Judo Quotes

65 Most Influential and Inspirational Judo Quotes

Judo Quotes – Judo is one of the most famous and amazing material arts that was originally created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano as a mental, moral, and physical pedagogy. It is generally categorized as a modern material art that was started a long way back.

Through its origins coming from Jujutsu, its most highlighted features are its competitive element, sportsman strategies, and strength. The main objective of this sport is to take down or throw the opponent player out of the ring or ground, force the rival to submit with a joint choke or a lock, and immobilize subdue or subdue the rival with a pin.

This particular form of material art changes its shapes in every decade and now has become so attractive with some cool rules and regulations. Here are some exceptional, funny, and amazing Judo Quotes that help you get real inspiration or at the same time.

65 Judo Quotes to get real Strength and Motivation

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  2. “Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ”
  3. “You progress not through what has been done, but reaching towards what has yet to be done. ” Kahlil Gibran
  4. “He who can suppress a moment’s anger may prevent many days’ sorrow. ”
  5. “By what I did yesterday, I win today. Such is the virtue of practice. ”
  6. “A Taoist story tells of an old man who accidentally fell into the river rapids leading to a high and dangerous waterfall. Onlookers feared for his life. Miraculously, he came out alive and unharmed downstream at the bottom of the falls. People asked him how he managed to survive. “I accommodated myself to the water, not the water to me. Without thinking, I allowed myself to be shaped by it. Plunging into the swirl, I came out with the swirl. This is how I survived.”
  7. “Man at his birth is supple and tender, but in death, he is rigid and hard. Thus, suppleness and tenderness accompany life, but rigidity and hardness accompany death. ”Lao-tsu
  8. “Learn from the mistakes of others, you may not live long enough to make them all yourself.
  9. “If you think you are good enough, you have just started your decline.
  10. “With an open mind enter into the mysteries of nature, and with inaction master the principle of change.
  11. “The serious Judo exponent trains every day. Takahiko Ishikawa and Donn F. Draeger
  12. “I only train on days ending in a Y. Neil Ohlenkamp
  13. “The main object of Judo lies in this point. It seeks to augment human strength, morality and intellect by human means and efforts. It tends to train young people in the habits and condition conducive to the accomplishment of great undertakings.  Shidachi
  14. “A contestant shall be deemed to have been defeated when from any cause or causes he may become unconscious.
  15. “In those days contests were extremely rough and frequently cost the participants their lives. Thus, whenever I sallied forth to take part in any of those affairs, I invariably bade farewell to my parents, since I had no assurance that I should ever return alive. Sakujiro Yokoyama
  16. “Ask for practices. S. Kotani is a fine example. During his student days, he would practice with every powerful and skillful Judoka he could lay his hands on, rather than avoid the “beating” he knew would be coming. To be thrown, immobilized, or strangled, was nothing but delight for him. The thing that really counted was practice!  Ishikawa and D. Draeger
  17. “Thus the principle of Judo, from the very beginning, is not one of aggression, but of flowing with things. Carl B. Becker

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  19. “Before and after practicing Judo or engaging in a match, opponents bow to each other. Bowing is an expression of gratitude and respect. In effect, you are thanking your opponent for giving you the opportunity to improve your technique. Jigoro Kano
  20. “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.
  21. “To lose is to learn.
  22. “The wise learn many things from their foes. ”Aristophanes
  23. “The lame man who keeps the right road outstrips the runner who takes the wrong one. ” Francis Bacon
  24. “During my eighty-seven years I have witnessed a whole succession of technological revolutions. But none of them has done away with the need for character in the individual or the ability to think. ” Bernard M. Baruch
  25. “Victories that come cheap are cheap. Those only are worth having which come as the result of hard fighting. ” Henry Ward Beecher
  26. “Greatness lies not in being strong, but in the right use of strength. ” Henry Ward Beecher
  27. “Violence is the last resort of the incompetent. ” Lorne Bozinoff
  28. “Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight. ”Thomas Carlyle
  29. “Through concentrated effort learn effortless action. ”
  30. “Offense is defense, and defense is offense. ”
  31. “Resist with nonresistance. ”
  32. “Since the fundamental principle acquired through the practice of Jujitsu has been elevated to a finer moral concept called Judo, “The Way of Gentleness”, it may well be said that the primary objective of practicing Judo is perfection of character. ” Seichiro Okazaki
  33. “Ju” means being natural or in other words the way which is natural and in accords with the truth of the universe and the one that human beings have to follow. Also, “Ju” may mean anything reasonable, just and honorable, accordingly noble: namely the realization of Truth , Good and Beauty. Kyuzo Mifune
  34. “Nature is your friend; it helps you to win. Your enemy will have unnatural movement, therefore you will be able to know what he is going to do before he does it. ”Masaaki Hatsumi
  35. “When you fall down 7 times, get up 8 times. ”
  36. “The 2 rules of Judo training: 1) the teacher is always right and 2) when you think the teacher is wrong, refer to rule one. ”
  37. “Technical knowledge is not enough. One must transcend techniques so that the art becomes an artless art, growing out of the unconscious. ”Daisetsu Suzuki
  38. “I t has been said, in regard to a judo expert’s level of mental development, that “the arms are an extension of the mind.” Watanabe and Avakian
  39. “The judoist has no time to allow himself a margin for error, especially in a situation upon which his or another person’s very life depends. The secret of judo is serenity of mind. ” Watanabe and Avakian
  40. “The true value of any art form–whether it be music, painting, flower arrangement, sculpture, or Judo–is that it has the goal of discovering and developing the true potential within the artist. ”Watanabe and Avakian
  41. “In Randori we teach the pupil to act on the fundamental principles of Judo, no matter how physically inferior his opponent may seem to him, and even if by sheer strength he can easily overcome him; because if he acts contrary to principle his opponent will never be convinced of defeat, no matter what brute strength he may have used. ” Jigoro Kano
  42. “It has been said that a person may have ten years of experience, or one year of experience repeated ten times. ”Yukiso Yamamoto
  43. “Against those skilled in attack, an enemy does not know where to defend; against the experts in defense, the enemy does not know where to attack. ” Sun Tzu

