When Should You Tap Out? Sometimes Never
I thought I knew a lot about dedication, commitment, and sacrifice.
Then, when I was writing my book Financial Jiu-Jitsu, I talked to Renzo Gracie and realized commitment can sometimes be taken to an entirely different level.
â€œKazushi Sakuraba caught me in a kimura lock,â€ Renzo told me. â€œTwenty seconds to go in the match so I didnâ€™t want to tap.â€
Plus,â€ he continued, â€œI had always wanted to find out if I could listen to a bone being broken and still not quit.â€
He found out. Sakuraba continued to apply pressure until Renzoâ€™s elbow snapped and the referee stopped the fight. (You can see it happen here.)
â€œI gained something more important than any victory,â€ Renzo said. â€œI learned, once and for all, that my mind truly is stronger than my body. Today, when things get tough, all I have to do is remember that if I can watch my arm get broken... READ NOW>