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
Sensational Jiu Jitsu quotations
There is no losing in jiu jitsu. You either win or you learn.
Sometimes, you don't have to win, you cannot win. but that has nothing to do with losing.
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.
The pine fought the storm and broke. The willow yielded to the wind and snow and did not break. Practice Jiu-Jitsu in just this way.
Jiu-Jitsu is like a philosophy. It helps me learn how to face life.
If you are not comortable to deal with an opponent 50 lbs heavier than you, there is something wrong with your Jiu Jitsu.
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.
A boxer is like a lion, the greatest predator on land, but you throw him in the shark tank and he's just another meal.
A black belt only covers two inches of your ass. You have to cover the rest.
The big, strong, tough guy goes to class, and he keeps getting tapped by the skinny, technical guy. It begins to change him. It makes him humble. That's what Jiu Jitsu does to you. It makes you humble.
Jiu Jitsu at the end of the day, is the art of expressing yourself honestly.
Everytime you put on a Gi, you can't lie.
If you think, you are late. If you are late, you use strength. If you use strength you get tired. And if you get tired, you die!
There's more philosophy in jiu-jitsu mats than in any Ivy League school in America.
The ground is my ocean, I’m the shark, and most people don’t even know how to swim.
I do Jiu Jitsu so I can protect you when I fight you.
Jiu-Jitsu for sure will save your ass, one way or another.
Not necessarily a physical fight but also being able to deal with yourself, know about yourself, and really improve yourself as a whole.
Jiu-jitsu is the gentle art. It's the art where a small man (or woman is going to prove to you, no matter how strong you are, no matter how mad you get, that you're going to have to accept defeat. Thats what Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is.
The idea of jiu-jitsu is to give the little guy a chance to beat the big guy.
Learn Gracie Jiu-Jitsu so that when a giant walks by, you don't think to yourself 'oh no,' you think to yourself 'how interesting!
Anyone who is serious about jiu-jitsu should know that the ability to defeat an opponent is nothing more than a metaphor for the ultimate combat, for the most significant victories are the ones we accomplish within ourselves
Turning the other cheek is a kind of moral jiu-jitsu.
When you do Jiu Jitsu, you won't look at a bigger guy and say 'oh no', you'll look and say 'how interesting!'
There is no losing in Jiu-Jitsu. You either win or you learn.
I’ ve always been a fan of the basics.
After you have a good solid foundation of Jiu-Jitsu, the rest comes by instinct. You create, invent. The rest is easy. The difficult part is the beginning.
The more you attack, the more your opponent will make mistakes.
The only guys that make it through are the guys that make it through are the guys that have a complete control of their ego where they tap out in the beginning, all the time, you're always losing in the beginning... Your ego can get bruised if you don't have control of it. So what ends up happens is Jiu Jitsu is the ultimate douchebag filter.
My father was a naturalist and a very spiritual person, who had a great desire to pass on his knowledge to others, so that they could receive the benefits of Jiu Jitsu as well. Growing up in this environment, I learned the art of Jiu Jitsu is actually a method through which one strives for self-perfection.
I don't know any real jiu-jitsu or judo or anything.
I do movie kung fu. With that, you can fake a punch, but you can't really fake a judo throw. You can get help from the person who you're throwing because they can kind of launch themselves.
I've been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu all my life.
Boxing, kickboxing. I'm definitely not a fighter, but I defend my honor.
When I started out, Jiu-Jitsu was really an elite thing in Brazil, and there was some prejudice towards poorer kids, so I had to learn things on my own. Some of my neighbours started doing Jiu-Jitsu, so I started watching it, and then started rolling with them. It wasn’t organized training, but it was better than nothing.
When you first start to do jiu-jitsu everyone has the goal of being a black belt. You want to be great at everything you do.
Jiu Jitsu is about waiting for the right time to do the right move.