25 Bloodsport Quotes Celebrating The Marital Arts Film

Get your blood pumping with these Bloodsport quotes from the film. 

If you are a fan of martial arts movies or you just cannot get enough of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s fantastic dance moves, you will love our Bloodsport quotes. 

Check out our Bloodsport quotes for more action-packed fun. 

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What is Bloodsport?

Bloodsport is a 1980s martial arts film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Forest Whitaker, Bolo Yeung, Donald Gibb, and Leah Ayres. 

Some people would argue that Bloodsport is a classic American martial arts film. 

The film premiered in 1988 and still holds a special place in the hearts of fans. 

Check out these Bloodsport facts below: 

  • Bloodsport is allegedly based on a true story. 
  • Van Damme was originally cast to play the alien in the movie Predator. 
  • Van Damme was an extra in the movies Breakin’ and Missing in Action. 

Is Bloodsport actually a good movie?

Well, that depends on who you ask. 

Some people love the film for its martial arts action, while others love its campy acting, ridiculous reactions, and off-timing responses. 

Bloodsport is a film that is allegedly based on the adventures of an American military pilot, Frank Dux (pronounced Duke). 

In the 1980s, the real-life Frank Dux did an interview with Black Belt magazine. 

In the interview, he claimed to have served in the U.S. military and participated in covert operations for the CIA.

He claimed that his undercover missions aimed to disrupt criminal organizations that oversaw fights to the death in Southeast Asia. 

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Many of these stories have been debunked as tall tales, but the producers and writers wanted to make a movie about them anyway. 

Why do people love Bloodsport?

People love Bloodsport because of its action-packed fight scenes and uncanny feats of athleticism.

Vann Damme was in his prime when this movie premiered.

His performance is well remembered because he did it all, from notable splits to fighting in the championship after being blinded by his opponent. 

Bloodsport is a movie all martial arts fans should watch. 

To learn more, check out our Bloodsport quotes below. 

Short Bloodsport quotes from Frank Dux about lifetime learning

Frank pushed himself to learn as much as he could to restore his family’s honor. 

1. “Teach me. I can do it.” — Frank Dux, Bloodsport  

2. “But you have so much to teach.” — Frank Dux, Bloodsport  

3. “Aren’t you a little old for video games?” — Frank Dux, Bloodsport  

4. “Shingo and I were close friends. Brothers.” — Frank Dux, Bloodsport  

5. “And you and Mrs. Tanaka have treated me like a son. What will happen now?” — Frank Dux, Bloodsport  

The top Bloodsport quotes  from Tanaka about training and legacy

Tanaka is pivotal to the film as the person trains Frank. 

6. “No more training. Stop now.” — Tanaka, Bloodsport

7. “You are not Japanese! You are not a Tanaka!” — Tanaka, Bloodsport

8. “War was wrong. I came to America to start over, to have a new family and a son.” — Tanaka, Bloodsport

9. “For 2,000, the teachings passed, father to son, father to son. When Shingo died, it stopped.” — Tanaka, Bloodsport

10. “You don’t understand. During the war, I lost my first family. My son, daughter, and wife. I left Japan because of the war.” — Tanaka, Bloodsport

Famous Bloodsport quotes from Ray Jackson about loving full-contact sports

Jackson loves anything martial arts or contact related; here are some of his best quotes. 

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11. “Only if you fuck up.” — Ray Jackson, Bloodsport 

12. “I love anything full contact.” — Ray Jackson, Bloodsport 

13. “No shit, you honor his invitation.”  — Ray Jackson, Bloodsport 

14. “I need a few more scars on my face.” — Ray Jackson, Bloodsport 

15. “Aren’t you a little young for full-contact?” — Ray Jackson, Bloodsport 

The best Bloodsport quotes from Chong Li about breaking your opponent 

Chong Li is the toughest guy at the tournament and spends the entire movie kicking butt. 

16. “Very good.” — Chong Li, Bloodsport 

17. “You are next!” — Chong Li, Bloodsport 

18. “But brick not hit back!” — Chong Li, Bloodsport 

19. “You break my record.” — Chong Li, Bloodsport 

20. “Now I break you like I break your friend.” — Chong Li, Bloodsport 

Bloodsport quotes and saying from Victor about battle

21. “What’s the hold-up?” — Victor, Bloodsport 

22. “Oh, right, like put up your dukes.” — Victor, Bloodsport 

23. “What’s the difference if Bruce Springsteen is his shidoshi?” — Victor, Bloodsport 

24. “Just be sure Chong Li doesn’t separate your head from your body.” — Victor, Bloodsport 

25. “I’m Lin. You Jackson? You look like a Jackson. That must make you Frank Ducks.” — Victor, Bloodsport 

Did Bloodsport directly inspire Mortal Kombat?

Mortal Kombat is one of the world’s most successful fighting video game series. 

The first Mortal Kombat was released in 1992 and to many cues from Bloodsport. 

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The developers of Mortal Kombat wanted to create a video game based on the Van Damme movie Universal Soldier. 

However, the deal failed, leaving developers scrambling to create something. 

They decided to capitalize on the Vann Damme persona and created the character Johnny Cage. 

If you pay attention, you will notice that Johnny Cage has the same initials as Jean-Claude. 

Cage is Van Damme’s direct video game mirror. 

He is supposed to be an arrogant Hollywood actor whose signature move is the split.

And if you are really paying attention, you will see that Johnny Cage’s first outfit, the spandex with the sash, is a replica of Van Damme’s character in Bloodsport. 

What is your favorite Bloodpsort quote?

Please be sure to let us know in the comment section below. 

Clifton Sankofa has Master's degrees in English, Teaching, and School Leadership. He is a veteran educator and school leader. Clifton has built his career around teaching language arts, social-emotional learning, hip-hop(e), and vegan cooking. Across the country, Black and Brown communities die over preventable diseases. Clifton's aim is to help reverse this trend through cultural shifts. Using hip-hop and cultural-centered activities, he educates young people on how to reclaim their health and heritage through sustainable vegan eating, cooking practices, and literacy skills.
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