This section is dedicated to the best advice we get on a weekly basis from non other than our favorite average black belt and all around wrist locker, Kroyler Gracie himself!  We read his thoughtisms on the show, but if you want to check them out again, they're here for your reading pleasure.  Also, check out Kroyler's website to see what he's up to!


At its root core, Jiu-Jitsu is simply a Self Defense System. However, the more you commit to it the more you realize the depth and vastness of its character. Yes, Jiu-Jitsu has a very intricate personality/character. As these “corners” go on I will very often refer to Jiu-Jitsu as a relationship with it, in that If you love it, it’ll love you back. Treat it like you would if you were dating someone. Spend time with it ask questions about it, learn the ins and outs, be honest and committed to it: Moreover, if you don’t treat it well like it should be treated, it will kick you in the ass, and make your life miserable, very much like someone you would be dating.


When you start Jiu-Jitsu you will find many reasons to stay and continue training. This is because we all walk into a Jiu-Jitsu school with a reason in mind. Be that reason a hobby, health, self defense, sport, career, fun, or whatever else.

Soon you realize the true benefits of Jiu-Jitsu, that it’ll improve every facet of your life. You’ll soon realize as well how talented and how much potential you have. You learn how much fun, how valuable, and how it could improve who you are on and off the mats.

You develop friendships and bonds with training partners, you develop a deep connection to those that sweat and bleed with you. You soon realize that the mats are the great equalizer and that the school is a safe haven from life’s problems. Yet somehow when you are at the school those issues seem mundane.

Remember, no matter what your ailment is... Jiu-Jitsu is the cure.


Continuing from last corner,
Then you develop friendships, camaraderie, and a family through the school you attend and the people you train, sweat and bleed with. As everyone there shares this newfound interest in Jiu-Jitsu, as they share in the same frustrations and excitement you have as you learn the art, it is only natural that deep bonds are created.
Those bonds are then reinforced by the deep level of connection, through the understanding of mutual respect, trust and appreciation we must have for each other at all times.
These mutual feelings aforementioned happen due to the intimate nature of jiu-jitsu. That being the understanding that if you defeat them, and you are capable of sinking a choke in or a shoulder-lock, you will with a clear mind allow them to surrender before damaging them, in fact you respect their surrender, you allow them to go on unharmed. The same if you are the one caught you must have a very deep level of trust on the person applying the techniques to you and that they’ll respect your surrender, that they will respect your submission in those moments when there is absolutely no other way out other than their respect and care for you.