For the choke, there are no "tough guys". With an arm lock he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep.

— Helio Gracie

The most impressive Helio Gracie quotes that are little-known but priceless

Jiu Jitsu is a mousetrap. The trap does not chase the mouse. But when the mouse grabs the cheese, the trap plays its role.


The Jiu Jitsu I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong.


Jiu-Jitsu is like a philosophy. It helps me learn how to face life.


A real jiu-jitsu fighter does not go around beating people down.

Our defense is made to neutralize aggression.


Jiu-jitsu is personal efficiency to protect the weaker, which anyone can do.

It is the force of leverage against brute force.


To do the right thing at the right season is a great art.


Usually, a well thought answer makes an aggressor think twice.


I created a flag from the sport's dignity.

I oversee the name of my family with affection, steady nerves and blood.


For the choke, there are no 'tough guys'


You should never have a power, in any area, with the purpose of harming someone.


Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing and leverage rather than brute strength


If you count all fights like everybody else does, including Rickson, who says he has 400 fights; if you count like that, I have a million.


About Helio Gracie

Quotes 15 sayings
Profession Martial Artist
Birthday October 1, 1913

I don't defeat my opponents, they defeat themselves.


I knew I wasn't going to lose and that was based on the fact that I wanted not to lose.