Jiu jitsu Inspirational Quotes and Sayings

Everyone sometimes needs some inspiration and motivation in life. We can watch inspirational videos or listen to motivational speeches. Sure, it can be good. But as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners, we can do also one more thing – read motivational BJJ sentences. Below you will find the best jiu-jitsu inspirational quotes and sayings. 

Members of Gracie Family quotes 

The Gracies are called the first family of jiu-jitsu. They had a huge influence on BJJ. They are well-known for the development of this sport. No wonder that this famous family also comes with all kinds of jiu-jitsu inspirational quotes and sayings. 

Helio Gracie 

Helio Gracie, regarded as one of the fathers of BJJ and most important persons in that sport, is author of many motivational jiu-jitsu sentences. Most of the times his quotes focus on the importance of technique, not relying on physical strength, and praising chokes. Below you can check the most well-known Master Helio Gracie inspirational sayings. 

Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing, and leverage rather than brute strength

The Jiu-Jitsu I created was designed to give the weak ones a chance to face the heavy and strong.

Jiu-jitsu is personal efficiency to protect the weaker, which anyone can do. It is the force of leverage against brute force.

For the choke, there are no “tough guys”. With an arm lock, he can be tough and resist the pain. With the choke he just passes out, goes to sleep.

Carlos Gracie Senior 

Visionary of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, founder of the very first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academy and at the same time author of one of the best jiu-jitsu inspirational quotes and sayings. You can check his most well-known world of wisdom below. 

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

Other Gracie Family members

The Gracie Family is really huge and has many amazing BJJ competitors as its members. All of them together we owe many amazing jiu-jitsu inspirational quotes and sayings. Some of them you can check below. 

My opponent is my teacher, my ego is my enemy.Renzo Gracie

If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions. – Carlson Gracie, Sr.

If you train worst case scenarios consistently, they will no longer be a worst-case scenario. – Rener Gracie

True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up, try again and display a strength of heart. – Rickson Gracie

Talented people without discipline don’t go anywhere. – Royce Gracie

Machado Brothers

The Machado Brothers are another great Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu family. However, they are the creators of a much smaller number of jiu-jitsu inspirational quotes and sayings than members of the Gracie Family. Still what they said deserves attention. Sometimes because they say something a bit controversial like Rigan Machado and his nonsparring system. But sometimes also because they say something really inspiring and motivating.

Jean Jacques Machado

Jean Jacques Machado stands out from his brothers when it comes to such inspiring and motivating quotes. His sayings are best known when it comes to Machado Brothers. You can read them below. 

I am a shark, the ground is my ocean, and most people don’t know how to swim.

If you ask me what belt I am today I’ll tell you that I’m a white belt that never gave up.

Other great jiu-jitsu inspirational quotes and sayings

The BJJ world is full of very talented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners who have really smart things to say. Their quotes and sayings are about different things, but all of them have in common that they are very inspirational and can be a motivation for us all. See what the best of the best have to say about jiu-jitsu. 

Jiu-jitsu and martial arts do not build character, they reveal it. We are all born with unmeasurable courage and determination, but it is as we go through the trials of rigorous training that we rediscover that gifts. Ricardo Almeida 

Jiu-Jitsu at the end of the day is the art of expressing yourself honestly. Every time you put on a Gi, you can’t lie.Saulo Ribeiro

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. That what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is.Saulo Ribeiro

To be champion all you have to do is train. But first, one must be a good person. Be a friend at the academy, learn to help. To be good at Jiu-Jitsu it’s all about believing and training, there isn’t that much else you can do. – Rodolfo Vieira

The rule is to train, train and train some more. Train until the lamb becomes the lion – Paulo Miyao