Discover the power behind Keenan Cornelius’ greatest contribution to the world of Jiu Jitsu and how it can help you develop a killer guard, without relying on flexibility or athleticism. 

The 5 Most Frequent & Important Questions About the Lapel Encyclopedia, Answered!

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Since the release of the Lapel Encyclopedia, we’ve received tons of amazing feedback from those of you that purchased it.  

But, we’ve also received an even larger number of questions from those of you that haven’t. 

So, to help you out, we’ve sifted through tons of emails to find 5 of what we’ve seen to be the most frequent, and therefore, most important questions currently holding you back from joining the rest of us in the wormhole.

We want you to be 100% confident that you’re making the right decision, and we’d hate for you to purchase the Lapel Encyclopedia without knowing what it is you’re in for. 

So, without further ado…

1. Tell Me, Why I Should Care About The Lapel Encyclopedia?

Whether you love to play guard, or you’re just forced to play guard by larger stronger opponents, we can all agree that having your guard passed sucks!

This is because the natural step after your opponent passes your guard always involves your face getting mashed like a potato in a cross face, and your day ruined by being submitted again and again.  

The truth is, there’s no shortage of people out there who’d love to put you on your back and ruin your life.

But, the nightmare doesn’t have to go on…

… it’s time to wake up. 

The knowledge waiting for you within the Lapel Encyclopedia will help you turn your life around on the mat with a high level, yet simple to incorporate, guard system; proven to frustrate, control, sweep and submit the most aggressive of guard passers without relying on physical strength or flexibility. 

This is because it’s the same system that Keenan has used successfully at the highest level of competition against some of the toughest sons-a-bitches to ever put on a gi...

These moves don’t just look good on Instagram (I mean, yeah, they do that too) THESE ARE MOVES THAT WORK!

If you’re really serious about having a guard that no one can pass, a guard you can dominate everyone you train with or compete against, you should really check the Lapel Encyclopedia out. 

Right now, you can get your hands on not only the most detailed and definitive guard instructional the BJJ world has ever seen…

… but a COMPLETE education on…

  • World Class Gripping Concepts!
  • Finding Lapels From Any Position!
  • How To Actually Enter The Lapel Guard, THE WAY I DO!
  • How To Recover When The Sh*t Hits The Fan!
  • How To Shut Down Crazy Guard Passers!

And so much MORE, 


Everything you’ll ever need to know about the Worm, Ringworm, Squid, Reverse De La Worm & Gubber Guard 

Taught by a guy who not only found success multiple times using the Lapel Guard at the highest level of competition… 

... he's also the creator

… that’s Keenan by the way. 


If you’re serious about getting better at Jiu Jitsu and developing a world class guard game, then clicking the button below will be the very first step towards it.

2. Will The Lapel Guard Be Too Advanced for Me?

Now, this is a super common question, and if this is something you find yourself asking, it’s no doubt because someone else has told you that it was true. 

It’s ok, it’s not your fault. 

If you’re a white belt or a blue belt and a higher belt tells you systems like the Lapel Guard are too advanced for you, you take it as truth…

… and why not. You trust them, they’ve been doing it longer than you, right?

The truth is, the Lapel Guard and all its derivatives are just like any other position: it has basic AND advanced levels to it. 

Let’s compare the Lapel Guard with another familiar guard: the Half Guard.

When people criticise the Lapel Guard for being too advanced, they often say it's because you'll spend too much time fumbling around for lapel grips and, therefore, be too easy to shut down.  

Now, the Half Guard is a well known basic position for all belt levels. However, it is not invulnerable to this idea of being shut down early, when a white or blue belt begins learning how to play it. 

One is considered an advanced position and the other a basic, however, in the learning stages, both are susceptible to being shut down…

Therefore, it’s not whether either guard is more basic or advanced, it’s the knowledge you have of grips, goals, how to set the guard up and how to position yourself that will make these guards (and all guards) successful for you. 

And luckily for you, the first 3 chapters of the Lapel Encyclopedia are focused on doing just that!

While the Lapel Encyclopedia covers Keenan’s proven lapel system, it also dives deep into the strategies and concepts of the gripping game and playing off your back well before any kind of lapel guard has started.

Meaning, not only are you learning how to develop a killer guard; you’re getting GOOD AT JIU JITSU!!!   

3. I Don’t Have the Same Body Type As Keenan, Will It Be Worth It?

If you think your guard game sucks because you’re not flexible enough, you need know that that’s just NOT TRUE!

