“You can't imagine how many times I won a fight and lost to myself. I left the mat disappointed. It's not enough to win, but instead to know whether I made the right movements, dosed my energy and finished in the right way."
“You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.”
“To accept defeat… is to be liberated from it. Once you accept, you are free to flow and to harmonize.”
“Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.”
“If winning is God's reward, then losing is how he teaches us.”
“If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.”
“We didn’t lose the game; we just ran out of time.”
“When you learn to see jiujitsu as a whole, you learn to accept a loss, to forgive your opponent, to be more patient and more level-headed, to apologize in the same way that you refuse to run from a fight."