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I’m a martial arts buff, so anything martial arts.
When you’re talking mixed martial arts, to have a win over a guy who is by many considered the greatest of all time, is definitely going to take your career to the next level.
I so admire the discipline, the work ethic, and the sacrifices fighters make to master all aspects of mixed martial arts.
I try to keep the martial arts up. It’s a good thing, not just physically but also for your mind.
The truth is that throughout my careers in both chess and the martial arts, I often knew that my rivals were more naturally gifted than me – either with their mental machines or their bodies. But I have believed in my training, my approach to learning, and my ability to rise to the challenge under pressure.
There is all this controversy that women and girls are too skinny or too overweight. I say to just do martial arts and everything will be okay. You will tone up your body and find a confidence you can’t find just sitting around watching TV and hanging out with friends.
When you have a background in combat sports, people think you’re this martial arts expert, but really I’m just a guy who is able to do certain things without making a mess of himself.
I’ve got good genes. My dad was a martial arts instructor – and he was good.
I started working out and doing martial arts when I was about 4 years old, and I was competing by the time I was five or six. So my mom and dad had me doing push-ups and sit-ups from a very young age.
I was in martial arts starting at the age of 14, and I got my black belt by the time I was 18. Soon after, I was teaching an entire school, with about 150 students. It was unbelievably intense because of the self-awareness part of becoming a black belt.
I’ve done everything – weight-lifting, Pilates, crossfit, martial arts, gymnastics – but I think the most important workout, at least for me these days, is a mental one.
I’m a mixed martial arts fighter. But at the end of the day, all experience will help. And experience I got from that fight, it will help me to win this fight.
I do feel I’m being respectful to Buddhism and martial arts with ‘Mortal Kombat.’
A large part of my life revolves around my dad. Sometimes, I even feel a strong sense of connection, something very tangible when I learn something new in the martial arts.
I have always had a heavy built and have been into all sorts of physical activities like weight training and martial arts.
I started my own martial arts school at 16. And by the time I was 21, I had three different schools.
Growing up, my inspirations were Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, all these martial arts legends. I wanted to express my talent on screen in a certain way. I felt that it made me a little different.
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.
I had a bit of a martial arts background from when I was a teenager: I did a bit of karate.
UFC has done a fantastic job of establishing the biggest leading brand in mixed martial arts. Years ago, many people didn’t know what MMA was nor understand the sport.
I was a big fan of martial arts movies – Bruce Lee in particular, as cringeworthy as it is. Jean-Claude van Damme was a big inspiration as well – it’s a little embarrassing.
There is absolutely no Wuxia or martial arts in ‘Red Cliff.’ I want all the action to look realistic.
Martial arts, when I do martial arts, it’s more of a life type of training.
I don’t like all the cheating that’s going in mixed martial arts. I don’t know what percentage of high-level fighters do it, but I think it would be a significant amount.
The mixed martial arts industry is valued at $2 billion in America alone. It is the fastest growing sport. The unpredictability of the sport is what makes it attractive.
Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn’t know how to do and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn’t know how to do. You can both go to two Chinese restaurants, but both can have different kinds of food.
It takes years of building that experience as a filmmaker, as well as physically. You have to have a high level understanding of martial arts.
I started off doing martial arts, and then I started kick boxing shortly after that.
‘The Last Airbender’ is genetically engineered for me. I love martial arts. I study it. The movie’s based on a lot of Buddhist and Hindu philosophy. I was raised Hindu.
Paul had been training martial arts for many years.
I’m an only child. Mostly raised by my father outside of Saratoga, doing martial arts and snowmobiling. I wore sweaters, jeans and sneakers. I was more interested in four-wheeling in the Catskills than doing my hair and makeup at 7 A.M. before school.
It was ‘Shaolin Temple,’ Jet Li’s first movie. That was the movie that got me to want to learn martial arts. Then I became a huge Jet Li/Jackie Chan fan after that.
I used to work out for eight hours a day, which includes running, boxing and martial arts.
I go to gyms quite a bit, martial arts gyms, MMA gyms. I try to train with the best people, with who’s who in the martial arts, just to keep myself sharp.
I just remember I used to go to each tournament to make a couple bucks. I did as a living thing; I got paid to do martial arts, so I’d go to these jiu-jitsu tournaments and make, like, $1000 every time I won the tournament.
When I was 8 years old, I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school.
As a kid, I was heavily into martial arts and wanted to be the next Jean-Claude Van Damme.
When I was a kid, I had two great guilty pleasures. One was horror movies and the other was martial arts movies.
Once I dedicated my time to mixed martial arts, I became careful about what I let into my mind. I made a goal of being the best on Earth in mixed martial arts and fighting. I wanted to build my mind into something good, not just of the world. I wanted to be different.
