93+ Best Jiu Jitsu Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Jiujitsu is a type of self-defence from Japan that does not involve weapons and is done as a sport. Other similar sports such as judo and karate are based on it. Profoundly inspirational jiu jitsu quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Famous Jiu Jitsu Quotes

Obviously, I’m trying to keep improving at everything, from the wrestling to the jiu-jitsu to the striking to the transitions, every part of my MMA aspect. — Sage Northcutt

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is the most complete art of self defense there is out there. You don’t have to be strong. You don’t have to be fast. — Royce Gracie

I like to compete in everything – I like to compete in jiu-jitsu, I like to compete in wrestling and Muay Thai, and if I have a chance to compete in boxing one day, why not? — Cris Cyborg

My grandfather was doing business with a Japanese man. In exchange of good relationship the man taught my uncles the art of jiu jitsu. My father couldn’t do it because he was very weak, he couldn’t do one press-up, so he just sat back and watched, and memorised. What he did was add leverage into the moves. — Royce Gracie

Sometimes, you get kickboxers and all they’ve done is striking and they don’t have the wrestling or jiu-jitsu background that I have had since I was young. — Stephen Thompson

People consider me a striker, but I have trained jiu-jitsu for 10 years. — Mirko Cro Cop

MMA is very difficult; you can’t just be good at wrestling. You need striking, kickboxing, jiu-jitsu and countless other things. — Jake Hager

I’ve been training jiu-jitsu for a while. It just didn’t really click in my brain. Maybe sometimes I get a bit lazy. By the time I realize I’m in trouble, I’m already caught. You can’t really think about it. You’ve got to just react as it happens. — Mark Hunt

Forget about jiu-jitsu and wrestling – I’m a boxing guy. — Junior dos Santos

When it comes to jiu-jitsu, enthusiasm, being able to say the right stuff and the best stuff, no one comes close to Joe Rogan. He just smashes everybody. — Eddie Bravo

People want to see real skill level, real Jiu Jitsu, real boxing, put together and mixed up. They want to see mixed martial arts. They don’t want to see five minutes of holding. I think there should be points deducted when you do that. — Nick Diaz

I’m an all-around fighter. I do everything. I’ve got wrestling; I’ve got Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and I’ve got striking. — Alistair Overeem

Jiu jitsu is a great art for self-defense. But jiu jitsu alone won’t get you to a world championship in the UFC or even a winning record sometimes. — B. J. Penn

If you trained jiu-jitsu his whole life, why would you trade punches on fight night against a striker? — Royce Gracie

I don’t measure myself against my coaches, I don’t measure myself against my teammates. If I’m doing jiu-jitsu for sport, I don’t measure myself against the guy I’m rolling with or whatever belt he is or how many stripes he has on his belt. I measure myself every day against the guy I was yesterday. — CM Punk

As a 4-year-old, I saw two men competing in the ring, and I thought it was martial arts. I asked my parents if I could do martial arts. So, I was 5 or 6-years-old, and I was doing karate and jiu-jitsu. Later on, I started kickboxing. Then, it just progressed. I did a little bit of everything, but predominantly, I did kickboxing. — Aleister Black

That’s why I like Demian Maia and Fabricio Werdum. Demian will take you down and do his game. Werdum learned the stand-up to know what’s coming, but he never stopped using his jiu-jitsu. He will clinch, take you down and submit you. — Royce Gracie

I studied Jeet Kune Do and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. On element of Jeet Kune Do is that I had several of years of practice with the kali stick – a stick with a size and length similar to a baseball bat. — Jose Pablo Cantillo

When I competed in jiu-jitsu and judo, I had losses. We never accept to lose, but we learn that it’s not the end of the world. It’s not. — Amanda Nunes

In Jiu-Jitsu, every instinct you have wants to do everything but relax or breathe when someone’s attacking you, and learning that takes a long time. I think that’s why a lot of people stop at blue belt because it’s really hard to do. It’s hard to take that next step. It took me a long time. — Clark Gregg

