Jiu-jitsu puts you completely in the moment, where you must have a complete focus on finding a solution to the problem. This trains the mind to build that focus, to increase your awareness, your capacity to solve problems.— Rickson Gracie
The most controversy Rickson Gracie quotes that are little-known but priceless
True strength is not always shown through victory.
Stand up, try again and display strength of heart.
Sometimes, you don't have to win, you cannot win. but that has nothing to do with losing.
I am a shark, the ground is my ocean, and most people can't even swim.
Our fears don't stop death, they stop life.
The journey has to be based on passion.
Put yourself in something you love to do. If you love what you do you're able to dedicate yourself, overcome obstacles.
In life, when presented with any situation, breathe, take your time, focus and then decide what to do.
Physical strength (hard work), mental strength (perseverance) and spiritual strength (love & acceptance) are the keys to continuous growth.
If you are not comortable to deal with an opponent 50 lbs heavier than you, there is something wrong with your Jiu Jitsu.
Self-defence, self-confidence, discipline and self control. The values you learn are priceless.
The biggest gift I received as a martial artist is without a question the capacity to be in peace.
Everybody has fear. The difference is that the coward does not control fear and the brave... gets over it.
If you are ready to die, then you are ready to live.
A strong body is a good asset. A strong mind is a very good asset.
A 10,000 mile walk, begins with a single step and continues one step at a time.
Willingness to learn is the mark of a youthful mind.
Finding the balance between body, mind and spirit is a great achievement.
When I am fighting I am keeping my mind empty for any expectations.
I am waiting for something unique, completely new.
Not the past, not the future, life is now.
Boxer guys are very tough and they play a very tough game, but its a game.
Karate guys, tae kwon doe guys, kickboxers or judo guys, they are very tough guys and a lot of heart and a lot of training, but its very specifically as a sport. It's not a fight. A fight is everything goes.
It's all about how I feel about things. I never expect much, I always felt like I obey my heart.
My inspiration's coming from nature, I love nature and all the expressions, I love art, I love expressions of beauty. It's part of my life, being engaged in the moment.
If you believe, then you have already taken the first step towards your achievement.
The search for truth begins in your heart.
When setting a long-term goal, find the pace necessary to achieve it.
Being in an empty mind increases my intuition, my sense of energy.
People are here to serve. We cannot waste potential.
What makes you tough is your mindset and I believe anyone can be tough.
The most important thing is not victory, the most important thing is don't get defeated.
I believe intelligence and fear are very close together.
Guys who say they are not afraid of anything, they are stupid. They are silly to me...I am afraid of everything
I see fear as a sign of intelligence, of preservation.
Study is a life long pursuit.
If today you have nothing to be happy about, thank God for the potential of tomorrow.
Don't be rushed, be sure.
I don't believe in luck; it's just dedication to the technique plus good physical condition.
Be positive and the challenge will be easier.
When you are on the ground, only one of you two can be comfortable at any one time. Either you are comfortable or the opponent is. Your job is to transfer the comfortable from him to you in every position
If size mattered, the elephant would be king of the jungle.
I always keep my mind open. For me, a mind has to work like like a parachute, works only if it's open.
If you don’t love yourself, who is supposed to do it for you?
If we fight for money, I'll stop hitting you when you ask me to.
If we fight for honor, I'll stop hitting you when I feel like it.
Forgiveness is its own reward.
Look around and find something for which to be grateful.
If you do not speak up when it matters, when would it matter that you speak? The opposite of courage is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
It doesn’t matter what it is, it becomes better with love.
Born to fight. Learn to win. Live to help.
My code of life and my personal bushido is honour, respect, loyalty, courage and surrender.
A brave man, a real fighter is not measured by how many times he falls, but how many times he stands up.