Kung Fu Quotes About Karate, Martial Arts, Bruce Lee, Grasshopper

Kung Fu Quotes About Karate, Martial Arts, Bruce Lee, Grasshopper

Kung Fu Quotes About Karate, Martial Arts, Bruce Lee, Grasshopper

Kung Fu Quotes:

I was a hyperactive kid, and it took awhile for me to find the right teacher. My master was a Shaolin kung fu teacher, but he also taught tai chi, Chinese medicine, brush painting – he was adept at all facets of Chinese culture.

Daniel Wu

When I was a kid, I loved watching kung fu movies – in San Francisco, we had ‘Kung Fu Theater’ on TV on Saturdays, and they’d air old Shaw Brothers movies with English dubbing, things like that.

Daniel Wu

Because my master was this renaissance man, I wasn’t just learning a fighting style, I was learning how kung fu permeates all aspects of life, from eating to healthy living to mental state.

Daniel Wu

He was never a kung fu guy. Now, he’s Mr. Kung Fu. Oh, man. Even Chow Yun-Fat gets typed!

Justin Lin

I have a physical background. It’s not like I’m a kung fu master, but my real training was dance school, and through that, I move to this thing called Capruera that I used in ‘Ocean’s 12.’ I can pretend that I can do a lot of things, but then, I don’t really master anything.

Vincent Cassel

I’ve never done this level of physical preparation for something. Particularly for ‘Rogue One’ where I was training every day and doing kung fu rehearsals on a daily basis. But that’s part of the reason I wanted to do it, because it was very different from what I’ve done before.

Felicity Jones

Well I grew up following most of the major titles like ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Avengers,’ etc. But I had also a lot of love for the smaller titles like ‘Master of Kung Fu,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Defenders,’ ‘Inhumans,’ and of course Power-Man and Iron Fist.’

Genndy Tartakovsky

I watch other wrestlers. I watch movies with Jackie Chan and Jet Li and Tony Jaa. Then there’s breakdancing and Capoeira – just anything I see that looks awesome that I think I could adapt in the ring. Just your typical Kung Fu, breakdancing, Capoeira moves.

John Morrison

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.

Gene Luen Yang

I want to make a good, solid kung fu movie.

Keanu Reeves

Growing up, all of my friends would set their schedules to the showing of kung fu movies on TV.


People would come to me and say, ‘Jet, your Kung Fu is pretty good, do you want to be an action star when you grow up?’ At 17, I was given the script and I went to make the movie.

Jet Li

Kung fu and soccer are the two things that I was most interested in as a child.

Stephen Chow

To make a kung fu film is like a dream come true, because I’m a big fan of kung fu movies and I’m learning kung fu for a long time.

Stephen Chow

Many friends of mine told me that normally only guys like a kung fu movie and the girls would be turned off – they want to see a love story. But Ip Man is a family man, so the women see this and go: ‘I want my husband to be like this man. He’ll be a scholar, he’ll be fighting, he’ll care for the family.’ So we had a bigger audience.

Donnie Yen

Come to think of it, some of the most special films in my career were ‘City Of Life’ and ‘Happy New Year.’ For both these films, I stayed over a month in Dubai and just when I was thinking that I need one more film like that, that’s when ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ happened.

Sonu Sood

My uncle is a martial artist, and in the early ’80s, he made a kung fu flick with director Charlie Ahearn.

Michael Che

A lot of times, people think of Asian culture as some mythical world instead of modern people with modern occupations with modern problems, modern tools. Like, we’re not all just talking Taoism and kung fu – some people are just trying to get over their breakup with their boyfriend, and they’re Facebook-stalking.

Constance Wu

I loved going to the Chiang Kai Shek Memorial in Taipei to watch all the old Chinese people doing tai chi and practicing kung fu. The monument was made of white marble, and it was beautiful. Sometimes my dad and I would practice with them.

Jimmy Chin

I will never do another kung fu movie again.

Carrie-Anne Moss

I did kung fu up until two weeks before Benjamin was born, and yoga three days a week. I think a lot of people get pregnant and decide they can turn into garbage disposals. I was mindful about what I ate, and I gained only 30 pounds.

Gisele Bundchen

My big fight is not in the movie and I don’t understand that decision but I know he’s right about it, whatever it is. Quentin did not hire me because I’m a kung fu expert; he hired me because he liked to listen to me talk.

David Carradine

I was involved in a web cartoon of Kung Fu with WB a few years back.

David Carradine

I don’t need to convince anybody that I know kung fu, but maybe somebody needs to know that I really can act, without doing a Chinese accent or a funny walk.

