Bootcamps. Are they worth it?
August 11, 2014 at 3:28 pm #71398
I am living in the UK. I have been learning and practicing this wonderful stuff for a couple of years now and I can finally approach most of the women I like. No other results yet.
I am questioning whether I should attend a bootcamp or even a residential course. My finances are quite tight so if I make the investment I need to know it is worth it.
Since Lee, Eric and you guys have been the most honest and helpful bunch I have come across in the pick up society I would like to ask your opinion – is it worth it? Can you recommend a good coach/ event in the UK (would love to fly to the US to meet you guys but I am a poor student still).
ZAugust 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm #71402The_HurricaneKeymaster
Used to teach bootcamps and no longer do. Here are my thoughts. Bootcamps are worth it if you 1) need a little push, and 2) don’t know what’s possible and want to see pros in action. Meaning, if it’s really important to you to go out with a bunch of pumped up dudes and high energy coaches, feed off their energy and convince yourself that you can get past your fear, a workshop may be for you. So why wouldn’t you do it? Here’s why. This stuff is about muscle memory just as much as learning to box or learning to dance. Can you learn to box or dance in one weekend? No freaking way. It takes months and even years to get good. A typical workshop will be somewhere between $1800 and $2700 dollars. If you were to pay that in increments of $120 per hour to a good coach, you’d get 10 or more 2 hour sessions spaced one week apart, with homework assignments, and plenty of room to practice in between. That in-between time is where you will get this stuff into your muscle memory. So if all you need is a push, by all means, take a workshop. If you really want to learn, get some coaching spaced over a much longer period of time.
–LeeAugust 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm #71413
What you are saying makes a lot of sense.
I’ve been training karate this past year and a half. Muscle memory indeed.
I got excited with all the advertising “guys get laid on the weekend”, “dramatic improvement” etc. etc. but I can push myself to take action so what I need is what you suggest- coaching. I am willing to put in the time and effort.
Can you suggest someone you know over in the EU? In case you do not want to mention in here, if you can find the time please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
One day if I come over to the US would love to meet you in person 🙂
ZAugust 14, 2014 at 3:17 pm #71421The_HurricaneKeymaster
Thanks for all your kind words, by the way. I do appreciate it.
Regarding a coach over on your side of the pond, I am going to think hard about that and ask around. I have your email and will contact you directly.
If you’re ever in NYC, we’ll hang for sure.
–LeeAugust 18, 2014 at 11:37 am #71442
Thank you, Lee
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