In mixed martial arts, if you get kicked in the face, it’s your job not to show any expression to your opponent.
When I was a teenager, my dad used to put a lot of pressure on me to be successful, and I’d really beat myself up about things like losing martial arts competitions.
I didn’t know anything about martial arts. I’m a big fan, but I never practiced martial arts.
All my kids will train in martial arts; it’s a requirement. Do I want them to fight professionally? Hell no. If they ever step into a cage, I’ll cry. I would rather my daughter and sons be doctors and lawyers or wear a suit to work and use their brain and after work go train at the gym and spar hard.
When you’re doing something like wrestling – wrestling is one of the toughest and hardest martial arts to learn – but it’s still a form of martial arts. It’s still controlled.
The mixed martial arts way of life will give you focus.
Most of the martial arts techniques go in waves of popularity and usefulness, but they all work.
I am so happy because I want more people to like martial arts movie not just martial arts audience. Even martial arts can be used in comedy, in drama, in horror movies, in different kinds of movies.
I don’t like not having a job. Especially when I started Mixed Martial Arts, this was all I could do.
The one thing that I always encourage women who want to be WWE Divas to do is have something you are passionate about. For me it was Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts. For some people it’s soccer. Whatever it is, it gives you confidence and that will translate.
I can’t imagine my life without martial arts. I would be a different person.
I teach mixed martial arts and I am having a gala time running a school dedicated to it.
I trained in martial arts and wanted to become a UFC fighter. That was my goal. I only really learned how to dance three weeks prior to making ‘Step Up Revolution.’ Dancing will always be fun, but MMA is something I’ll never give up. I will eventually get back in the octagon and be fighting professionally again.
I’ve been learning martial arts since I was 8 years old.
I am a huge mixed martial arts practitioner.
It’s a dream of mine to be a mixed martial arts world champion.
My time of martial arts was traditional.
I did martial arts and karate for eight years when I was growing up.
I stepped into the martial arts movie market when I was only 16.
The Japanese people treated me very well. They appreciated how I considered the martial arts, the jiu-jitsu and judo. There’s some good points and bad points to fight there. The distance was too far from where I used to live in Brazil. It was a 27-hour flight.
I briefly studied martial arts in college and realised that I might not be a great fighter physically, but it gave me mental strength and boosted my confidence.
Most people say I look mean, and because I play so many tough roles and because of my size and my martial arts background, they think I am, but I’m really not.
Some of the martial arts films, the motivation is about martial arts. That’s where it’s coming from. It is a visual, commercial film, to showcase the next stunt, the biggest thing. And character development becomes a side thing.
I never wanted to be an actress. I am a martial arts fighter.
Martial arts have always been a major part of my life.
There’s guys like Daniel Bryan and CM Punk that incorporated mixed martial arts submissions and moves into professional wrestling. I feel like the way it was incorporated was really good, but there’s not enough people doing it.
The best came from my martial arts teacher, who also taught Elvis. He said, ‘Your ego will get you killed.’
Martial arts just normally would not draw me to the box office.
2017 is going to be the biggest year for martial arts in the history of the Earth.
My love for mixed martial arts will never waver.
I started very young… I learned my martial arts first in the street. There were always fights. That’s the culture in Brazil.
I really don’t believe in being ‘gifted.’ I really think what you put in is what you get. People say, ‘Oh, this guy is so athletic and so naturally talented,’ well think about it. He’s been doing martial arts since the age of 4 or whatever.
I came from doing Wushu and other martial arts, and then I got into movies, and I had to learn that as well – the language of martial arts movie fighting. It’s a different thing; it’s a different kind of logic.
It’s interesting because my Mixed Martial Arts upbringing is less Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which is the traditional thing that people study.
I don’t care about being the champ champ. I want to be the only consecutive 12-time defending champion in any mixed martial arts promotion.
My goal is to make wrestling more like mixed martial arts.
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.
I grew up in a martial arts gym surrounded by men and boys, and I pretty much call myself a tomboy.
I’m hooked on martial arts.
A lot of people don’t realize, when you are acting in a martial arts film, you’re not just performing martial arts. You’re not just performing martial arts. You’re actually acting as much as any other actor.
My father was a big Bruce Lee fan. He’s Chinese-Hawaiian, and my mother is Chinese. He used to take us to all these really fantastical films with martial arts in them. And Bruce Lee was amazing.
Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is my favorite full-length ballet, Sergei Prokofiev’s breathtaking score a favorite composition of music. As a student of martial arts, I loved drawing my sword in defense of my Capulet kin.
It’s just kinda irritating to me that we’re awarding people in mixed martial arts for trying to move away and not finish the fight.
The martial arts genre a lot of times has been relegated to B-level action.
