Grandmaster Carlos Gracie’s 12 Commandments of Jiu-Jitsu

Grandmaster Carlos Gracie’s 12 Commandments of Jiu-Jitsu



The 12 Commandments of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

-By Grandmaster Carlos Gracie Sr.


Promise yourself…

  1. To be so secure that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
  2. To speak to all of happiness, health and prosperity.
  3. To let your friends know that you value them.
  4. To look at the bright side and turn your optimism into your reality.
  5. To think only the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.
  6. To be as fair and as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are of your own.
  7. To forget about past mistakes, and focus your energy on the achievements of the future.
  8. To always make those around you happy, and smile when someone is talking to you.
  9. To spend most of your time on self-improvement, and no time criticizing others.
  10. To be too complete to feel anxious, too noble to be angry, too happy to feel frustrated, and too strong to be fearful.
  11. To have a good opinion of yourself, and proclaim it to the world. Not with loud words, but with good works.
  12. To strongly believe that the world is on your side, as long as you stay loyal to your best self.