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Grand Master Carlos Gracie, Sr. – “Jiu-Jitsu is…

“… the art of learning to be tolerant with the intolerant.”

It is said that the three most important influences behind Gracie Barra came from Master Carlos Gracie Jr.’s father Carlos Sr., his uncle Helio, and his brother Rolls.  From his father, Master Carlos Jr. learned and adopted his core philosophy for the foundation of teaching Jiu-Jitsu.  A vision that if everyone trained Jiu-Jitsu the world would be a better place.  This quote or what I like to call “Jiu-Jitsu proverb” by the Grand Master explaining Jiu-Jitsu, is a perfect example of this philosophy. (photo: Graciemag archives)