Renzo Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Is A Way Of Life”

Renzo Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Is A Way Of Life”

In the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, few names resonate as profoundly as the one of Renzo Gracie.

For Renzo, Jiu-Jitsu transcends being “just” a martial art or a sport – it is an integral part of his identity and his legacy at the same time.
In a video from Frota Academy, the famous Gracie shared the deep connection he feels with the Gentle Art:

Jiu-Jitsu is… Everything I am. It’s like I’m Jiu-Jitsu and Jiu-Jitsu is me.
The reality is, if you take Jiu-Jitsu out of me, I don’t see.

I apply Jiu-Jitsu not only on the mats, not only when I’m fighting…
But I apply Jiu-Jitsu really in everything. Really in all situations.

Jiu-Jitsu is a foundation of a huge building.
It’s a way of life.

Renzo also understands the importance of his role in the history of Jiu-Jitsu and the responsibility of passing down this knowledge.
He feels honored to be a part of the Gracie family lineage, contributing to the sport’s growth:

One thing that I see that has been of importance through my family is – keeping the knowledge alive.
Strengthening the spine of this amazing sport.

I feel very honored to be a link on this amazing chain of relatives and people, and those who will come after me to keep teaching Jiu-Jitsu, to keep passing the knowledge forward.