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.
Sometimes, you don't have to win, you cannot win. but that has nothing to do with losing.
True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again and display strength of heart.
Our fears don't stop death, they stop life.
In life, when presented with any situation, breathe, take your time, focus and then decide what to do.
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.
I am a shark, the ground is my ocean, and most people can't even swim.
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
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.
If you are not comortable to deal with an opponent 50 lbs heavier than you, there is something wrong with your Jiu Jitsu...
Physical strength (hard work), mental strength (perseverance) and spiritual strength (love & acceptance) are the keys to continuous growth.
If size mattered, the elephant would be king of the jungle.
Born to fight.
Learn to win.
Live to help.
If today you have nothing to be happy about, thank God for the potential of tomorrow.
A brave man, a real fighter is not measured by how many times he falls, but how many times he stands up.
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
The biggest gift I received as a martial artist is without a question the capacity to be in peace.
Self-defence, self-confidence, discipline and self control. The values you learn are priceless.
If you are ready to die, then you are ready to live.
I always keep my mind open. For me, a mind has to work like like a parachute, works only if it's open.
Everybody has fear. The difference is that the coward does not control fear and the brave... gets over it.
A 10,000 mile walk, begins with a single step and continues one step at a time.
Finding the balance between body, mind and spirit is a great achievement.
My code of life and my personal bushido is honour, respect, loyalty, courage and surrender.
Not the past, not the future, life is now.
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