91 Jaunty Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes (Unleashing)

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Best Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

A truly resourceful mind can overcome the majority of what fortunePin

A truly resourceful mind can overcome the majority of what fortune throws at us and get to goals provided you’re sufficiently mentally robust. John Danaher

After I received my blue belt I soon recognized that the belts were simply an externalPin

After I received my blue belt, I soon recognized that the belts were simply an external representation of an inner experience, and that they mattered little compared to the person I was becoming. Chris Matakas

Anyone can be tough for a season. It takes a special kind of human to rise to lifes challenges for a lifetime.Pin

Anyone can be tough for a season. It takes a special kind of human to rise to life’s challenges for a lifetime. Chris Matakas

A brave man a real fighter is not measured by how many times he falls but how many times he stands up.Pin

A brave man, a real fighter is not measured by how many times he falls, but how many times he stands up. Rickson Gracie

BJJ is a lifestyle it is self confidence health and mental balance.Pin

BJJ is a lifestyle, it is self-confidence, health, and mental balance. Pedro Valente

BJJ is an art with many offshoots. Many use it for self defense others as a sport and some as a way ofPin

BJJ is an art with many offshoots. Many use it for self-defense, others as a sport, and some as a way of self-knowledge. It takes 50 percent training and 50 percent persistence to learn BJJ. However, to truly experience this art, you need to create a connection between you and BJJ, up to establishing a partnership in every aspect of your life. Vitor Shaolin

If you ask me what belt I am today Ill tell you that Im a white belt that never gave up.Pin

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

Jiu Jitsu is basic training for life. We are training not to learn how to fight but how to live.Pin

Jiu Jitsu is basic training for life. We are training not to learn how to fight, but how to live. Chris Matakas

Jiu Jitsu at the end of the day is the art of expressing yourself honestly. Every time you put on that Gi you cant lie.Pin

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

To achieve anything we must grind but to enjoy anything we must flow.Pin

To achieve anything we must grind, but to enjoy anything we must flow. Chris Matakas

Jiu Jitsu is like a philosophy. It helps me learn how to face life.Pin

Jiu-Jitsu is like a philosophy. It helps me learn how to face life. Helio Gracie Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

Make no mistake you earn a white belt. The belt is a physical representation of a commitmentPin

Make no mistake, you earn a white belt. The belt is a physical representation of a commitment to the beginner’s mind. It is a vulnerability and a willingness to learn that shines through. Chris Matakas

No aspect of jiu jitsu is invented only discovered. Every possible submission sweep or throwPin

No aspect of jiu jitsu is invented, only discovered. Every possible submission, sweep or throw already exists… progression is a matter of revelation, we have to learn to see what is there. Francisco Mansor

The primary purpose of jiu jitsu is self defense teaching them a complete self defensePin

The primary purpose of jiu-jitsu is self-defense, teaching them a complete self-defense system, but also wellness. And when we talk about wellness we refer to physical wellness, mental wellness, and spiritual wellness. Pedro Valente Jr

Learn to start over. After a tough defeat be at the academy the next day to work on your mistakes.Pin

Learn to start over. After a tough defeat, be at the academy the next day to work on your mistakes. Marcio Feitosa

Plateaus are a manifestation of the law of diminishing returns and when we reach one it simplyPin

Plateaus are a manifestation of the law of diminishing returns, and when we reach one it simply means that it is time to adjust our methods. Chris Matakas

The deepest benefits of Jiu Jitsu come off the mat. It encourages a worldview based upon thePin

The deepest benefits of Jiu-Jitsu come off the mat. It encourages a worldview based upon the idea of rational problem-solving. Jiu-Jitsu is all about solving problems that are rapidly changing under stress, and that gives you an ability to identify the crux of the problem in front of you, even in a stressful situation, and adapt your body and tactics to overcome that problem and continue overcoming it as the problem itself changes. It encourages you to use a very rational trial and error method, basically the same method that science uses to overcome these problems. So it gives you this sort of problem-solving mindset, which I think applies throughout life itself. John Danaher

Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger stronger and faster than you. So you have to learn toPin

Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger, and faster than you. So, you have to learn to rely on technique, timing, and leverage rather than brute strength. Helio Gracie

The art of Jiu Jitsu is worth more in every way than all of our athletics combined.Pin

The art of Jiu-Jitsu is worth more in every way than all of our athletics combined. Theodore Roosevelt

Its as real as it can get. That has made me a better person. Its made me a better man. Its made me understandPin