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  45. “To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity of defeating an enemy is provided by the enemy himself. ”Sun Tzu
  46. “To win 100 victories in 100 battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill. ”Sun Tzu
  47. “In order to achieve victory you must place yourself in your opponent’s skin. If you don’t understand yourself, you will lose one hundred percent of the time. If you understand yourself, you will win fifty percent of the time. If you understand yourself and your opponent, you will win one hundred percent of the time. ” Tsutomu Oshima
  48. “It isn’t the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog that counts. ”
  49. “When someone attacks you, he gives you a present of his strength. To make use of this gift you must know how to receive it. ” Yukiso Yamamoto
  50. “The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life. ”
  51. “In defensive tactics it is not a matter of matching your strength and power against the strength and power of your opponent but, rather, the direction of all your strength and power toward your opponent’s weakness. ”
  52. “As the snow gathers on the bamboo leaf, the leaf does not resist. Yet when the snow gets too heavy the leaf, while staying relaxed, gives way and throws off the weight. Non-action in action. ”
  53. “Softness triumphs over hardness, feebleness over strength. What is more malleable is always superior over that which is immoveable. This is the principle of controlling things by going along with them, of mastery through adaptation. ” Lao-tsu
  54. “The softest aspect of nature is water. It follows the path of least resistance, and is the humblest of all the elements as it always seeks the low point, yet in the end it always overcomes. ”
  55. “When water and fire wage war, the water will be the victor. ”
  56. “Judo is akin to water–non-resisting but the vital agent for every aspect of the life process. It can be as serene as a lily pond or as wild as the stormy sea. It can be as vaporous as steam or as solid as ice. Yet it is most serviceable to life when in its liquid state. ”
  57. “The fact, however, to which I want to call attention is that the master of Judo never relies upon his own strength. He scarcely uses his own strength in the greatest emergency. Then what does he use? Simply the strength of his antagonist. The force of the enemy is the only means by which that enemy is overcome. ” Lafcadio Hearn
  58. “There are two types of people in the world. Those that find excuses and those that find a way. ”
  59. “No time like the present to re-examine our Judo and see if we measure up to the founder’s standards. ”Steven R. Cunningham
  60. “Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.
  61. “I may venture to say, loosely, that in Judo there is a sort of counter for every twist, wrench, pull, push or bend. Only the Judo expert does not oppose such movements at all. No, he yields to them. But he does much more than yield to them. He aids them with a wicked sleight that causes the assailant to put out his own shoulder, to fracture his own arm, or in a desparate case, even to break his own neck or back. ” Lafcadio Hearn
  62. “Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it. ”Cardinal Newman
  63. “If you want to obtain the secrets of such wonderful techniques, drill yourself, harden yourself, undergo severe training, abandoned body and mind; follow this course for years and you will naturally reach the profoundest levels. To know if water is hot or cold you must taste it yourself. ”Yamaoka Tesshu
  64. “Citius, Altius, Fortius (faster, higher, stronger)” Olympic Motto

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 The subsequent and philosophical pedagogy developed for this kind of sport became the model for other modern material arts introduced by Japan that developed from traditional schools (Koryu).

It also spawned several derivative material arts across the globe including ARB, Sambo, Krav Maga, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It also influenced other combat styles that include MMA (Mixed Material Arts), Close-Quarters Combat (CQC), Submitting wrestling, and some others.

It is also known as Kano Jiu-Jitsu until the arrival of the Olympic event because the Olympics bring new life to this sport. Judo has a significant event in the Olympics and creates a significant fan base after its exposure.

Now it has become an excellent sport that has become a part of the Olympics and people love to watch players of their country against other players. If you are a true Judo lover, then enjoy some of the most amazing quotes to get real inspiration, motivation, and strength.