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A Huge Apology from Shidoshi Miller!
March 15, 2006
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A Huge Apology from Shidoshi Miller!
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A Huge Apology...I need to begin this issue with a sincere apologiy to everyone who has attempted to contact me through the "Contact Form" on the web site.
Having misunderstood how that function works (it's a third-party program), I was waiting for the system to let me know when someone sent a message. What I didn't know was that there is a way that I can (and SHOULD) be checking for those messages on a regular basis!
In addition to this, those who registered for the Foundations Course may have been inadvertantly dropped from the email list for this newsletter due to an similar but unrelated glitch.
Whew. It's a good thing that I'm better at self-protection and personal development skills than I am with computer technology!
So, to those of you who have stuck with me through the glitches and are still here...
I can onl hope that those who were dropped, were committed enough to re-subscribe. And, for those of you who did make contact or had to go through the extra trouble to be on the list...
...you have my sincerest apologies and the assurance that I will be making personal contact as I work to clear up my error and work to serve your needs.
Can You Really Learn Martial Arts and Self-Defense From Seminar Training Only?
What do you do when, you want to pursue the study of the martial arts or learn real-world self-defense and there are no schools near where you live? What do you do even if there are martial arts schools or self-defense classes being offered in your local area but...
...they're just not up to par with what you want or need.
How can you get what you know you need without compromising quality and settling for what's available or, even worse...
...not pursuing your goal at all?
Well, you have two choices, really...
...you can accept defeat or the fact that maybe your standards are too high and settle for what's available, or...
...you can do what scores of very skilled practitioners have done before you. You can take advantage of the benefits of seminars and camps to get the knowledge you need from the best teachers there are.
Instead of "settling" and approaching your training with what amounts to a "victim's mentality," you can take control of the situation. Instead of whining, complaining, and making excuses - you can take action - one of the main traits of a warrior.
With all of the power and rich information pool of the internet today, it is impossible to NOT find what you're looking for in the way of martial arts training. There are literally hundreds of seminars, from half-day workshops to full weekend events, and from one and two-day intensives to full-blown ninja training camps; and they're all there for the students who are willing to plan a little more, focus a little more, and be ready to travel a little farther than everyone else who HAS "settled."
Can you really learn martial arts and self-defense from seminar training only? I know it's worked for me and many of the most proficient experts that I'm associated with. In fact, most of my training career, at least in the early days, was during a time when I was serving with the US Army and stationed in places like Korea and, what was then, West Germany.
Were there martial arts clubs and groups close-by? Absolutely.
But, I had a desire to not only train in the martial arts but, to train with the best. And so...
...I had no choice. I HAD to travel to get what I wanted and needed in the way of quality.
What I found was that I learned more during each training event because there was MORE TO learn. That was perfect for me because it gave me more than enough to work on in-between the martial arts seminars and Ninja Camps that I WAS able to attend. And, it also caused me to focus much more than the local students who were there.
I think it was because...
...they took their training for granted. Whereas I did not. Since I went through more in the way of time, effort and money to be there, I refused to let any of it slip by. As a result, I, and many of my friends who also traveled for training, developed our self-defense abilities much more fully - learning our martial art with much greater depth than many who had access to their teacher practically everyday.
Funny, really. Because it wasn't until I became much more interested in the lives of warriors-past, that I realized that this method of training - traveling to one's teacher to spend short, but intense, visits to gain the lessons for mastery, is exactly the same way many of the most famous warriors in history...
And, speaking of seminars...
Register now for these hardhitting training opportunities before they're all booked up!...
Defensive Combat Handgun Weekend Sat & Sun, March 25th & 26th
This is a level 1 basic event that will focus on "The 4 Pillars of Training" with the handgun for effective, real-world self-protection.
Saturday's training will focus on shooting skills and developing the ability to "hit your target" under pressure. This will include both classroom study and an afternoon of actual "live-fire" training using what we've learned in the morning.
Sunday's training will focus on disarming and retention skills - being able to take away an assailant's weapon and hold on to our own in the heat of a fight.
The PayPal links are NOW ACTIVE so you can register right from the web site. Or, if you prefer to register for this life-saving event by phone, simply call the Academy at (570) 988-2228 with your credit card information.
Spring Ninja Training Camp is just around the corner! (Although, due to logistical problems with the camp, I have to change the date. I'll let everyone know in the next day or so what the new weekend dates are so you can plan accordingly.
Here's the link to the Newly redesigned camp page with info for this year's events, including a downloadable flyer...
Save $50 right now (that's 25% off) when you register by April 1st.
The 1st 20 students also receive a FREE copy of the Camp video!
...don't forget about my new Sunday Private Training sessions at WCI Central. You must call ahead or send me an email and reserve your place in these powerful, closed-door training sessions.
Please note: These sessions are not for the idly curious. And I must have enough people registered to hold them. They are limited to WCI Black Belts and Shinobi-kai program students, as-well-as other Ninjutsu and Mikkyo students from other schools and/or training groups.
The schedule and cost for the Sunday Private Training Sessions are as follows:
Mikkyo Training: 1 - 2:30pm $10/ea
Ninpo Training: 3 - 4:30pm $25/ea
Cost for both: $30
Space for these events is extremely limited so that everyone gets plenty of hands-on attention from me. So, call the academy at (570) 988-2228 right away to register for upcoming sessions.
Not Able to Travel to Train with Me?No Problem...
