“Fight always, lose perhaps, give up never.”
The photo with the aforementioned message in Portuguese was posted on Master Francisco Toco’s Facebook page. The thought is shared by anyone who has absorbed the true concepts behind the gentle art and applied them to the different situations that arise in daily life. It’s no exaggeration to say that the lessons we learn from getting put through the wringer, from the victories, and from the words of our masters in the dojo serve us for our whole lives.
One example of this can be found on the pages of the latest GRACIEMAG, when the sixth biggest winner of World Championships, Robson Moura, addresses the fourth biggest winner of the competition, Marcelo Garcia.
“I’ve never trained with or competed against Marcelo but I’ve learned a lot from the grand champion that he is. He seems to have understood Jiu-Jitsu and its values from an early age. He’s never afraid. He learned to tap out when he was in the beginning stages, especially when he started sticking his neck out in absolutes despite being a middleweight. His love for Jiu-Jitsu did the rest, and if he’s an idol today it’s because he never gave up,” says Robson.
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