“Always assume that your opponent is going to be bigger, stronger and faster than you; so that you learn to rely on technique, timing and leverage rather than brute strength.”
Everybody knows the Gracie Triangle, the recognisable symbol of the Gracie Academy. The sign developed itself over the years, visible on every martial arts school where BJJ is practised and its philosophy and techniques are passed on. The triangle represents the base of Jiu Jitsu. The three sides represent the body, the spirit and the mind. The three components of the Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Both fighters in the centre of the triangle represent fighters seeking to master themselves in body, spirit and mind. No matter what side the triangle rests on, it will always have a strong base.