Gracie Bahrain brings a complete and holistic philosophy that is grounded in Jiu-Jitsu but applicable to all aspects of life. Traditional Gracie Jiu-Jitsu transcends the application of chokes, joint locks, immobilizations, throws, and strikes.
Beyond the mat, members of the Gracie family live balanced, healthy lives based on the same philosophy that governs their unique self-defense system. Grand Masters Carlos and Helio Gracie believed that the principles of efficiency, patience, and control held the key to success in all aspects of life.
EFFICIENCY IS THE ABILITY TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM OUTPUT WITH MINIMUM INPUT AND IS A CORE PRINCIPLE OF GRACIE JIU-JITSU.
At the Gracie Academy, we assume that your attacker will always be larger and more athletic than you. Our students quickly learn that the only reliable way to succeed is to exhaust your attacker while conserving your own energy through the use of leverage-based techniques and natural body movements. In life, as in a fight, a student who learns to expend energy efficiently will achieve maximum results with minimal effort.
EFFICIENCY EVERYDAY LIFE EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
- Eating healthily
- Being honest/respectful to others
- Being a hardworking/morally correct business person
PATIENCE IS OFTEN THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN A STRUGGLE AGAINST A LARGER OPPONENT.
Usually, it is not the person who attacks the most, but the one who exhausts the least who will win. Acting impulsively, aggressively, or without focus wastes energy.
Patience also applies to timing. Even a perfectly executed technique will fail if attempted at the wrong time.In life, too, patience and timing enable you to “make your own luck” by calmly watching and waiting until the right moment when you can apply your energy most efficiently.
PATIENCE EVERYDAY LIFE EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
- Being patient with your friends and loved ones (as well as your enemies)
- Allowing impulses to pass before acting
- Taking a deep breath and considering all alternatives before committing
Patience and timing allow you to know when to commit while efficiency ensures that you have sufficient energy to achieve your objective when the time is right for action.
THE MAIN OBJECTIVE IN A FIGHT IS TO AVOID THE ONES YOU CAN CONTROL
Sometimes the biggest victories are the fights you walk away from. For the 1% of fights that are unavoidable, we got you covered.
Without control, you risk escalating the situation to a point of no return. If you can control your emotions, actions and ego, 99% of all fights are avoidable. Control also means using restraint. Using just enough force and energy to keep yourself safe and not harm others is Control. In life, control applies not only to a simple contest between you and an opponent, but also to the struggle within yourself. Self-control reflects your personal discipline and is the foundation for every decision you make.
CONTROL EVERYDAY LIFE EXAMPLES INCLUDE:
- Refraining from using drugs or alcohol
- Choosing healthy, nutritious food over junk food
- Having to discipline to engage in regular exercise and rest