By this time next week we’ll have put the wraps on the FINAL live training class of 2012.
So I wanted to alert you to this last opportunity to attend one of these life-altering sessions.
But before I do, Let’s take a moment to address 2 things that many people are still confused & concerned about training in TFT — whether you’re looking at video of TFT online, watching it on DVD or attending a live class.
Of the two items, the first is the biggest question we get; the second, the largest ‘unspoken’ concern.
- “I really hope I don’t get hurt practicing TFT.”
This is still everyone’s main concern – whether planning to attend a class or participating on one of our live calls we hold to answer questions about video or DVD training questions.
Here’s the thing: injuries in TFT are rare. They happen FAR less often than with any other self-defense training (and when they do occur, they’re usually minor).
Many of you know why – we train super slow (everything you learn is designed to cause serious injury at a minimum, and potentially, lethal results, if needed. So it must be done slow).
But people watch the sparring that goes on inside a MA studio (or fighting on TV or the movies) and think that “you hit me, I hit you” is what protecting yourself from street violence is all about.
It’s not. Whether in a live class or practicing along with video or a DVD, in TFT, either you or your partner acts as a “reaction partner” for the other, giving the reactions of an injured man. That’s how you learn this – quickly – and most importantly — without getting injured.
- “I’ll look stupid compared to others who have more experience.”
Actually, no one looks particularly good the first day they begin practicing TFT. And that’s a good thing. Let me explain why.
If you look really good practicing something new, it means you already know how to do it. But this is totally different than anything anyone has ever seen before so no one looks very good. That’s why we start everyone at the same beginning point (regardless of background) and take you through the same process right to the end.
In other words, we give everyone the right to ‘look bad’ at what you’re doing (especially as you begin) because that means you’ll rapidly improve at the very things you must have installed into your other than conscious memory and instantly available should you face unavoidable extreme violence.
Just understand — all of us as instructors got to be as good as we are today because we gave ourselves permission to look bad while we were learning this unique skillset.
You’ve got to give yourselves that same permission.
(As an aside, an instructor knows when you’re making progress not because of HOW you look doing these movements but once you begin recognizing the fact you’ve just executed a move incorrectly (ie, it didn’t result in the injury you wanted) and then self-correct it in the next strike or sequence of strikes you perform).
Back to this last class of the year… it’s in Las Vegas, Nov 10-11.
Sarah’s update last night noted we still had 2 spots remaining because one couple we’d held openings for now can’t attend.
Which means you (and possibly a friend) could still slip into next weekend’s training before we mark the class ‘sold out.’
We’ve had lots of questions about a 2013 schedule.
But it’s still a ways off from being set.
…If 2012 is the year you committed to ‘arming’ yourself with the ultimate concealed carry (even if you’ve got a firearm) then this session is your last opportunity to make it happen this year.
Use this link to register for one (or both) these spots while they’re available:
As I’ve noted before, flights and hotels, even last minute, are still a bargain in Vegas.
If you need assistance email Sarah on Monday at mailto:email@example.com and she’ll help you with the details.
I look forward to meeting you in person at this session.
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