Don't forget to check out my latest book, "The Karate-Myth," and find out why I say that most martial arts and self-defense courses don't work You can read more about it and order here.
It, and several bonus resources, are ready for immediate download to your computer so, you can make this information yours in just minutes. Do it!
If you haven't taken advantage of the low introductory price on the Danger Prevention Tactics DVD Combo Packageyet, you need to hurry because I'm about to change the price on this VERY popular DVD / Self-Defense Collection!
Get all the information about this material that literally ANYONE can put to use right away. And, the most unique thing about this video is...
...no one else is teaching this stuff!
Here's the link:
You've got another few days before the price goes UP...
DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AFF.ILIATE MARKETING? WANT TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MO.NEY?
I am looking for a few extremely motivated individuals who want to be my partners and help me get this life-empowering information into the hands of people who desperately need it.
The new "Affiliates" will be active on the web site by the weekend. Or, better yet, why wait for me. Take the initiative and SHOW me that you'd be a great partner by sending me an email and let me know how you can help us both!.
I'd love to hear from you!
Books and videos aside though, there REALLY is nothing like participating and learning in a live training event. So...
Can't seem to make it to my events here at WCI Central Academy? No problem! Why not take the initiative and bring the knowledge to you're area?
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "Sponsor Info" in the Subject box.
I'll send you information for sponsoring a seminar in your local area and how you can get your training for free and maybe even make some extra mon.ey for yourself in the process!
Now, who can beat that kind of situation?!
Sponsoring a seminar is really easy and can be a lot of fun. In fact, that's exactly what I did when I first started in Ninjutsu. I was living in Germany and working for the US ARMY as a military policeman. So, getting to training back here in the States, or anywhere for that matter was practically impossible.
But, instead of hoping and wishing that I could do it, I did the next (and probably) best thing...
...I brought my teachers TO me!
And, trust me, if I can do it, you can too.
Here's what's New and Soon-to-Be New at WCI!"Something old, something new..."
We're adding a ton of new features for WCI members, students, and newsletter subscribers...
Your affiliation with Warrior Concepts is about to become even more valuable than ever before!
Here's what's happening...
New "Members-Only" Forum
Join other like-minded members and friends for indepth discussions about the real issues that we all care so much about. But...
...you'll have to be a registered member to participate. That means that only active local students, seminar students, and subscribers can get in.
The link will be active in a few days as we're just putting the finishing touches on it right now.
Tip of the Day
Beginning with the next issue, I'll be sharing tips and techniques for those of you who are involved in solo, or self-training, or want to augment the training you are getting elsewhere. There will be ideas, tactics and strategies for everyone. So make sure you open and read your newsletter as soon as you get it.
These tips will only be added to the site...
...AFTER my newsletter readers have had a chance to get them. And many won't be available anywhere else.
How would you like to get FR.EE equipment, patches, videos, T-shirts... etc. from me?
I thought you might!
Well, the next issue, will outline a brand new Potluck Drawing where you'll be able to enter for a chance to win fr.ee stuff. Who knows what it will be from one drawing to the next?
Stay tuned for all the details...
Teleseminars & Webinars- Many for FREE!
I am working on a new project with some folks who really know their way around this internet technology. And, together, we'll be taking my seminar teaching to a whole new level.
So, regardless of your ability to travel, the time-zone differences aside, and any other issues that seem to get in the way of good people getting this powerful information...
...you'll be able to get some real training with me - thanks to the power of the internet!
And, how about a full-fledged...
Black Belt Home Study Course!
(complete with testing and officially certified belt ranking)
For many, this awesome program will be the first step towards becoming a...
...Certified WCI Instructor!
Check the site often over the next week or so as the information makes its way from my computer to you!
And, of course...
More free reports, articles, and eCourses
Speaking of New Things, here are two NOW!
They're 2 new sections for this newsletter, to help you develop additional insight, called...
Did You Know...The number of college girls raped has gone from 1-in-8 to a staggering 1-in-4 in the last few years. And...
...most of these happen during the girl's Freshman year!
When it comes to teaching young children about dealing with Strangers, most programs, including the lessons from parents, teachers and care-givers...
This is proven in the statistics that show that 10-out-of-10 kids will go with the right stranger with the right story.
How do you fix this? By understanding that the reason that you teach your child the rules is completely different from the reason that he or she learns them.
You teach because...
...you want your child to be safe.
They learn because...
...it makes you happy when they get the answer right!
"If you don't have the correct information about the problem...
...you CAN'T possibly come up with the right solution!"
- Shidoshi Miller
Points to Ponder...1. "If you make me your authority," said the Master to a starry-eyed disciple, "you harm yourself because you refuse to see things for yourself."
And, after a pause, he added gently, "You harm me too, because you refuse to see me as I am."
2. "What did Enlightenment bring you?"
"And what is Joy?"
"The realization that when everything is lost, you have only lost a toy."
from the book, "One Minute Wisdom" by Anthony de Mello
Until Next time...
Peace and Happiness,
Jeffrey M. Miller, Shidoshi
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Seriously. It sounds very conceited and "sales-like" when I say how great something is but, when YOU say it, people take notice and listen.
Why? Because you are a student just like them. You are the ones who return class after class and year after year (many of you coming in for private lessons with me separately from Camps and Seminars). This says something about yourselves but, it also says something about what you believe you're getting from me and these powerful events.
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