Motivational & Inspirational Quotations

The following positive quotes have been hand picked by Sensei to inspire and motivate. Such quotes are explained as part of every Cobra Martial Arts adult class.

At children's classes topics such as Respecting Elders, Peer Pressure, Goal Setting and Avoiding Cigarettes, Alcohol and Drugs are discussed at every lesson.


Keep your thoughts positive Your thoughts become your words
Keep your words positive Your words become your actions
Keep your actions positive Your actions become your habits
Keep your habits positive Your habits become your destiny
The credit belongs to those people who are actually in the arena... who know the great enthusiasms, the great devotions to a worthy cause; Who at best, know the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, fail by daring greatly... so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat
Theodore Roosevelt - 26th President of the USA
"I have long since come to believe that people never mean half of what they say, and that it is best to disregard their talk and judge only their actions" - Dorothy Day
Don't believe that the lines on your palm predict your future. Those who don't have hands still have a future. You determine your own future
As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. Ralph Waldo Emerson
The ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory nor defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participants. Gichin Funakoshi