It’s as real as it can get. That has made me a better person. It’s made me a better man. It’s made me understand myself, my weaknesses, my strengths, and the shit I need to work on. Jiu-jitsu has been one of the most valuable tools I’ve ever had in my life. Joe Rogan

The highest aim was never to master Jiu Jitsu it was to master myself.Pin

The highest aim was never to master Jiu Jitsu; it was to master myself. Chris Matakas

A real jiu jitsu fighter does not go around beating people down. Our defense is made to neutralise aggression.Pin

A real jiu-jitsu fighter does not go around beating people down. Our defense is made to neutralise aggression. Helio Gracie

Short Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

BJJ is the art of being prepared for unpredictable things.Pin

BJJ is the art of being prepared for unpredictable things. Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

Jiu Jitsu is perfect. Its humans who make errors.Pin

Jiu Jitsu is perfect. It’s humans who make errors. Rickson Gracie

My opponent is my teacher my ego is my enemy.Pin

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

Anger brought me to jiu jitsu but love made me stay.Pin

Anger brought me to jiu jitsu, but love made me stay. Abmar Barbosa

Fighting is not a physical thing it is a spiritual thing.Pin

Fighting is not a physical thing, it is a spiritual thing. Rickson Gracie

If you want to be a lion you must train with lions.Pin

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

If you are forcing it you are doing it wrong.Pin

If you are forcing it, you are doing it wrong. T.D. Abe

BJJ is an art that teaches us to be tolerant with intolerance.Pin

BJJ is an art that teaches us to be tolerant with intolerance. Carlos Gracie

The winner can brag the loser can keep quiet.Pin

The winner can brag, the loser can keep quiet. Roberto Atalla

Never give up on your dreams.Pin

Never give up on your dreams. Ricardo Vieira

The more I train the luckier I get.Pin

The more I train the luckier I get. Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

Inspirational Humble Jiu Jitsu Quotes

You go down practising the art of Jiu Jitsu. And the art is how do I control and submit myPin

You go down practising the art of Jiu-Jitsu. And the art is: how do I control and submit my opponent and survive using the least amount of attributes. Chris Haueter

We have an obligation to ourselves to foster the environment that allows for our self actualization. Rather than myPin

We have an obligation to ourselves to foster the environment that allows for our self-actualization. Rather than my gifts serving me, I must serve them. I want to be a steward of the best aspects of my character and assist them in their fulfillment through proper discipline and habits. Chris Matakas

I think we owe most of our successes to our initial ignorance. When we begin we cannotPin

I think we owe most of our successes to our initial ignorance. When we begin, we cannot see the obstacles ahead, and so we march on optimistically. In hindsight, when we look back and connect the dots, we see just how green we were at the start, and it was only our ignorance that upheld us from the crushing despair of the task at hand. Chris Matakas

Talk to all people about happiness health and prosperity.Pin

Talk to all people about happiness, health, and prosperity. Carlos Gracie Sr

Jiu jitsu is a gentle art. Its the art where a small man or woman is going to prove to you noPin

Jiu-jitsu is a 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’s what Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is. Saulo Ribeiro

We can either approach Jiu Jitsu through the lens of the real world or we can approachPin

We can either approach Jiu Jitsu through the lens of the “real world” or we can approach the real world through the lens of Jiu Jitsu. I have found the latter to be far more rewarding. Chris Matakas

BJ is the art of physically dominating without hurting the opponent. BJJ gives us physical andPin

BJ is the art of physically dominating without hurting the opponent. BJJ gives us physical and moral strength as well as self-knowledge. Demian Maya

The most interesting aspect of Jiu Jitsu is of course the techniques are great but the sensibilityPin

The most interesting aspect of Jiu-Jitsu is…of course the techniques are great…but the sensibility of the opponent, sense of touch, the weight, the momentum, the transition from one movement to another. Rickson Gracie

Discipline and consistency. I owe these two factors all I have attained in my life. Things have neverPin

Discipline and consistency. I owe these two factors all I have attained in my life. Things have never happened overnight. Results have appeared as a consequence of decades-long toil. It is necessary to persist. Carlos Gracie Jr

My life is dedicated to Jiu Jitsu. My goal was simply to build a brotherhood to lead the expansionPin

My life is dedicated to Jiu-Jitsu. My goal was simply to build a brotherhood to lead the expansion of Jiu-Jitsu while respecting the essence of our art. My students are an extension of my family. I want each one of them to achieve their personal best while helping spread Jiu-Jitsu. We must do that by honoring the traditions and efforts of those who came before us. Carlos Gracie Jr

