Monday, October 27, 2008

Rickson gracie quotes

Rickson Gracie gave an interview to Sultatame (Brazilian magazine) after a seminar and these are some of the more remarkable quotes from it:

About the current BJJ in the world:
"As a teacher I always like to give a full view of jiu jitsu to all my students. From self defense, to competition and no-gi techniques. If you get too focused on a helicopter sweep or on the x-guard and spend years training only that, you will find a lot of trouble without the gi or in an mma fight."


About food:
"Nutrition is the beginning of our health. We are what we eat."


About the use of BJJ in MMA:
"Jiu jitsu is MMA. Since the beginning our main concern was always to put jiu jitsu to the test and that's where mma came from. We were always open to challenge matches, since the time of the capoeira fighters, to boxers, street fighters and now with the MMA/UFC."


Final message to the readers:
"It is only with a lot of training and dedication that we can achieve something. A brave man, a real fighter is not measured by how many times he fall, but how many times he stand up. Always be ready to fight, to win and to forgive when necessary. Good luck and train hard!"

1 comment:

Jose Martino said...

A brave man, a real fighter is not measured by how many times he fall, but how many times he stand up.