When training Gracie Jiu Jitsu it is important to assume that our opponent is going to be a heavier, stronger, nastier and more athletic individual than we are; this is why energy conservation is a core principle of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Take a minute to absorb all the important lessons talked about in this video:

• Grand Master Helio never defeated giants; the giants defeated themselves.
• The goal is not to win the fight, it is to avoid losing the fight at all costs.
• If you position yourself intelligently and efficiently, your opponent will burn all their energy trying to defeat you.
• Once an opponent depletes all his energy he can easily be defeated.