David Carradine

My role in kung fu – in the art of kung fu, not the series – is not as a practitioner. My role is that of an evangelist, which is an entirely different thing.

David Carradine

Kung fu: You’ve got to spend your whole life at it before you’re kung fu.

David Carradine

‘Kung Fu’ was never cancelled; I just left. I decided I had enough of it, and I thought I should do a movie right away, because I think when you leave a television series, it’s important that you establish the fact that you’re a movie actor really quickly, or you might never get that chance.

David Carradine

For my money, I don’t think there’s been a better comedy than ‘Kung Fu Hustle’ in a lot of years. That movie just knocked me over.

Adam McKay

First, you have stereotypes, and that will be the black drug dealer, the east Asian kung fu master, the Middle Eastern terrorist in ‘True Lies.’ Then you have stuff that takes place on culturally specific terrain, that engages with it, but actually subverts assumptions. ‘Smashes’ stereotypes. That’s where I’ve come into the game.

Riz Ahmed

I liked the first ‘Kung Fu Panda.’

Edwin Catmull

Our love of kung fu goes back to the Bruce Lee days in the 1970s. Outside the action, we loved the interesting, heartfelt stories and the dialogue. It was RZA’s idea to draw all that in there as samples.


I have never planned anything. ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ was also never planned or anything.

Disha Patani

I throw it all in there, Kung Fu, blaxploitation, horror.

Keenen Ivory Wayans

In most kung fu films, they want to create a hero who’s always fighting a bad guy. In the story of Ip Man, he’s not fighting physical opponents. He’s fighting the ups and downs of his life.

Wong Kar-wai

I’ve started meditation. I even train in Kung Fu. I’m into my juicing, my healthy eating – my whole lifestyle has taken a massive turn.


I remember when I was a kid, I’d watch ‘Kung Fu Theater’ on TV, and all the movies would star guys named things like ‘Bruce Lai’ – you’d never get the real Bruce Lee films. So when I finally saw ‘Enter the Dragon,’ I was like, ‘Holy cow, who is this guy?’

Justin Lin

I do kung fu. I box. I ride horses. I like to race cars in a crazy way.

Luke Goss

I use Kung Fu. That really helps my flexibility and coordination.

Robert Parish

I was the black kid in school who’d skate and wrestle, who was really into outer space and botany and kung fu and hip-hop. I was into everything.

Jermaine Fowler

I’m not cynical. I cry at ‘ET.’ And ‘Kung Fu Panda!’

Pilou Asbaek

Even while modeling, I was still practicing kung fu and boxing as sports.

Djimon Hounsou

Pre-‘Tokyo Drift,’ I was like: ‘Am I gonna play Yakuza #1 and Chinese Waiter #2 for the rest of my life? Is America even ready for an Asian face that speaks English, that doesn’t do Kung Fu?’

Sung Kang

Prior to ‘Tokyo Drift,’ the iconic perception of Asians in Hollywood films has been either the Kung Fu guy, the Yakuza guy or some technical genius. It used to be such a joke, to be laughed at rather than with.

Sung Kang

When I was a kid, I would make kung fu movies with the kids in the neighborhood, and I would be the guy behind the camera directing everybody, but they were all very silly little shorts and comedy bits.

Dan Fogler

When we were first creating the look of ‘Kung Fu Panda,’ we wanted to pay tribute to the beautiful tradition and culture of China.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Qing Cheng Mountain was a direct influence on the mysterious final shot of ‘Kung Fu Panda 2.’

Jennifer Yuh Nelson

My producer for the first ‘Kung Fu Panda’ movie, Melissa Cobb, is an amazing woman. She’s supersmart and helps push everyone – male, female, anyone – to do their best.

Jennifer Yuh Nelson

I do a combination of running and kung fu on a regular basis.


I wish there were more kung fu films. They are a part of our culture.

Sammo Hung

Kung fu films have to move with the rest of the world. You couldn’t keep on doing sword fights in historic films. People wanted superheroes. They wanted something fast and new.

Sammo Hung

If all young actors want is to star in romances, what do they need to learn kung fu for?

Sammo Hung

I was mugged when I was 12. I had a portable radio, and I ran into this building and these two guys came in and hit me, busted me up and took the radio. After that I was very paranoid and I started taking kung fu and karate. But I didn’t want to fight.

Freddie Prinze

What is Kung Fu?

In principle, kung fu is also known as wushu and quanfa. Chinese martial arts. In China, this means any research, learning or practice that needs to be done with patience, attention, and time.

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