made him so good. After thinking about it for a while, he replied: ‘I built my
game off a solid defense. I first made it almost impossible for anybody to tap
Daniel Mower of www.ArcanumBJJ.com
“You can’t be common because the common man goes nowhere. You have got to be
uncommon.” Herb Brooks, 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Coach – Olympic Champions
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four
sharpening the axe."
"Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it
enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent's pressure, and the
"Hold on with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as
"My style is that when I get into the ring, I never assume that I will win
before I actually do. The only thing I am confident in is myself. I think to
assume that you are going to win before the fight even begins is an insult to
your opponent. I've always thought so and I always will."
"Forget about winning or losing; forget about pride and pain. Let your
opponent graze your skin and you smash into his flesh; let him smash into your
flesh and you fracture his bones; let him fracture your bones and you take his
life! Do not be concerned with you escaping safely - lay your life before
"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. Yet it, sometimes
seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own
talents as well"
"It's easy to have faith in yourself and have discipline when you're a winner,
when you're number one. What you got to have is faith and discipline when you're
not a winner."
"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
"If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?"
"Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."