Sure, there are certain guard positions out there that are suited to specific body types…

Half Guard usually favours smaller players and can be difficult for lankier people, while others like the Rubber Guard rely on a high degree of flexibility to be efficient. 

The truth is...

The Lapel Guard is THE solution for people who STRUGGLE to play guard.

There’s a common misconception about Lapel Guards, and that’s that they’re super fancy and need extreme levels of flexibility to use…

The truth is, they’re not, they’re actually pretty straight forward and much easier to play than most guards.

This is due to the extra dimension of control the lapel gives you over your opponent, plus you don’t need a crazy strong core or flexibility to keep your leg in the air or to weave it into position; the lapel does most of that for you. 

All you need to do is understand the basic grips and concepts (all of which are covered in detail within the first couple of volumes) and to commit the sequences to memory and you’ll discover that the Lapel Guard system is a piece of cake for anyone of any size, shape or age. 

We actually get a lot of messages from older people saying that the Lapel Guard has saved their asses on the mats and has provided them with a guard they can safely play. 

So, I guess the question is, do you want to keep making excuses about your guard…

… or do you want to do something about it?

4. What Makes the Lapel Encyclopedia Different To Keenan Online or the Previous Worm Guard DVD?

As you know, the Lapel Guard and all of its descendants have been Keenan’s A-game in competition for a number of years... 

And even though Keenan has taught lapel based techniques through Keenan Online and the Worm Guard DVD, not all of the essential finer details had been covered. 

As we mentioned earlier, the Lapel Guard system was Keenan’s A-Game in competition, so in order to maintain his place amongst the best competitive black belts in the world, it was important that he avoid giving his rivals a complete blueprint of his highly successful system.  

But now, Keenan has opened up the vault and instead of releasing a new Worm Guard DVD, he decided to release his full system to the public. 

A definitive instructional, containing ALL of his secrets to ALL of his Lapel Guards, in what has become known as the LAPEL ENCYCLOPEDIA.

The funny thing about Jiu Jitsu is, you spend most of your time learning how to apply techniques from specific positions, like the back, side control, mount and all of the various guards only to spend the majority of your time - about 90% of it - trying desperately to get to those positions when you roll.

Sure, it’s awesome to have the world’s greatest sweeps…

… but if you can’t set up your guard, what’s the point? You’re just going to get smashed!

Effectively navigating, what Keenan calls the ‘intermediatary’ positions, is just one of the key details he’s been keeping a secret... 

And now you can learn them all and get that competitive edge on the mats you’ve been looking for.

So, what else makes the Lapel Encyclopedia different to not only Keenan's other products but all Jiu Jitsu instructionals in general? 

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5. Instructionals Seem To Be Expensive These Days, Couldn’t I Just Learn All Of This In Class?

You may be thinking that Jiu Jitsu instructionals are getting expensive these days...

And we’d agree with you…

… if it were another instructional.

But the truth is the Lapel Encyclopedia WILL help you develop an impossible guard to pass and take your Jiu Jitsu to the next level. 

We won’t waste your time talking about how it isn’t as expensive as some other instructionals out there…

We’re not even going to mention that the Lapel Encyclopedia has hours more content than most other instructionals…

We’re definitely not going to mention that your rival is watching the Lapel Encyclopedia RIGHT NOW and planning your demise ...

No, we actually want to talk to you about something more valuable than $$$ that you’ll be saving…

… and that’s your time!

Keenan literally spent 1000s of hours on the mat creating and perfecting the Lapel Guard system, and he’s failed more times than he can count and paid the price, too.

So why should you care?

Because it means you’ll literally save 1000s of hours of blood, sweat, tears and heartache trying to figure it out on your own…

Keenan is giving you permission to use his blood, sweat and all of his tears to develop your own world-class guard for domination, FAST!

We said we wouldn’t mention it, but it’s too important a point not too.

the truth is… 

The more you wait, the more others are getting better at Jiu Jitsu…

(… better than you, that is.)

You know how fast things evolve in this game, do you really want to start learning the essential details of the Lapel Guard, when your rivals have already mastered it and can easily shut you down or worse…

… submit you in seconds with your own lapel?

Do you?

If you really want a competitive edge over your rivals, or just want to get better at Jiu Jitsu, (and I’m guessing you do or you wouldn’t be here) then this is your next step. 

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