What differentiates Brazilian jiu jitsu from most martial arts is the employment of positionalPin

What differentiates Brazilian jiu-jitsu from most martial arts is the employment of positional strategy. In jiu-jitsu, the position you are in relative to your opponent is paramount. A kick-boxer or a karateka is concerned with knocking out their opponent, but besides distance and angles, they do not give much thought to the position of their body in relation to their opponent’s. Jiu-Jitsu first seeks to establish a position, and then to finish the fight. Nic Gregoriades

Jiu jitsu is not the art of hitting its the art of not getting hit.Pin

Jiu jitsu is not the art of hitting, it’s the art of not getting hit. Royce Gracie

The rule is to train train and train some more. Train until the lamb becomes the lion.Pin

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

In the fight only one person can be comfortable. Your job is to transfer the comfort from your opponent to you.Pin

In the fight, only one person can be comfortable. Your job is to transfer the comfort from your opponent to you. Rickson Gracie

Jiu jitsu is not the art of hitting its the art of not getting hit.Pin

Jiu-jitsu is not the art of hitting, it’s the art of not getting hit. Royce Gracie

The high minded pursuit of a Jiu Jitsu practitioner pursuing mastery cannot coexist well with thePin

The high-minded pursuit of a Jiu Jitsu practitioner pursuing mastery cannot coexist well with the modern world. Our values vary immensely from our contemporaries. This pursuit leaves societal norms slaughtered in our wake. Those who share this journey will praise our efforts; those in the hive will think we have lost it. We must be willing to be misunderstood if we are to understand ourselves. Chris Matakas

A strong body is a good asset. A strong mind is a very good asset.Pin

A strong body is a good asset. A strong mind is a very good asset. Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

Todays world is flooded with participation trophies. In an attempt to promote equality we have robbedPin

Today’s world is flooded with participation trophies. In an attempt to promote equality we have robbed our youth of the most growth-inducing aspect of competition, failing. If you want to be resurrected, you have to first be crucified. Everybody wants to be reborn, but no one is willing to die. Losing, in the context of whatever arena it may be, is a microcosmic death. When we learn from our failures and grow because of them, we are reborn. Chris Matakas

Ive never been quite as humbled as I have in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.Pin

I’ve never been quite as humbled as I have in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Lex Friedman

Jiu Jitsu forges friendships in a way Ive never known. Being involved in art as intimate asPin

Jiu-Jitsu forges friendships in a way I’ve never known. Being involved in art as intimate as this, where the bodily connection is a must, the common cultural boundaries of personal space are broken. You will never see more hugs, high fives, and physical expressions of love than on the mats. Ultimately, this proves to be one of the most fulfilling aspects of our pursuit of mastery. Along the way, we learn to love others as we love ourselves. Chris Matakas

The discipline of BJJ is for the protection of individuals the older man the weal the child thePin

The discipline of BJJ is for the protection of individuals, the older man, the weal, the child, the young woman, and anyone who does not have the physical attributes to defend themselves. Helio Gracie

Life is yours do not let lifes problems have other influences on what you believe. See for yourself.Pin

Life is yours, do not let life’s problems have other influences on what you believe. See for yourself. Carlson Gracie, Sr.

Jiu Jitsu provides a place of fellowship that unfortunately our society has largely failed to create.Pin

Jiu-Jitsu provides a place of fellowship that, unfortunately, our society has largely failed to create. Chris Matakas

Jiu jitsu and martial arts do not build character they reveal it. We are all born with unmeasurablePin

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 those gifts. Ricardo Almeida

Competition starts the moment you open your eyes in the morning. If you have thatPin

Competition starts the moment you open your eyes in the morning. If you have that mindset, you’ll be closer to victory. Saulo Ribeiro

Physical strength hard work mental strength perseverance and spiritual strength lovePin

Physical strength (hard work), mental strength (perseverance), and spiritual strength (love & acceptance) are the keys to continuous growth. Rickson Gracie

When youre training for Jiu Jitsu particularly if youre training for a competition you have to bePin

When you’re training for Jiu-Jitsu, particularly if you’re training for a competition, you have to be pretty prescribed in the variety of what you eat. Anthony Bourdain

To be a champion all you have to do is train. But first one must be a good person. Be a friend atPin

To be a champion all you have to do is train. But first, one must be a good person. Be a friend at the academy, and 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 Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

