Carlson Gracie quotes
1933 - 2006; Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner
If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions.
Punch a black belt in the face, he becomes a brown belt. Punch him again, purple...
If your opponent is tapping, your technique is good. If he is not tapping, your technique
If it were not for me, the Gracies would be selling Bananas in Largo do Machado!
There is no reward without sacrifice.
Never quit, you have to resist to the utmost. 'Til you drop, like a Samurai.
Jiu Jitsu is all one thing; it is all the same, however I am a very dedicated and studious
person. I am always inventing new positions, evolving old ones. I research positions and with
repetition and observation I improve on them. Because everything in the world changes and
progresses, so I try to do that with Jiu-Jitsu.
Never hesitate when a challenge comes. Just do it.
Be too big to feel unrest, too noble to feel anger, too strong to feel fear, and too happy to
tumble in adversity.
If you can not win, make the enemy pay a steep price for victory.
There is no losing in jiu jitsu. You either win or you learn.
He goes around saying that his sons are the biggest and best fighters in the world and that
they discovered the invincibility. His students lose everything here in Brazil. OK, Royce did
well in the U.S. He beat everyone there, but no one knew anything then. Here in Brazil, I've
never seen Royce win ONE championship. He lost to everyone. He lost to De La Riva, who
was so much smaller than him. He tapped out to Paschoal. He's a good fighter, but never won
Carlson Gracie, on his uncle Helio Gracie
The best way to get a move to work is to make it so uncomfortable that the opponent gives
it to you to stop the pain.
You should be a missile and go and destroy your opponent.
Always enter like a kitten and leave like a lion. But NEVER enter like a lion and leave like a
kitten. Always be humble.
If you want to be a champion, remember this: Lions walk with lions, hyenas with hyenas and
elephants with elephants. They don't walk together.