There are many benefits that the students can get from living a life practicing Martial arts, no questions about that. If we, instructors stop to think how many lives we have changed along the years. Students getting healthier, happier and learning values that they can carry throughout their lives such as respect, integrity, self discipline, leadership and more; so for us, what is success? I came across this quote that to me, talk about the biggest reward a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor can have and maybe, everybody else.

To laugh often and love much;

to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children;

to earn the approbation of honest citizens and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty;

to find the best in others;

to give of one’s self;

to leave the world a bit better, wether by a healthy child,

a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived

— this is to have succeeded.”

Ralf Waldo Emerson


  See you on the mat,

Paulo Guillobel