There is no more valuable skill than studentship. The farther we go down one area of humanPin

There is no more valuable skill than studentship. The farther we go down one area of human understanding, the more we see the corollaries that all activities share. Everything I do for the rest of my life, all the skills I acquire, will be made possible because of my time spent on the mats. It has revealed a symbiosis between all things that I never knew existed. Chris Matakas

Jiu Jitsu Quotes About Life

Jiu Jitsu is just an excuse Brazilians came up with to hug people for a few hours a day.Pin

Jiu-Jitsu is just an excuse Brazilians came up with to hug people for a few hours a day. Rayron Gracie

You can train a martial art or a martial sport such as jiu jitsu which is both for sportive uses. But whilePin

You can train a martial art, or a martial sport, such as jiu-jitsu, which is both, for sportive uses. But while you’re doing this you always have to think about reality. You have to train the sportive methods, but then always keep adapting them and yourself to be able to use them in real situations. You can’t lose sight of that or you lose sight of jiu-jitsu itself. That is the base idea of Brazilian jiu-jitsu – practice for sport, but be able to apply it for real. Rigan Machado

Jiu jitsu is personal efficiency to protect the weaker which anyone can do. It is thePin

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

Self defense is not a set of techniques its a state of mind and it begins with the belief that youPin

Self-defense is not a set of techniques, it’s a state of mind and it begins with the belief that you are worth depending. Rorion Gracie

Jiu jitsu helped me to understand life in a very deep way because its a representation of lifePin

Jiu-jitsu helped me to understand life in a very deep way because it’s a representation of life but on the mat. You can express your emotions, you can express your intelligence, and you can express your personality, your character. You cannot hide anything because once you’re there, you have your Gi, [but] no gold watches, and no security, no guns, and you have to expose yourself in a very raw way. Rickson Gracie

This is the art of self defense created by monks and involves intelligence and sensitivityPin

This is the art of self-defense created by monks and involves intelligence and sensitivity at a high level. It teaches us to defend ourselves and to attack; jiu-jitsu contains the most logical movements to put into practice. Carlos Gracie Jr.

Jiu jitsu puts you completely in the moment where you must have a complete focus onPin

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. Rickson Gracie

Ive learned to fall like the BJJ player to protect the body through controlling thePin

I’ve learned to fall like the BJJ player, to protect the body through controlling the distribution of force by slapping the mat with hands open. With hands open. Hands open. Open. Cameron Conaway Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

On the other side of self doubt comes a confidence from faith in the process. Even though .Pin

On the other side of self-doubt comes a confidence from faith in the process. Even though our destination may be a long way off, each day we rise with a subtle smile as if we have already achieved it, because, when we are truly committed to a task, we already have. Chris Matakas

Its an art where we control an opponent without hurting him using a small part of our power.Pin

It’s an art where we control an opponent without hurting him, using a small part of our power. Jose Mario Sperry

To be champion all you have to do is train. But first one must be a good person. Be a friendPin

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 medal from an old grappling tournament will not serve me today but the courage IPin

The medal from an old grappling tournament will not serve me today, but the courage I developed in its acquisition will. By investing in yourself, by using all endeavors as a vehicle to shape who we are, we exist in the present moment with a lifetime of growth behind us. I have loved many vehicles throughout the years, Jiu Jitsu more than any other, but the vehicle has, and always will, be a distant second to the driver. Chris Matakas

We can lose the roll we can lose position but we can constantly strive to win the moment.Pin

We can lose the roll, we can lose position, but we can constantly strive to win the moment. Chris Matakas

Before a big tournament I stick to the stuff Ive been doing and just drill it to death. If yourePin

Before a big tournament, I stick to the stuff I’ve been doing and just drill it to death. If you’re thinking about what to do next, your competitor is already moving to his next move. It’s best to just react and let your body take over. Keenan Cornelius

When you realize you are no longer made of glass you lose the desire to demonstrate that fragility in others.Pin

When you realize you are no longer made of glass, you lose the desire to demonstrate that fragility in others. Chris Matakas

For all the doubters all I want to say is you should try and get to know me better.Pin

For all the doubters all I want to say is, you should try and get to know me better. If you did you would know I never give up. Victor Shaolin Ribeiro

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

There is no losing in jiu jitsu. You either win or you learn. Carlos Gracie, Sr.

