Why should I even take an ABCs bootcamp?
"This is Johnny Wolf (Founder of the SoCal Lair and Co-Founder of the PUA Summit) and I'm here to give you the unbiased truth.
I want to talk to you a little bit about why- to me- the ABCs is about being HOLISTIC... it's fundamentals, order, structure and most importantly GROWTH!
See, my game grew like ten fold after discovering the ABCs of Attraction.
It finally gave me structure and a method that dispelled all the PICK UP MADNESS I had been learning. I felt like I had bits and pieces of really good game, but I had no idea how to put it all together and have a perfect set or interaction with a girl.
Reading tons of ebooks, watching dvds and attending seminars gave me plenty of pick up knowledge, and sometimes I would do really well with girls but it was still "getting lucky." The parts of my game that were really good was opening, I was good at building comfort, and if I got the girl to kiss me, I was good at everything after that.
But the problem was, I had no idea how, when or what to do to transition between the steps. That's what the ABC's taught me.
It filled holes in my game, and taught me how to properly move every interaction forward. It's what we like to call HOLISTIC GAME, which incorporates the three most important elements of pickup and self improvement into one "plug and play" structure - the famous ABCs Model.
And those elements, that you find in EVERY phase of the ABCs model from A to F, are:
I didn't realize that between opening and comfort I needed to make sure she was out of her logical mind and her buying temperature was high, I didn't realize I needed smaller sexual complacence tests before going for a kiss. I didn't know what went wrong or how to learn from my sets because I wasn't following a game plan anyways.
The ABCs of Attraction is a structure that works really freaking well.
So well that after using it I realized how much time I was wasting not moving forward, and the best thing is, that it is in an easy to follow order. If I had taken the bootcamp years before I did, I would have saved myself a lot of distress, headache, lonely nights, and unlearning.
Because I was trying to learn it on my own, I had picked up a lot of bad habits and learned a lot of contradictory information.
Now that I think about it, if I wanted to learn how to cook, I would take a course or find someone who is knowledgeable and willing to teach me. It would have been stupid to read a hundred recipes on line without ever going into the kitchen.
Having a proper foundation, and learning the fundamentals are extremely important, yet it seems that most PUAs are built on a pieced together, make-shift foundation. I used to logically think that people should wait a year and have 3,000 sets under their belt before taking a bootcamp.
But then I realized that the students that come in with tons of knowledge, also tend to come in with tons of bad habits, crutches they rely on, and it takes a lot of time to help them unlearn it all. We often have to break someone before rebuilding them back up again.
So if you're just starting out, I want to stress how important it is to learn proper structure, and the fundamentals first before trying to learn more advanced things.
The other thing that I love about the ABCs of Attraction is that even though it is really simple and perfect for beginners, it also left me a lot of room for growth. Because the ABCs incorporates direct game, indirect, natural, and allows for social circle and other lifestyle based game, it was perfect for my journey from beginner/aspiring pick up artist to becoming good enough to be an instructor.
So wherever you are in your pick up career, and journey in self improvement, to be good with women or otherwise, be glad you found the ABCs of Attraction!"
- Johnny Wolf (former ABCs student-turned-Certified Instructor)
How is the ABCs of Attraction different from other companies?
Like most companies, our job is to teach you how to get better with women. We're different from other companies because we teach an easy, step by step process that can be learned and implemented within three days. We don't have unrealistic expectations of what we think you can learn in one weekend. Making false promises would be a disservice to our clients. Also making promises that sound too good to be true probably are. While we are a results driven company, we know that everyone will learn at his own pace but that doesn't mean you won't be pushed.
The ABCs of Attraction also teaches the most relatable and realistic system in pick up. Our company history comes from JT Tran and his struggles in pick up. He as learned to use what others see as a disadvantage to his advantage. Characteristics like race and height are now necessary to his pick up infrastructure and it is his pleasure to share this knowledge with as many men as possible. Where before there was no niche for minorities in pick up, JT has created a place for men from all walks of life to learn and grow not just in pick up, but in life. Our students range in age, race, and income-but the ABCs structure can be tailored to anyone as long as they are willing to commit to the steps.
