Great read Queue! Very well written and narrated. I love how your ego and the field became real life characters. Your ego can f with you. From time to time, I have to humble myself, remember I have much to learn, things I can improve on no matter how many successes come my way.
And congrats on the purple belt, it's well deserved!
Inspiring shit! My girlfriend and I broke up for the final time last Wednesday (5 yrs relationship). And now I can focus and get serious into pick up. Really enjoyed your post because I also have the same problems: although I know a few tricks and theories that get me awesome results, my fundamentals are zero. And during the field I always trick myself into ignoring them. Awesome post man. Good luck with your "new" journey Abraços, AN
"For me life is continously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer" Arnold Schwarzenegger
Great stuff brother! I really enjoyed the break down too and it made me think of some things that I hadn't thought of in debth before. Like how I have learned a lot of routines, tricks, stories, and little bits of knowlage about a wide range of subjects, that I can slowly expose girls to over time and there is always something new about me that they are learning as we go...
Anyway, I'm glad you got a lot out of your time with Bravo and congrats on the well deserved purple belt!
Wow, queue, this was one of the best FR's i've ever read. I guess one of the reasons was that it hit so close to home.
Don't you love the eerie similarities between this game and the fight game? It really is uncanny.
Your comparison to the counterpucher style is something that is so accurate and people really need to understand that. There are many who have trained boxing for a few months (or years even) and can explain everything about counterpunching, can step by step break down and critique your technique, yet when you throw them in the ring, they can't do shit. Obviously we all know that the exact same thing exists in pick-up. Shit.. i myself have read mystery method like 10 times and can probably explain the entire thing to you with great detail. But, my preformance in the field is not where I want it to be. I, like you, want to be the guy who can PERFORM, not just tell another guy how to perform. Anyone who does not have this mindset is really kidding themselves, because if you can't actually PERFORM to some degree you cannot really be an effective teacher.
I really like the discussion of leaving the open loops (like bait) and going into material only when it hooks. This really does make a conversation much more natural.