Renzo Gracie is known for many things however being even tempered is not one of them. But passionate intense or not he is one of the most loved and respected personalities in the community.
Recently he revealed several tips on How To Make the Most Of your Jiu-Jitsu to graciemag:
One of the biggest tips was to embrace your whimsical side:
“We strangle people, and we do it for our livelihoods. This is who we are. All we have to do is embrace our lunatic interior. This is fun guaranteed for all the rest of this sweet life. “
In addition to this Gracie family legend also said we need to praise the evolution bjj has gone through:
“I am a lover of this system of fighting and self-defense and I honestly do not care where Jiu-Jitsu evolves, where it gets the attention we think it deserves.”
But of course it’s important also to never back down:
“The fighter has to have blood in his eye. Once and for all things tighten in a ring, and that’s when you really reveal your courage. Even exhausted you should keep going up. The name of this is will, and that either you have or you do not. The human being can thus act in the face of a challenge. Tired, dead, but always going forward. This is a fantastic precept for a fighter, he just wants to. “