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December 7th, 2016
Ozzie (Mr. Miyagi) London Bootcamp 9->11 March (Doing it now, doing it loud)
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15Step

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Join Date: 01/30/2010 | Posts: 126

I took a bootcamp with Ozzie in London. All in all it was an incredible experience. Ozzie is a great coach who really wants the best for his students. On top of this, he's a really nice guy and is fun to be around. Think of Ozzie as the Mr. Miyagi of pickup.

I'm going to summarise my bootcamp experience, firstly because it's a way for me to reflect on what I learnt and secondly so other guys can see what it's all about in case they're thinking of taking the program.

Day 1 (9 March 2012)
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I had an uneasy feeling in my body all day - because I knew what I was about to go through was going to be difficult and challenging for me. Of course that's how it's supposed to be and that's exactly why I wanted to take the program.

I found the other student in the hotel lobby. We both agreed that we were as nervous as hell and that a crazy weekend was ahead of us. Ozzie strolled in a few minutes later and then asked us to join him at a table in the corner. We discussed:

1. Our reasons for taking the program
2. The option of walking away right now with a refund.

When we both said no to number 2 and agreed with Ozzie that we'd do everything he told us to, he replied with "You're both fucked now.". We both looked at each other and started laughing because we both knew how true it was.

Ozzie explained that most of the bootcamp would revolve around what he calls Fear Technology (FT). The idea is that you have to lower your levels of fear since you cannot perform well in sets and with women if you're afraid. Your body language, voice, eye contact, tonality and charisma (everything which attracts women) all suffer when you're afraid. The crux of FT is putting yourself in situations that you are afraid of so that you realise your fears and the awful situations that you predict very rarely turn into reality. He also believes that once you learn that your fears are not 100% true and realise that it's all in your head, then your performance goes up and your levels of fear go down. If you can just survive in the difficult situations (in our case difficult sets in clubs), then your performance will rocket in the easier situations (easier sets in clubs). This is called Obstacle Theory.

Once Ozzie had finished explaining the core concepts to us, it was time to do some social pressure drills. We had to stand in a crazily busy part of London (Piccadilly Circus) and spend 2 minutes giving a loud speech on a hobbie or quirkpr we had which we found embarrassing but cool. It was eye-opening to learn that most people don't care and some even watch, listen and clap afterwards. Next, we had to walk backwards with a dorky smile on our faces. I thought this would go terribly, but was amazed that nothing bad came of it. I thought I'd be bumping into people, they'd push me or shout - nope, didn't happen. The next drill was standing with the most awkward and silly stance possible while giving the same speech again. Once again, no one cared and life went on as normal. Incredible.

We had some supper and it was time to hit the club. We spent the first few minutes walking around with three different body language types:

1. Loser
2. Winner
3. Neutral

In the club, Ozzie was continuously asking our comfort levels. If our level was too low - we were sent into hard sets and had to survive for 2 minutes so that our comfort levels would go up. In my first difficult set , I had to break up a make out by entering with "Is this the best club in central London?" and then talking about whatever. I thought the guy would be really pissed off with me - but he was friendly. Another fear dispelled. I managed to break up about 3 make outs (damn I really knew how to kill the mood). I approached another set with 4 guys and 1 girl. When the girl started giving me attention, the guy gave me a petty dis, but this didn't stop the attention I was getting. The loudest part of the club was really problematic for me - I couldn't hear ANYTHING. Ozzie said I wasn't getting in close enough. He also said I was talking too fast - and this is only because of fear.

All in all, while some sets went well and some went worse, nothing terrible ever happened - this really surprised me.

We debriefed, explained what we learnt and were told to take it easy for the next day, because things were about to get heavier. I was exhausted and it was time for some sleep.

Day 2 (10 March 2012)
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I woke up with a feeling of hangover. I was feeling up and down all day. Sometimes I would experience moments of crazy confidence, and at other times I would feel like an absolute loser. Ozzie said this is because my mind was rewiring itself and was completely normal.

