Japanese Secret to Keeping the Guard?

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There’s a secret to keeping your guard.

I might even call it a “Japanese” secret.

Don’t worry.

You don’t have to be Japanese to benefit from this secret.

Now… some of you know me personally & have rolled with me before.

For those who haven’t met & rolled with me in person, I tend to be known as the “spider & triangle” guy.

And generally, many people find it difficult to pass my guard.

People ask me about it sometimes…

What’s the secret behind it?

In this email, I will reveal my #1 secret to keeping the guard…

… and it’s pretty simple.

I’m going to sound like an old school Japanese person who believes that only fools try to work smart instead of working hard.

And my secret is NOT based on any sort of scientific evidence whatsoever.

But if you apply it, I guarantee you will start keeping your guard more.

The secret is…

… to not give up your guard too quickly.


Does that sound too simple?

Maybe. But that’s a common mistake most BJJ beginners make.

Giving up their guard too quickly like a hot potato.

BJJ is a mental game as well as a physical game.

In a match or roll, both players are trying their best to make the other person quit.

If I want to pass someone’s guard, I will go around or over this guard.

In that process, my intention is not just to pass this guard, but also to make this person give up their guard.

If I’m playing the guard, my intention is not just to sweep or submit my opponent.

My deeper motive is to make this person quit whatever they are doing.

And I shouldn’t quit before they do.

In other words, I decide that I will not let my opponent pass my guard, and I stick with this commitment.

So, the next time you roll… try rolling with this kind of attitude & mindset.

Don’t give up your guard too quickly.