Our goal is to give you the framework and skillset so that you may leave any of our programs feeling prepared. We like to maintain long term friendships with all of our alums and students via our online forum, facebook, and meet ups. It is our pleasure to see you grow to your fullest potential. We also offer a large variety of first hand reviews for the public to view. We want guys to make informed decisions about what company they choose when seeking instruction.
Do you teach only Asian men?
ANSWER: Far from it.
While it is true that the majority of our
clients are Asian and other ethnicities(including black, Latino,
Indian, etc), a good 25% of our students are Caucasian. On one hand, JT
(The Asian Playboy) is famous for teaching Asian men how to
realistically deal with and cope with racism and prejudice in the
dating arena whether it comes from men or women.
What is the Refund Policy?
ANSWER: (note this policy replaces any previous years' policy that may be still floating around)
Our refund policy is designed to give you peace of mind to sign up early for our bootcamps without worry. Also we are so confident that you will enjoy the bootcamp experience and find it worth every penny if not more, just as hundreds of our previous students have, we offer a full, prorated refund policy.
The full prorated refund means if you stay 1/3 of the bootcamp, you'll just pay 1/3 of the price minus the event and credit card transaction fee.
Bootcamp is 3 days, 3 nights, so if you stay 1 day, 1 night, you'll only be charged for 1/3 of the full price. (Example, if a bootcamp's total cost is $1,500, and you stay one day and one night, you'll be charged $500 only)
FOR DOMESTIC PROGRAMS: There is no fee or penalty to cancel if 30 days notice is given-you'll receive a 100% refund. The penalty for cancellation with less than 30 days notice, after pre-bootcamp homework has been accessed, or after plane tickets and travel arrangements have been purchased is $300.
FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS: Due to the high cost of international airline tickets, the penalty for cancellation before 30 days notice is $300. If airline tickets have already been purchased or notice is given with less than 30 days, the full payment is forfeit. Again, this has to do with the high cost of traveling overseas and the prohibitive price of flying trainers to another country.
If you simply don't show up, and make us wait around trying to figure out what happened to you, the entire deposit will be forfeited or you can have a full credit towards another bootcamp with a $300 penalty. You can also receive full credit towards a rescheduled bootcamp if you inform us before the 30 day time limit.
Rescheduling is limited to one time only and is at the discretion of the lead instructor. Excessive rescheduling requests will result in the forfeiture of the deposit. This is to prohibit bootcamp spots form being taken up by cancellations.
So please let us know ahead of time if you can't make it.
ACT OF GOD CLAUSE: If a cancellation is requested within seven days of a program, all deposits and payments will be considered forfeit except in the event of extreme circumstances limited to acts of God, or family death. In the case of these extreme circumstances, the bootcamp attendee will be scheduled for the next program in or near the event city within six months. If the attendee is unable to reschedule, the deposit and/or payments will be considered forfeit. All other cancellation requests will be denied and the deposit/payments forfeit.
Refunds can only be requested before or during the bootcamp (in other words, the weekend of the program). You can make the request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do You Offer any Discounts or Payment Options?ANSWER: We offer two types of payment options; the Early Bird option or the deposit option.
Do you have a glossary or definition list of all the ABCs of Attraction and Terminology?
ANSWER: Here is just a partial list of common ABCs terms.
AMOG (Alpha Male Other Guy or douchebag) – Another male who rudely intrudes any interaction.
Approach Anxiety – A physiological response to the discomfort an individual experiences in anticipation to interacting with another individual.
B.I.T. AMOG Tactics
– An acronym used to describe a series of actions with the intention of
displaying dominance over individuals who knowingly or unknowingly
attempt to sabotage an interaction. B.I.T. AMOGing also takes into
account how to properly overcome someone's superior size and height.
