Taekwondo Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old taekwondo quotes, taekwondo sayings, and taekwondo proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When you get in taekwondo, it teaches you the life skills of respect, self control, discipline-that's why I love it. I really attribute those skills to really getting over my dad's death. If I didn't have that, I would have lost it. Anthony Pettis
With taekwondo, anything can happen, really. You get bad days; you get good days of training, so you've just got to hope that you're on it on your day. Jade Jones
There are a lot of kicks out there in taekwondo that are flashy, so I like all of those. My favourite is probably chop because I'm better at it than the others. But I like a good back kick if I can nail it well. Bianca Walkden
Taekwondo, those are some major kickers right there. That's what they bring. That's all they do is the kicks. They don't have the punching and the ground but it's more of a kicking art than anything. Stephen Thompson
It's a skill... it's an education. It's not just simply entertainment. You have to start from zero and learn the dynamics, the physics of the martial arts, the mindset, the metaphysics of the martial arts. It's far, far deeper than most people think. Grandmaster Doug Cook
The way the sport of taekwondo is executed these days is really an atrocious attempt at sport. They just stand there and jump up and down for five or six seconds, or 30 seconds, as much as that, doing nothing. And then one person will try to get a kick in. All the really skillful techniques that have been carried across taekwondo for decades have been forfeited now just for simple little taps. It's what we call 'foot tag. Grandmaster Doug Cook
Taekwondo has also taught me self-discipline by strengthening mind and body. The sport is also big on respect for yourself and others. You even learn to appreciate your environment. Cristel Brooks