Rickson Gracie has been very vocal about loyalty to one’s school. In an interview, Gracie commented on the love, knowledge,advice and respect that is mutually shared between a student and the school, and the bond that is formed when a student decides to choose one school over others. Gracie emphasized that students who jump from one school to another, known in Brazil as creontes, lose the pride to represent a particular school.
Dividing one’s time between two or more schools creates a problem when it comes to choosing what school the student decides to represent. Teaching students like these do not give an incentive for jiu-jitsu teachers to share all the knowledge they have because the student can decide to leave at any time. Gracie went as far as to say that these students are not the ideal students to teach because they can easily leave and pledge their loyalty to another school after learning all they can from their former teachers, something that understandably does not sit right with the LEGEND.