BLP (Body Language Positioning) - It
incorporates the science of proxemics, situational awareness, masculine
dominance, kinesthetics, compliance testing, proper male & female
flirting behavior and natural intuition into a highly advanced form of
Language that eliminates the need for Group Method or entertaining the
crowd or friends.
Boomerang - A Compliance Test re-opener using Direct.
Booty Slide – A playful yet forceful sway of one individual’s hips/buttocks against another individual’s hip/buttocks with the intention of BT spiking for a positive effect.
Brothers – Men who have taken the
ABCs of Attraction bootcamp who we proudly refer to as alumni.
BT (Buying Temperature) – An acronym used to describe the emotional level of energy an individual has.
BT Spike – A verbally or non-verbally communicated action that raises the emotional level of energy an individual has.
Canned Opener – A canned opener is a field-tested statement or question with a background story that does not necessarily pertain to the individual when approaching a set. The statement or question of a canned opener presents a topic that leads the interaction to a certain direction.
Compliance Testing (CT) – A verbal
or non-verbal request made by one individual with the intent to gauge
the receptivity of another individual.
DHV (Displaying Higher Value) – An acronym used to describe the verbal communication of one or many attractive qualities of an individual.
Douchebag (ie AMOG) - "A
douchebag is not defined as simply a series of hand gestures, facial
expressions, overly gelled hair or a giant Jesus bling around the neck.
A douchebag is a state of mind. It is a place where men go to become
scrote. Where machismo mixes with testosterone to form a foul cocktail
of rank sewage that smells vaguely of cheap cologne." [Courtesy
of Hotchicks with Douchebags]
Emotional Intelligence – The ability to perceive, assess and manage the emotions of one’s self, of others, and of groups.
Extraction Excuse – The reasoning
created and verbally communicated to a woman by a man to jointly leave
to another physical location.
Extract "Options" – Two questions asked of an individual by another individual in which the answer ultimately has no bearing to the result of the actual question itself.
Fractionation – Going back and forth between each of the steps of the ABC structure.
General Attraction - The attractiveness quality of a man. How entertaining, how interesting, how fun, he is. Not to be confused with how turned on (ie horny) you're making her (ie Sexual Attraction). GA can be generated both via Passive Value and Active Value during the A-B-C phases.
Gentleman’s Grace – The act of
taking a woman’s hand and kissing the top part. Also includes the
handshake to handhold manuever.
Holistic Game - The total mind & body synthesis of the Pick-Up Arts with Self-Improvement.
I.A.BT./CT. (Input, Acknowledge, Banter or
BT Spike / Compliance Test) - An acronym used to describe a
series of actions with the intention of establishing interpersonal
Inner Strength - One's ability to
draw upon internal, replenishable resevoirs of confidence,
perseverance, and character versus being dependent upon external
Intimacy Initiator – A verbally
communicated story with the intent to establish a deep emotional
connection with another individual.
Fluff – Conversation without a
Kamikaze - A sexually Direct, balls
to the wall, opener.
Kickstart - The act of opening up
the night and warming up with low-investment opens. Includes both
verbal and non-verbal opening.
Kino – The act of touching done by one individual to another individual..
Kino Open – The initial act of touching done by one individual to another individual when approaching to engage in an interaction.
Kino Turn – The act of physically but comfortably moving a target to face you.
Natural Opener – A natural opener is a statement or question with a background story that pertains specifically to the individual and is used when approaching a set. The statement or question of a natural opener presents a topic that leads the interaction to a certain direction.
Ninjitsu - A situational, but structured Indirect opener invented by Johnny Wolf.
Outer Confidence - The display of
Confidence through the use of Passive Value, Body Language and
Paradigm Shifts – A paradigm shift is the change of beliefs within an individual that is triggered by a sub-communicated idea. The idea that triggers the paradigm shift is done through a verbally communicated statement, question, or story.
