This is a phase which all BJJ’s practitioners should know. The translation to English would be something like: “Only Jiu Jitsu saves you”. I’m not sure who exactly created this expression, however for the Brazilians (BJJ guys) it became very special, and the symbol for this was Minotauro Nogueira. Big Nog used to get beaten up during all fight and came back at the end with some sick submission to win the fight (Rocky Balboa style), like those of his fights back in Pride against Bob Sapp and maybe the most important at the time: Against Mirko Cro Cop when Mirko was on top of his game knocking people out with some crazy high kicks. Triangles and Arm-bars, it was maybe the most special time for BJJ in MMA beside Royce Gracie’s UFC’s victories.
So, this is the meaning for the “Só o Jiu Jitsu Salva”, check out the video below, it shows our head-coach Ivam Maciel on his second professional MMA fight using pure BJJ to end that fight: Only Jiu Jitsu saves you!