I do boxing; I do a little jiu jitsu, which I am obsessed with. — Irina Shayk

My Jiu-Jitsu is very MMA focused. I was not the best striker, and when I considered becoming a MMA fighter I just focused to improve my BJJ. — Eddie Bravo

Ever since I was 10 years old doing jiu-jitsu, I’ve done well against the tall guys. — Rafael dos Anjos

My greatest moment in my whole career is when I became the first non-Brazilian to win the Brazilian jiu-jitsu world championship. That was my greatest moment. — B. J. Penn

I would say that the one thing I miss obviously is the in-ring action. The closest I get to that is being able to teach big groups of women and leading them down the path towards empowerment towards jiu-jitsu. — Eve Torres

Well, the difference between 10th Planet and most other jiu jitsu schools is the obvious thing… we train exclusively no-gi. — Eddie Bravo

Jiu Jitsu is a great workout both mentally and physically. You want to be strong for it and flexible for it. — Jocko Willink

I just remember I used to go to each tournament to make a couple bucks. I did as a living thing; I got paid to do martial arts, so I’d go to these jiu-jitsu tournaments and make, like, $1000 every time I won the tournament. — Roy Nelson

Jiu jitsu 101: make the other guy do all the work. — Roy Nelson

I miss submitting people; I have a lot of confidence in my jiu-jitsu. — Rafael dos Anjos

Werdum’s the champ for a reason. He’s good at jiu jitsu; like he says, he’s gotten better on his feet. — Stipe Miocic

I wanted to train jiu-jitsu instead of capoeira because the mat was soft. It was better than training capoeira on the hard floor. I started reading jiu-jitsu magazines, reading about the world champions, and becoming one of them became my goal. — Jose Aldo

A good wrestler, with good jiu jitsu and great boxing, can beat Fedor. — Roy Nelson

The art of Gracie jiu-jitsu is to learn how to defend yourself in any situation, not to score points, not for tournament style. It’s for a street-fight situation. — Royce Gracie

The greatest tribute you can to pay to my father is to continue to train and share Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, remembering to never lose sight of the fact that what you do off the matt counts more than what you do on the matt. — Royce Gracie

I grew up in Westlake Villiage, a suburb of L.A. There was a guy there who was a fighter and was like, ‘I’ll teach you to box.’ I started a little bit of boxing, then it crossed over into jiu-jitsu. I was into it for a little while, but then I started doing basketball, baseball, team sports. — Jonathan Lipnicki

I like my boxing and jiu jitsu and that kind of stuff and one thing I always enjoyed from an early age was shooting. My godfather got me into it. It started with airguns and shotguns and that kind of stuff. — James Haskell

I train everything: I train wrestling; I train jiu-jitsu. I like to suplex people. I like ground-and-pound, but in my fight, I never have the opportunity. — Cris Cyborg

Gracie jiu-jitsu proved to be the best. — Royce Gracie

We fight to prove that our art, Gracie jiu-jitsu, is the best. — Royce Gracie

The one thing that I always encourage women who want to be WWE Divas to do is have something you are passionate about. For me it was Jiu-Jitsu and martial arts. For some people it’s soccer. Whatever it is, it gives you confidence and that will translate. — Eve Torres

Dos Anjos, his wrestling and grappling is supposed to be good, but I feel my Jiu Jitsu, wrestling and striking is way better. I’m better than him all across the board. — Donald Cerrone

I got into the UFC after six months of training. I started doing jiu-jitsu, had my first fight, tried out for ‘The Ultimate Fighter,’ and got on. — Matt Riddle

I’m really considering getting into amateur wrestling and getting into more tournaments. I’m looking into going to do some Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. I’m looking into everything. — Bobby Lashley