The sixth move of doom? Yeah. So John Cena went to China, took some lessons, and all of a sudden, now he’s got a bad palm strike. Listen, I’ve been traveling the world for years and I’ve been beating up people with martial arts techniques from far superior styles and techniques. So, I ain’t worried about that.
You know, martial arts is all about respect and discipline and it’s always been about that. But again, people are starting to forget that, people are missing that, and this is where I believe I can help and it’s good for our sport.
Look at every action movie in Hollywood. Every leading man from Spider-Man to Batman to James Bond, ‘Bourne Identity‘, every one of them possesses martial arts skills.
My entire life, I’ve always known that I wanted to be a performer, but I didn’t know exactly how, where or when. I never learned or studied the craft, formally. I grew up doing martial arts and playing piano. But, something inside of me always said that I was going to do this, as far back as I can remember.
I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China.
More entertainers should come forward to support sports. I’d love to see Akshay Kumar in a film on Indian martial arts.
I’m doing what I love to do. Martial arts is my everything. It’s my life, my philosophy, how I think, who I am.
I studied martial arts before I studied dance.
I don’t have to have any special skills or martial arts in my back pocket.
I grew up doing martial arts, and I’m a second-degree black belt.
Best fight ever in a movie: ‘They Live.’ I want to do a martial arts version of that, where you think it’s ended, and it just keeps on going. I love that fight. It was funny as well. Unexpected.
You don’t ‘practice’ martial arts; it’s more like a way of life.
When people ask me about what I learned from martial arts, I don’t talk about favorite punches or kicks, or about fights won or lost. I talk about learning self-discipline, about ethics and manners and benevolence and fairness.
The thing I hate about mixed martial arts is that it’s no longer a sport. It’s a big-money business, and it’s an entertainment industry.
Work out really hard and be confident because bodies are beautiful, sensual and natural. I’ve also trained in Wushu, a form of martial arts – it’s very beautiful and flowy, and it’s predominantly used in fight scenes in movies, which is how it was introduced to me, and I just love it.
I love dancing and outdoor activities. I like going to the gym, trying different routines of fitness – kickboxing, martial arts. I try to do a bit of everything so I make it exciting for myself and so there are no shockers for my body.
I’d love to do live-action superheroes. And you know, I boxed for several years. I have some martial arts experience.
I just want to hone in on how I like to fight rather than just keep exploring new styles and new martial arts.
I was always into martial arts and boxing.
Since my teen years I was interested in martial arts.
I will continue to practice a martial arts form along with the mental and spiritual aspect that come with building a balanced life, and I will continue to incorporate it into whatever films I can.
I started training judo when I was 5 years old. I didn’t know much. My mom just took me and my brother to do some judo because we were very energetic. We did that for a couple of years. I don’t know why we stopped, but I came back to try other forms of martial arts like kung fu and karate when I was 12 and never stopped.
Bruce Lee loved all different styles of martial arts. He believed that you shouldn’t limit yourself to one style, because martial arts is just another form of human expression.
I do practice martial arts, more as a recreational thing, but a lot of my friends have been heavyweight champions the in mixed martial arts world.
Initially I was very drawn to the Tao Te Ching, the Taoist philosophy. It was helping me deal with the balance of these external and internal issues with my chess life. Tai chi is the martial embodiment of Taoist philosophy. Initially, I had no intention of competing in the martial arts; it was just the meditation.
I’ve loved Japanese culture for a long, long time, from doing martial arts, to the block prints, to the music. It’s a country that I love, and a culture that I love.
Zhang Yimou tried to use martial arts to talk about Chinese culture, Chinese people. What do they think, what do they want and what do they hope.
The UFC is martial arts and it’s all about technique.
I turned to my mom and said, ‘I’m going to be a martial arts movie star.’ She didn’t believe me, and neither did my dad. They both thought I would grow out of it. That it was a phase. I decided then I was going to do it or die trying.
SFL is based on the Mixed Martial Arts. It is a proper sport with proper set of rules and regulations. There is no scope of stage-managing the things.
I practice martial arts not to win over other people but to win over my own heart.
I love doing action; I love doing martial arts. There’s almost something balletic about it.
When it comes to martial arts, I always feel hungry.
Martial arts is self-growth. It’s artistic impression. It’s self-defense… it doesn’t have any place in politics.
I began to study martial arts because it was a great form of exercise, and I knew it would help my acting career. Martial arts reminded me of dancing. It has helped me learn fight sequences quicker.
I’ve been in martial arts for so many years, so to hold the belt of UFC and be on top of the biggest organization, it will be represented in this belt.
Martial arts are inherently both incredibly impressive and incredibly beautiful. And that’s my female nature, maybe, and my instinct, to make things beautiful.
