42+ Best Helio Gracie Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Hélio Gracie was a Brazilian martial artist who, together with his brother Carlos Gracie, founded the martial art of Gracie jiu-jitsu, also known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Inspirational Helio Gracie quotes will motivate you to live your life fullest and enjoy the journey.

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Most Famous Helio Gracie Quotes

I’ve always tried to do the right things. My intention was this. I could do the wrong thing out of ignorance. – Helio Gracie

The technique replaces the force sometimes. It’s hard for someone to beat me to this day. – Helio Gracie

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 – Helio Gracie

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

Jiu Jitsu is a mousetrap. The trap does not chase the mouse. But when the mouse grabs the cheese, the trap plays its role. – Helio Gracie

A man of peace, confident in himself, dominates his adversary with his moral strength. Not with his physical power – Helio Gracie

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

I don’t defeat my opponents, they defeat themselves. – Helio Gracie

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

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

You should never have a power, in any area, with the purpose of harming someone. – Helio Gracie

To do the right thing at the right season is a great art. – Helio Gracie

Patience. Lose this, lose everything. – Helio Gracie

Every aggression, no matter what, whatever it is, between its beginning and end, has a space where it gets weaker. I get everybody in that space – Helio Gracie

I am Pleased to have done something that is of use to anyone. – Helio Gracie

I knew I wasn’t going to lose and that was based on the fact that I wanted not to lose. – Helio Gracie

Usually, a well thought answer makes an aggressor think twice. – Helio Gracie

I created a flag from the sport’s dignity. I oversee the name of my family with affection, steady nerves and blood. – Helio Gracie

For the choke, there are no ‘tough guys’ – Helio Gracie

When you have confidence you can mediate and put an aggressor in his proper place without the need of fighting – and that scares the lazy one – Helio Gracie

If you count all fights like everybody else does, including Rickson, who says he has 400 fights; if you count like that, I have a million. – Helio Gracie

Every child should learn how to swim, ride and fight – Helio Gracie

Inspirational Helio Gracie Quotes

Fear is something we may or may not have. The things that could make me afraid, I take precautions not to feel. If you send me into a lion’s cage, I will not enter. – Helio Gracie

I never defeated anybody. I just helped them defeat themselves – Helio Gracie

I created Jiu Jitsu, called Jiu Jitsu, which is exactly the best fight there is. Because I got through the weight and age that I have to fight with 100kg men, world champions. – Helio Gracie

That’s one thing I can do all the time. Since someone to train and a ring around, if there is something that distracts me is that. – Helio Gracie

The moment I make a move, my son who is much stronger does much better than I do. So whatever I develop I convey to them. – Helio Gracie

Sometimes I may not learn but wonder if they have improved what I have done. – Helio Gracie

It’s just that any dead chicken can do what I do. – Helio Gracie

The quickest way to lose is trying to win. – Helio Gracie

The value you have in Jiu Jitsu is nothing you can buy, because it gives us a sense of tranquility. The tranquil man has peace. A quiet man is a tolerant man. – Helio Gracie

If he has no valuess and uses the black belt, who will know? There’s no law for that, do you understand? But he will prove that he is black belt at the time of the competition. As much as I can admit he’s a black belt, I paid to see. – Helio Gracie

I am known to be a man too demanding. Because in my life I only have 17 degrees. 10 who are my sons and nephews, and 7 who are persons of name, of projection, in that country. – Helio Gracie

The success comes from art itself, which is good. Whatever you do that is good and is perfect, adept with ease. – Helio Gracie

I recommend, all the kids should do some Jiu Jitsu. My grandson is already doing this. – Oscar Niemayer. – Helio Gracie

Jiu Jitsu is for anyone. Anyone who wants to learn, can. There is no male or female difference. It is something that increases the physical potential of anyone. – Helio Gracie

The problem of being reminded by others is that you have to ask him what he thinks of me. What do I think of me? A well-meaning individual, but whether it’s right or not, I do not know. Only others who can say. – Helio Gracie

It has no science, because everything is simple. As long as you know, it works for anyone. Because the moves we make are simple and objective, and do not rely on force. – Helio Gracie

The ills of health enter through the mouth. Not like anything that does not do well. Most people eat the things they like. I just like things that do well. – Helio Gracie

Besides being the most efficient martial art in the world, it is an art that reassures us and increases our confidence, without creating in us a power of inefficiency, violence and exaggerated confidence. It is a security that does us good and can only benefit everyone. – Helio Gracie

Whoever fights on the street is a bastard. Not fighting is right. Fight if you are in a fighting environment. Because the fight takes place in one way and the fight of another. – Helio Gracie

My favorite meal? I really like noodles. – Helio Gracie