Putting the Pieces Together

Quotes are like pieces of experiences, the quotes summarize in a line or two a lesson learned for life. The hope is always to save others from our grief and share with them our joy. Quotes of the same subject almost resemble the layers in an onion. You have to shed them layer by layer until you reach the core. Eternal truths have been said all along yet there is always a way to revisit them. Tailored in our own words and experiences, we express our life through quotes. Quotes often come through inspiration or desperation depending upon which aspect of life we are dealing with. Either side of an experience, good or bad, always stays a part of what we treasure and also what we dread. It is up to us to choose what to remember, what to forget and what to pass on. Out of the randomness of life we pick the pieces up and put them together…Putting the Pieces Together

About the Author
Carlos MachdoCarlos Machado was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At the age of four he started his path in the martial arts, learning from his relatives the popular style known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After attending law school in Rio, he decided to switch the “suit” for the “kimono”, and teach the martial arts he fell in love with at an early age. Carlos with his four junior siblings known as the “Machado Brothers” after 20 years of teaching have been among the pioneers in the popularization of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in America. Training tens of thousands of students and spreading the art of brazillian Jiu-Jitsu in all 50 states and across the world. Today he mentors a growing number of students, spread out all over the world. Many seek his knowledge on the mat, and in his perspective on the philosophy of Jiu-Jitsu. As he simply states, “I am not here to teach martial arts, but to change people’s lives!”

There are few of us who glimpse enlightenment through dedicating our Self fully to life. Carlos Machado is one of these rare examples that lift all of us a little higher. We are all fighters in life and Grand Master Machado very eloquently shares his insights gained fighting and living for every inch, every second, every breath and every smile. ~ By sgokan

This review is from: Putting the Pieces Together (Volume 1) (Paperback)
This is the book I have been waiting for. It is a series of short ideas and quotes that bring BJJ and a life philosophy together. It is like a Tao of Jeet Kune Do for BJJ! ~ By Mike P