full combat sport comprising 36 different styles of fighting including karate, judo and kung-fu.

Raj Kundra
I’ve always been a fan of martial arts, even before I did jiu-jitsu tournaments. I did point karate tournaments and wrestled in high school. To me, it was just an evolution and mixed martial arts was the next step. I just wanted to compete and train in it. I had no illusions of it being a paying gig.

Frank Mir
When I was nine, my father said ‘You can take piano lessons or do karate’ – I had a black belt and was competing before I was 19.

Elodie Yung
I did martial arts and karate for eight years when I was growing up.

Antony Starr
You need at least six or seven years to understand the philosophy and concentration of karate to know to clean your spirit of everything and dedicate your mind and body to the sport.

Jean-Claude Van Damme
Everyone saw my karate stance against Ben Henderson and Daniel Straus. I pretty much wasn’t hit in those fights, and my attacks were almost 100 percent accurate.

Patricio Freire
I go through life like a Karate Kid.

Britney Spears
I took lessons for about everything you could imagine – gymnastics to karate to flute and piano. My mom always definitely kept me in some kind of class or program, but for guitar, I kinda gave up on then kinda just taught myself. Same thing with piano. I’ve never been good with following lessons.

Elle Varner
My father is a master in karate. He always taught me the philosophy of Karate. When I’m talking about philosophy, I mean respect to willpower, self confidence. Those qualities, I think it’s very important, not just for fighting, but for any person.

Lyoto Machida
Karate probably gave me an incredibly deep awareness of all the parts of me, my flexibility, and the nimble qualities I’m doing, even if they’re unconscious.

Simon Helberg
I never was able to do karate. That’s calling me a good actor. I act like I can do anything.

Pat Morita
If you look at a lot of the best kicking footwork in the sport, karate has a huge influence. You can’t be effective with it if you don’t apply it correctly, however. You look at Conor McGregor, who is known for his boxing, but when I watch him fight I see a lot of karate movement with how he goes in and out.

Frank Mir
No, don’t learn at karate schools. They overcharge you for karate uniforms. They make you pay, like, fifty or seventy-five bucks just for a karate uniform, and you don’t wear a uniform in everyday life, so why train in one? Most fights take place outdoors, not inside with perfect lighting and mats.

Judah Friedlander
In No Limit Hold’em, much like video games and karate lessons, you need to master one level before you can move on to the next.

Daniel Negreanu
We got to jump on, like, trampolines, learn flips, learn karate, kung fu, Hong Kong street fighting.

Jaime King
I kind of stumbled into this. I used to do karate and then I started reading muscle magazines. Eventually, I began training and competing.

Dorian Yates
To kids, I’ve always been more than just some big tough black guy. I train to be tough – I box and do karate – but underneath all that toughness is a tender man.

Mr. T
I pretty much focus on all the main styles out there, karate, wrestling, boxing, jiujitsu, just pretty much anything within MMA.

Rashad Evans
I started this martial arts journey 20 years ago with karate, and I never imagined it would come to pass that I would be in the UFC.

Tecia Torres
I don’t like creating software anymore. It’s too exact. It’s like karate; there’s no room for error.

John Maeda
I started karate in middle school when my parents wanted me to babysit my younger brother. He was a little troublemaker, so they wanted me to make sure the class was going okay. I ended up being way more into it than my brother.

Karen Fukuhara
I was told that karate has a courtesy: ‘Start with a bow and end with a bow.’ This is something important we value in our lives, because we never forget courtesy and a feeling of gratitude wherever we go.

Moa Kikuchi
Each culture has its own form of staged combat, evolved from its particular method of street fighting and cleaned up for presentation as a spectacle, e.g. savate, Cornish wrestling, karate, kung-fu.

David Mamet
I started doing karate at four, my parents were karatekas. I stopped when I was 17 and went to Julliard and had a lot of stage combat there.

Lynn Collins
‘The Karate Kid’ was just lightning in a bottle. The second movie is a very worthy sequel, because you got to explore the Okinawan culture and learned about Miyagi’s life. The third, as is always the case, was made because the second one made a lot of money.

Martin Kove
Me coming from a karate and kickboxing background, Anderson Silva was like my idol, and so was Machida, especially with his karate background.

Stephen Thompson
I did karate.

Denzel Curry
From 1964 to 1968, I won many state, national and international amateur karate titles.

Chuck Norris
I learned from my father how to swear right and how to string it together for optimum effect/affect. I use it like karate. I bring it out when it’s needed.

Ross Mathews
I’m awkward at these things. Just being nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Karate Kid was a real surprise and I was a little uncomfortable.