We went through the previous night's events in more detail. We spoke more about FT and discussed if our fears had changed and how we were feeling. Ozzie then introduced us to the concepts of Physical Game. Physical Game is what Ozzie calls "The fast lane to sex". The different levels are:

1. Hand shake
2. High five
3. Spin
4. Hug
5. The claw
6. Lift
7. Kiss

We were told we'd have to run Physical Game within the first minute of meeting the girl. This is to show that we're dominant and helps to avoid the friend zone.

It was time for social pressure drills. This time the drills were slightly harder - we had to hump a pole and give a talk at the same time. "They'll think you're a freak - you'll scare the children and the families" said Ozzie :-)

We then caught the train to Clapham Junction. The club we went to was called The Grand. This club has hot girls and very aggressive drunk guys. I even witnessed an argument in the queue while watching security step in between the two highly strung chodes enjoying a fight. Hah.

When we entered, Ozzie said "WELCOME TO HELL!". I was determined to have a better night than the previous night. First, I had to break up a make-out. I clawed both the girl and guy and soon enough I had split them up. I then spun the girl - she complied. I could sense she was into it, however I wasn't - she just wasn't my type. Nevertheless, my fear levels had gone down and comfort levels up. Point proven.

Next set, I clawed another guy and girl making out. This time when I broke up the make out the guy was still moving his lips up and down while kissing the air. He was really drunk/high. The girl thought this was freaky and I started laughing at the awkwardness of the situation, and it just got more awkward :-)

Ozzie then sent me to an easy set in a quiet part of the club. I immediately clawed, spun the girl and introduced myself. I noticed her friend was more interested and was very reactive to whatever I did. It turned out they were Swedish. Ozzie left me in this set because he knew I was in - I stayed for about 15 minutes while running game on the hot friend. We had pretty good chemistry. I tried to pick her up and front grind when she said "slow it down, you're going too fast for me". Ozzie said this is a good thing - it means you have your opportunity, she's not going away, she wants you to play on - keep on going. I told her to come to the dance floor with me, where she put down her bag and said no let's dance here. Ozzie said the group basically gave her to me, I should have physically pulled her to the dance floor by her hand because she wouldn't make out without being more isolated. Lesson learned.

The next set was 2 girls and 4 guys dancing on the dance floor. I clawed the one girl, and her friend pulled a zap sign. The girl I clawed really seemed chilled - the friend really needed to calm down a bit. Ozzie had said if you're ever told to leave or told to fuck off or physically pushed, just leave.

We debriefed and Ozzie said I had done well. Ozzie said I still needed to get closer and be a bit more aggressive. I felt like a champ - but

Day 3 (11 March 2012)
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I woke up feeling really really depressed. My comfort levels were at an all time low.

We met up at about 2PM. We spoke about our fears and I learned that I'm a huge perfectionist at heart. Ozzie told me I need to learn to manage my perfectionism or I'll never be happy. This hit home hard, and I'm currently trying to improve in this area. Per his advice, I'm reading by Mastery by George Leonard and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective people by Stephen Covey.

Onto the social drills. This time we'd have to run more social drills - in broad daylight. I was terrified for some reason, more terrified than I had been of anything all weekend. It made no sense, but then it felt like it did - my mind was making all the negative possibilities feel certain and real. I gave my speeches and humped a pole hah. I then opened a few walking/moving sets. Some found me amusing, some were friendly, some were less receptive - but it was still fun.

We then went to Trafalgar Square and had open with the crazy question "Is trafalgar square really a square?". This was probably my favourite part of bootcamp - I had gone from feeling ridiculously uncomfortable to super comfortable and sociable in about 45 minutes. I had approached about 3 sets - they all blew open and I received interest in almost every set. One girl had been to the same club the night before, and while I knew a mini date was possible, I wanted to stay on program and learn.