Was I a Jackie Chan-level martial arts master? Absolutely not! Not by any stretch of the imagination. I’m an actor. I’m a performer.
When you think about mixed martial arts, you have to think about the entire scope of the athlete.
I was crazy about martial arts. At the age of three, I started training in karate.
People don’t get it. Martial arts is my life.
I’m trained in mixed martial arts. I started when I was 14 and did my first competition at 18. It was a grappling competition against all guys a weight category above me, and I got first place.
I have a lot of guy friends, from martial arts and film, and soccer. I actually barely know women.
You can actually find a lot of gyms that do teach mixed martial arts. But it’s just like with any martial art – you’ve got to look at the coaches, go watch some classes, see how people treat each other and how the coaches treat the students.
I always thought martial arts was the most modern choreography we could have right now, and I always wanted to put it to music.
I’ve been involved in mixed martial arts since 1997 when I first started working for the UFC.
I thought, ‘If I can create a business to promote martial arts, that’d sure be a lot of fun.’
I did martial arts since I was 10 years old, and I’ve got as much love for the movies as I have for martial arts, so when I was 18 years old, I started studying performing arts with the eye of getting into the film industry and went to drama school after that.
As an Asian man in the industry, you had to know martial arts.
Everything that I did to win a gold medal, I’m practically transferring it over to mixed martial arts.
I actually did a lot of yoga because I found it helped with my core strength and flexibility, which are two things you absolutely need when you’re doing martial arts.
I wanted to be a martial arts film star when I was a teenager.
Mixed martial arts – there’s just been a lot of trash talking and things like that. People, I feel like, aren’t really being true to themselves or being honest. I don’t know, maybe that’s what they feel they need to do to entertain things.
I’ve been doing Tai Chi on and off for 20 years. The fundamentals of all martial arts are the same.
I’m all for CM Punk becoming a part of the organization. I think his background and training in martial arts, he should be capable of handling himself and doing well. And bottom line is, people are going to tune in to watch and that’s pretty much the bar of getting into the UFC, if you can sell tickets.
I love martial arts, so why wouldn’t I want to help people understand it more?
A lot of people think martial arts are just fighting, but it’s character-building, too, and I want to give back.
Boxing, mixed martial arts and tennis are the hardest sports to train for.
I think martial arts, in general, shaped my wrestling style. I think I grew up as a martial artist as a kid.
Jackie Chan is a very good comedy/martial arts star. He does one kind of martial arts that Jet Li doesn’t know how to do, and Jet Li does a martial art that Jackie Chan doesn’t know how to do.
I see martial arts as moving forms of meditation. When you’re sparring or drilling techniques, you can’t think of anything else.
When I was in school, martial arts made you a dork, and I became self-conscious that I was too masculine. I was a 16-year-old girl with ringworm and cauliflower ears. People made fun of my arms and called me ‘Miss Man.’ It wasn’t until I got older that I realized: These people are idiots. I’m fabulous.
That’s the beautiful thing about mixed martial arts – and I’ll tell people that – you have to think outside of the box.
It’s a bit like some martial arts: if you’re behind somebody there’s not much they can do, if you’re in a certain position. So same thing with a fish, if you’re in the right position you’re okay. As soon as you get in the wrong position you can be in very real danger.
It wasn’t until I went to Korea out of high school and got exposed to the martial arts for the first time and was just completely enamored with the physical ability of the martial arts and making my black belt.
I love my martial arts and action movies. They give another dimension to the acting world: the emotional plus the physical.
In my research, I learned that the Boxers‘ kung fu wasn’t all that formalized. The vast majority of them didn’t belong to some age-old martial arts tradition. They were basically poor, starving teenagers doing the best they could to figure out how to fight, relying more on their mystical beliefs than formal training.
It’s my goal to make martial arts compulsory for girls in school. In China, you have to do two years of martial arts’ training without which you cannot get a graduation degree.
When I was younger I did karate and martial arts, and I think it’s really cool for girls to have those kinds of abilities.
One thing I am really dying to do, while I’m still young and in shape, is an action movie. I would love to do a Lara Croft type of thing that’s really physical and tough. I want to have a gun and do martial arts. I would love to get paid to get into the best shape of my life.
My love for cricket, body-building and martial arts later helped me in modeling and then acting.
My love for sports will never die. I love martial arts and I want to promote it in whichever way I can. I am a fighter first, then an actor.
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.
I’m a huge, huge lover of weaponry, of Japanese martial arts movies.
I was a professional fighter for a while, and I trained in martial arts for seven years, so I think that kind of helped form a base for me as far as dancing.
I did ballet, piano and all that – my brother did martial arts, my passion.
Martial arts was really the first thing in my life that I followed through on and accomplished a degree of proficiency for.