Who wants to leave the door open to being dominated physically by another human being? Jiu Jitsu gives you the ability to not be dominated by that person, and to me, that’s real peace of mind. I don’t have to worry about that when I’m walking around in the world. — Jocko Willink

Jiu-Jitsu is the bond or styles all between all the other styles. Take Jiu-Jitsu out, a boxer is just a boxer, a kickboxer is just a kickboxer. Take Jiu-Jitsu out of the wrestling – what is he going to do, take the person down and? There’s no finishing holds, there’s no striking. — Royce Gracie

If they let people go fight jiu-jitsu tournaments, they can’t stop me going to fight a boxing fight. — Conor McGregor

I love judo. I love grappling. I love jiu-jitsu. — Gennady Golovkin

One thing I took – you know, especially from boxing at a young age – from my coach was, if you’re a jiu-jitsu guy, and you only cater your training to jiu-jitsu, there’s going to come a day and time in your career when you face a guy who is a great wrestler, has great takedown defense, and he’s going to make you look silly. — Brian Ortega

I love jiu-jitsu, and I love my team. — Nick Diaz

I feel like my wrestling and jiu-jitsu is so underrated. — Dustin Poirier

I like to say jiu-jitsu is like mathematics. It has to be exact otherwise you don’t have it. — Raphael Assuncao

I’m not scared to go to the ground. I’ve been wrestling my whole life. I’ve done a lot of jiu jitsu, but I like standing up, and every fight starts there. — Stipe Miocic

Really, the way to learn jiu-jitsu is to do it. If you do jiu-jitsu you get it and you learn it. — Dana White

The thing about Jiu Jitsu is it is also not for everybody. It can be very humiliating and humbling. If you have a hard time dealing with the fact that someone smaller than you may be able to tap you out, it is going to be difficult. — Jocko Willink

I have to know jiu-jitsu and wrestling, but I’m a boxing guy. — Junior dos Santos

I’d always told people that I would have liked to pursue some sort of professional fight career. I don’t know if I’m quite right for it, since I’m extremely prone to injury. I’ve been boxing for a couple years, and I’ve messed around with some Jiu-Jitsu, and I’ve always felt that there’s such a passion in a real fighter’s heart. — Matt Cohen

I’m not scared of anyone. I don’t care whether you are a jiu-jitsu fighter or a wrestler or a stand-up fighter: I want to put myself against you, and I want to see who is better. And if you are the guy that is going to beat me, I’m going to take that loss like a man and go back, and I’ll work on me self. That’s how I look at fighting. — Darren Till

I think it’s stupid to say a guy who has trained in jiu-jitsu for as long as I have is just a stand-up fighter. I have trained with some of the best black belts in the world. I am comfortable on the ground. I can fight wherever the fight goes and not be concerned. — Mirko Cro Cop

I do jiu-jitsu my whole life, so why would I try to stand and bang with Mike Tyson? I’m going to learn boxing in six months because my opponent is good in boxing? That makes no sense. — Royce Gracie

My father had nine kids, seven boys and two girls, and my uncle had 21 kids, 11 boys and 10 girls. They had the opportunity to teach the art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu and that’s how we got involved from a young age. It’s in the blood. — Royce Gracie

I walked into the gym not even knowing what jiu-jitsu or MMA and all that was. I was looking to lose baby weight after I had my son. — Cat Zingano

I train jiu-jitsu and judo with the best guys there is, and the best guys for ground and pound. — Amanda Nunes

The NFL, boxing, jiu-jitsu – I did that. I’m proven at what I can do. — Baron Corbin

I’ve been working on my ground game, my jiu jitsu, and my standup as well. Those are areas where I feel like really needs to be cleaned up and areas I know that I can get better. — Rashad Evans

Jiu-jitsu is something I absolutely love. — Eve Torres

To be really in shape, it’s dynamic. It’s got to be a lot of different everything, always switching it up. So a good day for me would be hit the gym, do some sort of cross training in the gym and then go surfing and then maybe take a jiu-jitsu class at night or go swimming at night or go stand up paddle boarding in the evening. — Scott Eastwood

