Carlson Gracie Quotes

Best 20 Quotes by Carlson Gracie

“Always enter like a kitten and leave like a lion. But never enter like a lion and leave like a kitten. Always be humble.”

“Be too big to feel unrest, too noble to feel anger, too strong to feel fear, and too happy to tumble in adversity.”

“I am your friend, but in the ring we are enemies and I am going to beat you to a pulp!”

“If it were not for me, the Gracies would be selling Bananas in Largo do Machado!”

“If you cannot win, make the enemy pay a steep price for victory.”

“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.”

“If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions.”

“If your opponent is tapping, your technique is good. If he is not tapping, your technique sucks.”

“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.”

“Life is yours, do not let life's problems have other influences on what you believe. See for yourself.”

“My father was teaching on top of my mistakes. From there I developed a lot. When I wanted to learn something, I never forgot.”

“Never hesitate when a challenge comes. Just do it.”

“Never quit, you have to resist to the utmost. Till you drop, like a Samurai.

“Punch a black belt in the face, he becomes a brown belt. Punch him again, purple…”

“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.”

“The word 'creonte', I created that. And that worked out, everything I do in Jiu Jitsu works out.”

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