Ozzie then tried to make my life difficult where I'd literally have to shout up to a mixed set sitting a few feet up above me while I was on the ground. This was a challenge but I still managed to open successfully. The guy was being a dork but quickly shut up once the girl started responding. Ozzie said this usually happens - the guys just don't know how to react when the girl reacts positively.

Next - I was told to open a girl with headphones in her ears, listening to music. I thought she'd be pissed off with me for disturbing her. Turned out she reacted really positively towards me and was so friendly. She struggled with English, but was making huge effort to talk to me. I felt like I could have easily closed, but didn't. Ozzie explained I was negatively fortune telling/predicting negatively and it was ALL INY MY HEAD!

Then I had to open guy and girl lying on top of each other many steps above me. I literally had to scream to make this work This set was actually really amusing due to the absurdity of it all, and I could tell they were amused too. We were shouting at each other with absolute nonsense and laughing after each sentence :-)

Finally, Ozzie devised a personal game plan for us to follow for the next 3 months. We'd have to be our own coaches and apply all the concepts he had taught us.

We finally parted with a hug, a photo and a huge praise. Tim (the other student) and I went for some good food, gamed some girls whom we walked to the pub which they were looking for, walked around central London and discussed meeting up again in the near future when we travel to each others' sides of the globe.

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I'd like to thank Ozzie and the other student (Tim) for an incredible weekend. We learnt so much from each other while having our laughs and fun at the same time. You guys helped create a weekend I'll never forget, thanks so much :-)

I'll say this - if you want to learn about you, your mind, life, the universe, everything, and success with women - take the London bootcamp with Ozzie. Now.
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Contrary to popular opinion, being an idiot, making mistakes and getting it all wrong are clear signs of somebody on the way to mastery of a skill" - Ozzie

"The guys who are successful are guys who understand long term vision, pushing through restrictive emotions, and having a goal they want so badly that they'll do anything to get there -- day in and day out. OTOH, if you're like most guys who can't process beyond the next few minutes, your brain will hold you back because the immediacy of embaressment is more REAL to you than the long term goal." - Tyler
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MikeNY

MikeNY

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Join Date: 04/30/2011 | Posts: 79

15Step wrote:


When we entered, Ozzie said "WELCOME TO HELL!".


Lmaaaoooo!!! So awesome!  

Jeeeez I guess I'm not the first one to lay down the Mr. Miyagi title???

Sweet report dude.
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Barry-White

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Join Date: 03/19/2012 | Posts: 139

How it going dudue.

Reading your report brings it all back.

Thanks for being a fucking legend thoughout the whole thing.

Give me a shout when you are in the UK and we will hit the clubs.
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15Step

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Join Date: 01/30/2010 | Posts: 126

MikeNY wrote:

15Step wrote:


When we entered, Ozzie said "WELCOME TO HELL!".


Lmaaaoooo!!! So awesome!  

Jeeeez I guess I'm not the first one to lay down the Mr. Miyagi title???

Sweet report dude.
Hah, I'm sure I won't be the last either ;-)

When I told him he was like Mr Miyagi he didn't even deny it. He knows it :P
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Contrary to popular opinion, being an idiot, making mistakes and getting it all wrong are clear signs of somebody on the way to mastery of a skill" - Ozzie

"The guys who are successful are guys who understand long term vision, pushing through restrictive emotions, and having a goal they want so badly that they'll do anything to get there -- day in and day out. OTOH, if you're like most guys who can't process beyond the next few minutes, your brain will hold you back because the immediacy of embaressment is more REAL to you than the long term goal." - Tyler
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Raev

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Join Date: 04/18/2013 | Posts: 80

Yo!

I also had the cance to spend two weeks in London.
Was totally reality shattering after growing up in JHB.
Definatly on my list of places to live, in the up-coming
years. After London, I really felt the world is my playground!
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Raev

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Join Date: 04/18/2013 | Posts: 80

Thanks so much for this value bro!
Will try out these exercises, great lessons too.

-Your guy in JHB
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NBT1836

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Join Date: 01/03/2016 | Posts: 104

Good job man!
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