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    • #10431

      We just posted and article on

      About reading body language, facial expressions and a whole host of ways to spot trouble before it starts.

      The article is here: … ppens.html

      We put the research together for SDC Instructor Reuben Bean who was recently interviewed by Matthew Taylor from the RG magazine (prestigious magazine published by the Royal Gazette – Bermuda’s daily)

      This article is the result of that request.

      For SDC Instructors, support is more than certificates, tactics, videos and marketing. It goes well beyond that…it always does.


    • #11784

      Excellent Damian, speaking of “BULLSHITTERS”, I just found a man named Matt Furey, and guess who he was recommended by? You guessed right, the ever so infamous Capptaiin Cruunncch! I just googled and Youtubed this Matt Furey. He seems like a douche. His system. Master of Zen, “The unbeatable Man” lol. Enjoy

    • #11786

      There is some history there…

      Matt Furey was the first to use Dan Kennedy type marketing to martial arts/fitness people. If you didn’t know Dan Kennedy is the guru everyone has looked at when doing direct marketing businesses, myself included. The techniques do work, and have worked since the beginning of the written word.

      If you have an actual product, the techniques and the formula work real well. They did 5 years ago, but then everybody started doing long copy format and pretty much just ripping each other off. The problem is when these guys like Dan Kennedy sell their ideas, the tell you yo don’t need a product. All you need is a good sales letter and a irresistible offer.

      Which works in the short run. Then you have to launch your next idea and product and start the process all over again.

      Like I said this worked up until about 4 years ago. Then people became internet savvy. They started doing some research on people and companies.

      But that doesn’t stop them. Every year there is an information marketing summit where these guys get together.

      Matt was the first to use the techniques to sell his first book Combat Conditioning. Which was a solid book of body weight exercises. He also followed with videos and other programs, then he kind of went off the deep end with the whole zen master thing, but at the end of the day it’s all about branding.

      I have not sen any of Matt’s material in the past, but he did do some questionable stuff like sell “Lighting Jujitsu” a free, public domain work that you could get for free.

      That being said, I don;t know much about what he currently offers but the inner circle, cult of personality is a bit much.

      To the best of my knowledge General Crunch knew Matt back in the day and attended one of his seminars in FLA.

      What you received was cross promotion, the good old General trying to get more money from his list by cross promoting Furey.

      This is something I have not done and probably will not do unless it is something I think you guys would want. But the SDC policy is NO.

      As far a business practices, there is so much fine print on those unbelievable offers that I’m reluctant to ever put my credit card info in there.

      Next thing you know they’re sending me pills or some shit.

    • #11787

      Interesting, no surprise there, general crunch recommended him. Im an all-out hand-to-hand combat/self-defense fanatic, ive been trying to find material than can match the SDTS. But i have no luck. No surprise there either!

    • #11788

      Thanks and the other purpose of this forum besides training is to combat the the mountains of bullshit out there. To make ll of this public so that there is literally nothing to hide.

      Next you have to ask “Where’s the preview?” Can I get a 30 second sample of the actual video so I can look at not just the content because it’s only 30 seconds, but the production value.

      If someone spends NOTHING on production and the quality of their product, then how much do they care about the actual product?

      I’m sure they care, but when all you are going to do is grab a video camera and film, how much pre-production do you think goes into it. Most of these guys just film seminars or worse, film in the dojo or their basement and just shoot off of the top of their heads.

      What does it matter? next week they will probably shoot another video when they get another “epiphany”.

    • #11789

      BTW speaking of general crunch, is that guy even still in the business?

    • #11795

      Who the hell is General Crunch? is that Captain Chris’s Commanding officer? :D” title=”Laughing” />

    • #11798

      I promoted him. It was time, hell he started as a lieutenant.

    • #11802

      lol, now that’s funny! :D” title=”Laughing” />

    • #11804

      No that is AWESOME! Damn did I sleep through Crunch’s rank promotion????

    • #11968

      Hey now Damian, don’t talk about our buddy Captain Crunch, he can’t help he’s mentally challenged lol

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