Many of us begin this art with little to no understanding of what we are gettingPin

Many of us begin this art with little to no understanding of what we are getting ourselves into. Then, maybe a year or a black belt later, we realize this odyssey we have embarked upon and rest happily in knowing we have chosen a noble struggle. Chris Matakas

The road from white belt to black is long and arduous most never reach the end. There arePin

The road from white belt to black is long and arduous; most never reach the end. There are simply too many obstacles of daily life, and too much effort and attention required, for this to be something that the majority of practitioners achieve. This is why a black belt in Jiu Jitsu, especially from a reputable source, is the pinnacle of martial arts rank. It is valuable because of what must be traded for its achievement. Chris Matakas

Champions seek tough training partners in the academy. They go for the challengePin

Champions seek tough training partners in the academy. They go for the challenge. The power of the will needs to be greater than the fear of losing or the vanity of being seen as a champion. Carlos Gracie Jr. Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

A black belt only covers two inches of your ass you have to cover the rest.Pin

A black belt only covers two inches of your ass – you have to cover the rest. Royce Gracie

True strength is not always shown through victory. Stand up try again and display the strength of heart.Pin

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

The biggest lesson I learned from jiu jitsu was how to truly know myself.Pin

The biggest lesson I learned from jiu-jitsu was how to truly know myself. Carlos Gracie

Your opponent is strong are you crazy Strong is the smell of your bullshit.Pin

Your opponent is strong, are you crazy? Strong is the smell of your bullsh**. José Mario Sperry

Jiu Jitsu is a baptism by combat and serves a purpose in the inner lifePin

Jiu Jitsu is a baptism by combat, and serves a purpose in the inner life of the individual that has always existed, but our modern culture fails to acknowledge. Chris Matakas

The essential characteristic of jiu jitsu is very simple. Its the science and art of controlPin

The essential characteristic of jiu-jitsu is very simple. It’s the science and art of control that leads to submission. John Danaher

Jiu Jitsu uses us to express itself and the best thing we can do to is to become aPin

Jiu Jitsu uses us to express itself, and the best thing we can do to is to become a vehicle capable of expressing Jiu Jitsu with all of its perfection minus our imperfections. Chris Matakas Jiu Jitsu Motivational Quotes

We seek to understand Jiu Jitsu as a vehicle to understand ourselves. We have differentPin

We seek to understand Jiu-Jitsu as a vehicle to understand ourselves. We have different explicit goals, from getting in shape, learning self-defense or competition, but tacitly we all seek mastery of ourselves. Chris Matakas

Consistently failing is nothing more than an indication that you are progressing. The more we fail thePin

Consistently failing is nothing more than an indication that you are progressing. The more we fail the farther we will see. Failure is not an option; it is the only option. A master is a master because he has had the courage to fail and the wisdom to learn from it. Chris Matak

Jiu Jitsu Across Cultures:

Jiu Jitsu, once a martial art confined to the shores of Japan and later Brazil, has now transcended cultural boundaries to become a global phenomenon. Its journey from ancient Japanese self-defense techniques to the modern Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) practiced worldwide is a testament to its universal appeal.

One of the key factors contributing to the global popularity of Jiu Jitsu is its effectiveness as a form of self-defense and combat sport. As people seek practical methods of protecting themselves and improving physical fitness, Jiu Jitsu offers a comprehensive solution. This has led to the establishment of Jiu Jitsu academies in countries across the globe, from the United States to Europe, Asia, and beyond.

The spread of Jiu Jitsu has facilitated a rich exchange of knowledge and techniques between different cultures. Practitioners from diverse backgrounds come together to train, share insights, and refine their skills. This cultural exchange not only enriches the practice of Jiu Jitsu but also fosters understanding and respect among participants.

Moreover, the global community of Jiu Jitsu practitioners transcends linguistic, ethnic, and socio-economic barriers. On the mats, individuals from various walks of life come together as equals, united by their passion for the art. This sense of camaraderie and mutual respect extends beyond the training environment, promoting a spirit of inclusivity and cooperation in society at large.

Furthermore, Jiu Jitsu serves as a platform for cultural exchange and diplomacy. International competitions and events bring together athletes from around the world, showcasing the diversity and unity of the Jiu Jitsu community. Through friendly competition and shared experiences, individuals learn to appreciate and celebrate each other’s differences, fostering greater global harmony.

Jiu Jitsu’s journey across cultures highlights its transformative power to unite people from diverse backgrounds, promote mutual respect, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding. As it continues to grow in popularity and influence, Jiu Jitsu serves as a beacon of unity in an increasingly interconnected world.

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