Pick-Up Artist - A pick up artist, by definition, is a man who has chosen to improve his romance and dating options despite having been born with less than the best looks, less than the tallest body, less than the best physique, and less than the best natural ability to charm women. He has decided to take responsibility for his own life, man up, and strive to improve himself.
Rubber Necking – The voluntary or involuntary act of following an attractive woman’s body through an individual’s head movement.
Sexual Anxiety – A physiological response to the discomfort an individual experiences in anticipation to sexual kino.
Sexual Attraction - Your sexual viability as a mate. Is she turned on by you? Commonly induced through fashion, muscles, height, hair, dance, etc. Also induced via sexual banter. Initiated during the D-E-F phases.
Silencer - Invented in 2005, it is
the Ultimate BLP (Body Language Positioning) Manuever. Designed to
overcome loud music, lock the woman into a conversation, and intiate
the first stages of creating Sexual Attraction. Like Tae-Kwon Do, it
uses the woman's compliance and initial attraction and momentum to your
advantage as opposed to the use of force or aggression.
Shit Test – A verbally or non-verbally communicated statement by a woman to a man that appears to be negative but sub-communicates the question, “Are you really this confident?”
– The unintentional movement of one individual’s arms in response to a
physiological feeling of nervousness. The appearance of this action
resembles a prehistoric reptile whose scientific name is tyrannosaurus
Verbal Attraction - The ability to
engage in witty banter, flirting, and storytelling. To reveal one's
attractive traits and personality by the act of verbal communication.
Vulture – The act of hesitation in approaching an individual due to approach anxiety.
- A kiss close tactic invented by Johnny Wolf that includes all the
elements of sexual progression including sexual tension, direct
interest, disqualification, push/pull, triangular eye gazing, eskimo
kisses, and the actual kiss itself. In other words, CHA CHING!!!
Will you be teaching in my City [Insert City/State/Country]?
Who is the Asian Playboy?
Our leader and founder, JT Tran (better known as JT the Asian Playboy), is universally regarded as the World's Best Asian Pickup Artist, and the toughest instructor in the industry. He is the ORIGINATOR of the often-imitated, but never duplicated "Holistic" method of Pick-Up, and the first dating guru to EVER have a uniform curriculum. He has arguably taught more minority students than ANY OTHER instructor in the world and is the UNDISPUTED master of interracial dating.
Once unable to even breathe around women, Tran is now worshipped for his unmatchable and versatile master of both DIRECT and INDIRECT Game, Social Circle Game and unprecedented Kino Escalation & Dominance. Moreover, he possesses the SUPERNATURAL ability to train even the most the hopeless students that most other pickup companies turn away.
Likened to Tom Cruise in the pages of the Nichi Bei Times, Tran's specializes in taking Asian men with absolutely NO social skills - men who have rarely left their computers, let alone spoken to a women -and helping them romantically connect with beautiful women.
His methods to winning over women can be broken down into easy-to-understand steps that have allowed thousands of men to reach the sexual freedom of choice they have always desired. The ABCs of Attraction will destroy any anxiety that comes from talking to a woman, while building a man's self-confidence and natural charisma.
The ABCs concepts are flexible to any situation or method of pickup, and are pre-packaged as a simple mnemonic starting at A and ending at F.
His methods are so powerful that he is able to take these students and surgically remove the "geek" from the man.
His clientele ranges from TV stars to college students, and multimillionaire industry titans have flown him around the planet for private consultation.
Tran's ABCs of Attraction has long been considered the top independent pickup company for minority men, outlasting the competition simply because his students' results are in an ELITE league of their own.
Pickup masters from around the globe consider his method of teaching as the wave of the future. Tran has single-handedly ushered in a new era of pickup instruction.
