Judo Sayings and Quotes

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


Judo teaches us to look for the best possible course of action, whatever the individual circumstances.     

Kano Jigoro

In Judo, he who thinks is immediately thrown. Victory is assured to the combatant who is both physically and mentally nonresistant.     

Robert Linsse

Judo is the way to the most effective use of both physical and spiritual strength.     

Kano Jigoro

Judo helps us to understand that worry is a waste of energy.     

Kano Jigoro

Judo is a study of techniques with which you may kill if you wish to kill, injure if you wish to injure, subdue if you wish to subdue, and, when attacked, defend yourself.     

Kano Jigoro