Feb 14

I sense a great disturbance on this, the most sinister of days

“I felt a great disturbance in the force. As if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I feel something terrible has happened.”

– Obi-Won Kenobi

Yes, it has.

On this, the most sinister of days, countless men are being dragged kicking and screaming away from training. No drilling. No rolling. No, not on this day.

And KB will also be spending some time away from my precious (let Smeagol reign) mats.

But no worries.

It’s still possible to improve.

For most of my early years training, I had significant demands on my time. I was in school full time, working almost full time, and traveling one hour each way to my home gym.

So time was precious.

And when I couldn’t train, I studied tape and drilled technique in my mind. Hell, it wasn’t even something that I did for significant periods of time. But those little mental reminders were like magic.

They helped me to remember what I was learning.

And they kept me excited about learning.

Which, in turn, made it easier to learn.

But if you’re one of the lucky sods who will be training on this day, I just have this to say.

Your days are numbered.

The mats have special powers. As you train and improve, you just become more and more attractive, and you may not know it yet but the noose is tightening. Soon, soon, you too will be boo’d up on Valentine’s Day.

Yes, yes.

Cuffing season always rears its seductive head, and you’re going to have to be slick to avoid it.

Here’s a suggestion though.

Sign up for KB’s Submission Proof course. If nothing else, it will give you loads of material to think about in the coming weeks and months for the days when you can’t train.

And while I can’t promise that it will stop you from getting cuffed up, it might help.

Who knows…

Seeing attacks coming on the mat might up your awareness overall, and you might start noticing innuendo, flirtatious glances and other overt signs of attraction as well.

Of course, I make no such claim.

You might be doomed to obliviousness for all time.

At least though, you won’t be so when it comes to seeing and preventing submissions. And that’s awesome enough.

Here’s where to get your lovin’ (for your game only, homie don’t play that):