5 words of wisdom to motivate you in training today

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Xande Ribeiro e seu armlock aéreo no Mundial 2012. Foto: Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

Xande Ribeiro completes a flying armbar at the 2012 World Championship. Photo by Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG.

If you’re a Jiu-Jitsu aficionado like our team is, you spend a good part of your day, or at least a few hours, pondering how you can improve in Jiu-Jitsu.

Well that’s what GRACIEMAG’s here for. And that’s why we want you as our subscriber. So long as practitioners are motivated and happy, academies will continue to flourish and the sport will go far.

But just subscribing to GRACIEMAG or reading it every month isn’t enough. You’ve got to get rid of that phantom of laziness or lack of time. You’ve got to practice Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense—and not just the aspects you know you’re good at, either. You’ve got to work on where you can use improvement.

As proof GRACIEMAG is a magazine replete with motivation in every which way, our team grabbed a copy, issue 120, off the shelf and fished out five lessons from established aces of the game to stoke your fire for training today.

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What’s your favorite pre-training motivational phase?

1. “Once victory has been achieved, it should then take on no meaning at all”

Rickson Gracie


2. “Starting at white belt, calmness and patience are a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner’s best friends”

Vitor Shaolin


3. “It’s better to repeat the same position a thousand times for a month than to learn a new one every day”

Jean Jacques Machado


4. “You should have no pride when training. The challenge is to perform the maneuver, not to prove you’re unbeatable”

Xande Ribeiro


5. “We want to see Jiu-Jitsu in the Olympics one day, so long as it doesn’t take the art from its essence”

Demian Maia


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