Carlson Gracie Quotes

Who is Carlson Gracie?

Carlson Gracie was one of the most influential practitioners of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He was the most influential member of the Gracie family, the founders of Gracie jiu-jitsu.

Born August 13, 1932
Died February 01, 2006

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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.”

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

“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.”

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

Carlson Gracie

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

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“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.”

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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“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.”

Carlson Gracie

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

Carlson Gracie

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“There is no losing in jiu jitsu. You either win or you learn.”

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“There is no reward without sacrifice.”

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“You know a thousand moves and you suck at every one of them.”

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“You should be a missile and go and destroy your opponent.”

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