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

Theodore Roosevelt

We are not in the business of martial arts  We are in the business of building confidence. Confidence not only to defend yourself—we help build the confidence required to face life.

Master Renzo Gracie

Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.


What man actually needs is not a tensionless state, but rather the striving and struggling for a goal worthy of him.

Viktor Frankl

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.

Marcus Aurelius

Put your kids in jiu-jitsu before other sports.

Kelly Slater

Jiu-jitsu is for the protection of the individual, the older man, the weak, the child the lady, and the young woman from being dominanted and hurt by some bum because they don’t have the physical attributes to defend themselves…Like I never had.

Helio Grace

When you get really good at something as difficult as jiu-jitsu, it makes everything in your life better.

Joe Rogan

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

In the application of one’s principles, one should resemble a pankratiast, and not a gladiator. For the gladiator lays aside the sword which he uses and then takes it up again, but the pankratiast always has his fist and simply needs to clench it.

Marcus Aurelius

Judo is the way of the highest or most efficient use of both physical and mental energy. Through training in the attack and defence techniques of judo, the practitioner nurtures the physical and mental strength, and gradually embodies the essence of the way of judo, thus the ultimate objective of judo discipline is to be utilised as a means of self perfection and thenceforth to make a positive contribution to society.

Jigorō Kanō

Learning jiu-jitsu is like learning a language: at white belt, you’re learning the alphabet; at blue belt, you’re learning words; at purple belt, you’re learning to make sentences; at brown belt, you’re learning to have conversations; at black belt, you’re learning to express yourself through song, poetry, and debate.