Pat Morita
The thing about mixed martial arts is you have to know every single martial art in the world or you’re at a disadvantage. So, there’s so much to learn. I have to know wrestling. I have to know kick boxing. I have to know boxing. I have to know karate.

Chris Weidman
I really love the karate thing I did on CHIPs. I studied with a trainer because I knew we’d do episodes that had karate.

Erik Estrada
Machida Karate is for real combat. Other karate may be not for real combat because there are many rules for the competition, and a lot of the rules aren’t good for real combat – you can’t do some takedowns, you can’t finish the fight on the ground. Machida Karate is very different.

Lyoto Machida
I was not a fashionista. I played Division I basketball. I’m a black belt in karate.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
When my daughter Dixie gets out of school, I take her to ballet, soccer, or karate. Or if it’s a free afternoon, we might bake together. I love our time together. There is nothing more important in my life than making her happy.

Lily Aldridge
I quit karate originally because it wasn’t something that I was initially passionate about.

Kristin Kreuk
My father was one of the first Tae Kwon Do Masters to come to the states in the ’60s. He had one of the first all-African-American fighting teams, and I was basically raised in a karate studio since I was 3. It’s part of my blood, competing, and all that stuff was responsible for a lot of me just growing up.

Will Yun Lee
I did a bit of karate – I’m a blackbelt – so I know how to move.

Elodie Yung
Wrestlers tend to do good in MMA because they tend to be just some tough guys. It’s not a karate situation where they grew up their whole life punching the air; in a wrestling situation, you grab a hold of another human being every day.

Chael Sonnen
I go back home for Christmas every year. Inevitably, somebody from my family will say, ‘How’s the karate going?’ I’ve told them a million times I do jiu-jitsu, but it’s always, ‘This is Riley. He does karate.’ They’re very different art forms!

Riley Stearns
‘The Karate Teen’ was great, where John Cena kicked me through four walls, or five walls. It was amazing how the film unit put that together. They literally strapped me to a chair and dragged me through five different set walls.

Mikey Day
My father was a very tough guy with me and my brothers. He wanted to teach us a lot of discipline and life philosophy. As I became more interested in martial arts, he started teaching a lot of fighting philosophy and karate philosophy. While he was a tough father, he also knew when to be sweet and show a softer side.

Lyoto Machida
I still feel that the original ‘Karate Kid’ is the great piece of work that has stood the test of time. It’s a bit of soulful magic.

Ralph Macchio
I went to karate classes where it was basically a line-up of hulking man, hulking man, small nine-year-old girl, hulking man, hulking man.

Rhianna Pratchett
In karate, there’s a lot of respect. In fact, when an opponent accepts to fight me, he’s giving me a chance to show my work, so I can’t diminish him at all.

Lyoto Machida
I made some adaptations, as I combined karate with my boxing game. I’m adding a couple of nice things from Shotokan to my game.

Vitor Belfort
I’m in the game of spinning plates. I’m spinning a boxing plate. I’m spinning a Tae Kwon Do plate. I’m spinning a Jujitsu plate. I’m spinning a freestyle wrestling plate. I’m spinning a karate plate. If I was to put all them down and have one boxing plate spinning, it would be like a load off my shoulders.

Conor McGregor
I got my black belt First Dan at the age of 12 and I was the youngest in my training centre. I practised karate till a few years ago and it has helped enhance my flexibility, stamina and mental toughness.

Ajinkya Rahane
I feel that not only have I been out there promoting my style of karate, but just promoting the traditional martial arts, and it makes me very happy.

Lyoto Machida
I’ve been taking martial arts for a long time. I started with tae kwon do, and then I started taking karate and mixed martial arts.

Daniella Alonso
Elvis was a seventh-degree black belt in karate. My dad knew that he couldn’t dance like Elvis or sing like him, but he thought maybe he could try karate, and he fell in love with it.

Stephen Thompson
I took boxing classes and karate when I was young.

J. R. Ramirez
I think I got nominated in the MTV Brand New Top 10 because I’m 3x world time karate champion, and I’d probably just beat everyone up if they didn’t put me in it. They were all scared!

I would be a very different person without karate.

I’ve been very physical my whole life. I’ve done a lot of ballet, fencing and karate, and everything.

Ashley Bell
So if they happen to be over the age of 35 and they’re male? They’re probably going to recognize me from ‘The Karate Kid Part II.’

Tamlyn Tomita
I did karate for about three years. When I was going into Miss Texas, my mom said, ‘Let’s not do karate this year. Let’s not have any knocked-out teeth on the stage.’

Sarah Shahi