He recently landed the cover of AsianWeek Newspaper, where he was lauded as a "master pick-up artist and entrepreneur", and Tran has also graced the pages of D Magazine, Banana Living, and the infamous Cliff's List, referred to in The Game.
But less than 10 years ago, he was clueless on how to meet women.
As a 5-foot-6 Vietnamese teenager, he focused all his time on his studies, harboring romantic dreams of dating the "out of his league cheerleaders" in his classes.
A typical Asian-American social reject, Tran literally drug himself out of the dirty Texas streets, battling unstoppable racism while trying to date white (and other) women.
He finally managed to gain the heart of a beautiful Southern Belle in college, only to lose her when he moved to California to begin his career as a rocket scientist and NASA subcontractor. Downtrodden and alone, Tran set out to find the "secret" to successfully meeting women.
In education, he was an all-star. But in the dating world he was still a rookie.
With only his determination and a dream to romantically connect with the most beautiful of models, he poured over everything there was to know about pickup, becoming one of the original students of legendary pickup artist Mystery.
Tran spent years of trial and error in the field, winging with pickup legends, before developing his own breakthrough methods of attraction designed specifically from the ground up to turn a zero into a hero by addressing ALL facets of pick-up and lifestyle, otherwise known as the Holistic Way.
An average-looking guy, Tran knew he would have to work harder than the next man to get the results he dreamed of. Instead of taking the easy route, he chose to pursue only the women that he thought were perfect 10's. When he got good at that, he pushed it further by befriending male models and competing with them to woo women.
In 2009, he is more active in the community than ever, and his students dominate in nightclubs around the world.
His small-average-guy-gets-the-hot-girl method is airtight, as hundreds of his students can attest to, and his personal instructors are some of the best in the business.
While many pickup artists rely on gimmicks or flashy clothes to get the girls, Tran continues to push the idea that pickup must be taught through a "Holistic" process, that focuses on changing every facet of a person's being. This has become the pillar of his instruction. His methods have been taught around the world and have become a staple for men of all races.
In the words of APB:"If you want to get the girl of your dreams, you have to become the man of hers!"
What other expenses (Hotel, Flight, etc) can I expect?
ANSWER: Students are responsible for their own individual hotel, flight, food and drinks.
HOTEL: We recommend getting a hotel a week in advance of the program and making sure it's refundable with 24 hour notice in case the seminar location changes for whatever reason. Get a hotel near the seminar location or the downtown area of the city. You can also split a hotel room if you want to save on expenses or stay at a hostel.
FLIGHT: For flights, we recommend flying in either a day early if it's a long flight or flying in that morning/afternoon. Generally (look at your individual event page for specific, up-to-date details), weekend programs start on Friday at 4pm. Give yourself time to get to your accomodations from the airport, freshen up, and relax.
MISC EXPENSES: The students are responsible for the club entrance of both themselves and only one trainer at a time, so expect to spend $50-$100 per night or- in other words- a normal night of going out expenses anyways. This will obviously depend on how much you drink (if you choose to drink) and other misc random expenses, but can range from very little if you are frugal to more.
TRANSPORTATION & TAXI: The students are responsible for both their own and their instructor/coach/intern/winggirl's transportation during the infield portion of the bootcamp. Each individual is responsible for getting to the seminar and then to venue with whomever and whatever form it takes. This may be your own vehicle, a shared ride, or splitting a taxi. BE ON TIME!
IN SUMMARY: Basic rule of thumb for all of the above expenses is to bring at least $100 cash each night. This should cover everything explained above and more of a "worse case scenario." We do not actually expect you to spend that much, but it's better to err on the safe side. You don't want to get stuck at night without taxi money after all...
Saturday may be more expensive so plan for that, possibly $150. For Sunday fashion, if you plan on shopping, budget $400-$600 for a new wardrobe (this option is generally only for Los Angeles and New York City). Paying for your instructor/coach's food or drinks is not required, but always highly appreciated.[TOP]
What should I wear for the infield portion of the bootcamp?