Demian Maia, he’s a legend. He’s a veteran in the game. He knows how to fight. He’s been through so many five-round fights. He’s headlined a lot of cards, fought Anderson Silva for the title, fought Tyron Woodley for the title. He’s a veteran, he knows how to fight, and he’s always training. He’s a jiu-jitsu wizard. — Kamaru Usman

I believe in pure jiu-jitsu. That’s what I’ve done in the past. — Royce Gracie

Yes, I do Jiu Jitsu for a living. — Royce Gracie

Jiu Jitsu is probably the No. 1 activity that I could recommend to someone to improve their lives overall. — Jocko Willink

The goal of jiu-jitsu in self-defense isn’t to take someone down to the ground – the goal in jiu-jitsu for self-defense is actually to be able to defend yourself on the ground, get up, and get away from an attacker. That’s what the goal is. — Jocko Willink

As far as MMA, I want to say there’s maybe five guys that do jiu-jitsu that have an actual level of understanding when it comes to boxing. — Nick Diaz

You have to work on your stand-up to know what’s coming, but jiu-jitsu is enough to win the fight. — Royce Gracie

Don’t care about catch-wrestling. I only care about Jiu-Jitsu. — Royce Gracie

I’m a two-time world champion in jiu-jitsu. I can try to submit you. — Cris Cyborg

One thing about WOW that I love is that we’re taking women from all different parts of life. We have girls from jiu jitsu and an MMA background. We have mothers. We have students. We have people from everyday life who found this love for professional wrestling. — Tessa Blanchard

I always try different things to stay in shape whether it is dancing or Jiu-Jitsu or training weights in the gym. I try to do a little bit of everything. — Eve Torres

The people around me saved my life, not MMA. It was people who said, ‘You’re better than this,’ who told me, ‘You don’t belong in this world.’ MMA and jiu-jitsu and training gave me an escape. — Brian Ortega

Jiu-jitsu is created where the small man can beat the big man. — B. J. Penn

I tried a bunch of things, like Jiu Jitsu boxing classes. I don’t know why, but I did. — Jimmy O. Yang

I’m a huge UFC fan. I train. I do jiu-jitsu, taekwondo. — Omarosa Manigault Newman

I was a wrestler and now I teach jiu-jitsu, but they’re obviously different in many ways. However, they do kind of translate. — Eve Torres

For me, boxing’s like checkers, and MMA’s like chess – there are so many ways to win the match. It’s not barbaric; it’s boxing, kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, wrestling, cardio and it’s all reached such an amazing level. As fans learn more about the sport, they just fall in love with it. — Tito Ortiz

I have jiu-jitsu, wrestling… I like to do everything, especially knocking people out. People like fights like that. — Cris Cyborg

My Jiu Jitsu is with the gi. It’s the real style of Jiu Jitsu, it’s with the gi and I fight MMA. — Royce Gracie

I’m constantly working my wrestling and jiu-jitsu, which is going to make me more confident in the Octagon. — Stephen Thompson

The essence of jiu-jitsu is philosophy. — David Mamet

It’s interesting because my Mixed Martial Arts upbringing is less Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which is the traditional thing that people study. — Shayna Baszler

I was getting a lot of good work with my wrestling up in Iowa, but I needed a more all-around game, striking, jiu-jitsu at a high level. I had a lot of good coaches out at ATT to work with. They pushed me. Everything was smarter. Everything was precise. — Robbie Lawler

The jiu-jitsu my father created was for the smaller guy to beat the bigger guy. — Royce Gracie

I hate cardio; I hate to go for a run. I hate physical things. But Jiu Jitsu is fun because its self-defence and you get some good cardio. — Irina Shayk

I do a lot of crazy stuff. People that have watched me know my grappling game is of the regular map that you’d see in a jiu-jitsu class. — Shayna Baszler

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