Want to know what it's like to train with Jake P., 1 on 1?
Here's a review from Tom, a student who recently took a personalized 1 on 1 training with my Los Angeles Head Coach, Jake P.:
"I had an 8 hours 1:1 coaching session with Jake P from UDS. Here is my experience.
The actual 1:1 was awesome. Jake P meet me at a restaurant in the evening. We got a booth. He gave me a little intro about himself and his method. He got to know me. I was amazed that he was genuinely interested. For one, he was looking to know me a bit to tell me how to introduce myself to girls. He also used my background to tell the girls about it and make me look good. And, he used it to get into my head to figure out my blocks.
Side note, he told me to use my edgy side, for example, how I rappelled off my office building and got in trouble for it. During a set, I told a girl about it. Her face was trying to stifle a yawn. By chance right after that, Jake turned from his girl to tell my girl the same story. Her eyes opened wide and glistened with the first sentence. She was totally amazed at what I had done this time. That was an interesting experience. More later, Jake explained the different reactions to me.
Back in the restaurant, we went on to practice openers and attraction material. I'm always nervous and stiff about this kind of practice. So, I'm grateful about anyone who doesn't give up on my reaction and works to get me better at delivery.
We went to sky bar. Sky bar turned out to be under construction. So, we decided to move on. On the way out, I saw an elegant woman by herself on a coach with a laptop. I decided canon ball into the cold water and open. I did the horse girl opener. Right after asking, if she liked horses. That was enough for her to launch into a long story about horses for her. I though I totally got my opener derailed. Jake later said that it was actually good for her to talk. Within a minute, she moved her clothing to suggest for me to sit down. I didn't know what had happened to me, because I expected a blow out. Jake P joined us.
He was right in the sets the whole evening. He was really great at that. He'd demo sets with me standing right next to him. I'd open sets with him right next to me. That way he could give me great feedback and help me out. I really want to underline how great it was to always have him right there and be able to direct me and give me feedback. That alone makes the 1:1 totally worth it.
Another thing that Jake is great with is pacing. Before the 1:1, I was scared about the intensity of 8 hours of pickup. Pickup has given me the worst head aches of my life from approach anxiety. Jake was really great with pacing everything. He was great with using different activities to avoid getting worn out.
So, we left the girl to move on to a bar. I froze up. The type of people in the bar, where simply the type of people that I never talk to and don't feel anything in common. Jake did a demo. He had me stand right next to him. In the beginning, he had told me that he only does demos for me and not for the girls or himself. So, I should always be right next to him to see and hear everything up close.
It was really refreshing to hear his way of talking with the girls. It was a totally different style from what I had experienced at previous training I have had with another company. Hearing variety is really good, because it gives one a better idea of how one's own personal style could fit in. The girls were interested in talking with him at length. They even said a few things to me, even though I was silent and frozen.
Jake asked me to open the next set. I couldn't. He took me to the side on a comfortable couch. He had me talk about what's going on in my head. It really felt like he was a lot of experience talking guys out of their approach anxiety. I got up and opened a girl.
I got up and opened the next girl (two set). While I opened one of them, the other got all interested in talking to me. Jake was there with me. He let me talk. When we randomly started talking at the same time, he let me proceed. He was really supportive the whole time. On an emotional level, it felt so good to be supported and cared for.
An accident happened. I had my hand out to hold the fingers of one girl and admire her finger nails. When I dropped my hand, she raised her other hand with a cigarette. The burning end of the cigarette got my hand. The red hot ashes sprayed and landed inside of the boot of the other girl. She couldn't get to them. She went to the bathroom. She came back reporting that she had burn blisters. I felt horrible, like ready to go home and cry. The girl with the cigarette started saying how it is all my fault. Jake immediately snapped at her, 'he's
my friend.' The tone was chilly cold like icicles. The girl swallowed and moved on to another topic. That was an experience alone. Later, I told Jake how I felt bad about it. He said that he thought it was hilarious. It's good to have people demo other options of how to feel about an event.
We did more sets. It was great to have him push me into sets and explain what had happened. There was one set that I had though went horrible. However, he thought it went awesome. I noticed a tendency that I often thought I was doing bad, when Jake thought I was doing great. That's something that no book can teach you. Only live 1:1 feedback of a master can.
So, this one set, a girl was standing at the bar, while her friend were seated. I opened her with horse girl and followed up with an attraction routine. I started with pointing my finger at her. She mimicked my finger with an astonished face. I said the first line. She turned to her friend to tell her friend, what I had just said. She turned back to me. I gave her the next sentence. She'd tell her friend. After a few sentences, she stopped telling her friend everything I said word for word. Instead, she kept asking me over and over 'are you for real?' That definitely wasn't how I expect openers to go.
However, Jake explained that the material was so good and so much better than the average girl that she was amazed. And, he said that she probably held me as the standard to when the next guy would approach her in a few weeks. I never thought that I could say something that would leave an impression on a girl. Especially, because it sounds like girls get hit on multiple times a day. To that, Jake said that I was spending too much time reading forums.
I think this gives you an idea of what goes on in the 1:1. At the end of the night, Jake gave me a debrief. He is a rare person that is really good at social situations and understanding people. He didn't just give me standard advice. He genuinely gave me insights about myself. He even went over time, and asked me repeatedly, if I had any
Jake is a rare coach. There are old coaches that have the experience, but are bored by ordinary students. There are new coaches that are really motivated, yet don't have the experience. Jake has both, he is really experienced not only in pickup but coaching and he was fully invested in figuring me out and getting me to be better.
The biggest value that I got from the 1:1 was to have live experience of seeing Jake P interact. It's valuable to have people to model. And, he helped change my perception on what was going on with me and sets. I would not have been able to figure that out with books or on my own."
Thanks for sharing with us, Tom!
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