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What is Inner Circle Martial Arts Productions ...

 

Inner Circle productions is the company that I run (personally) which sells the materials I have produced ... the function if Inner Circle materials are teach martial arts Principles ... Please note the word PRINCIPLES because we work hard to teach you more than just hit here or kick there ...

We TRY hard to teach you WHY things work so that you can take that knowledge into what ever you do now ...

None of this material that tries to get you to convert to QLK or change styles .. instead it teaches the principles and facts that you can use to enhance what style you already do! believe me This stuff is the real deal and the facts are legitimate (which you can check up on) and it is deadly stuff!

 

FYI

Inner Circle is NOT part of the QLK system ... Students don't have to buy a single thing from Inner Circle to belong to or train QLK... [many QLK students don't even know that Inner Circle exists] ...

The purpose of Inner Circle is to (obviously) make money - but ONLY to:

1) Support continuing the business - costs, equipment

and

2) fund Quan Li' Kan ... I use the money to buy equipment for the style, sponsor Seminars and also to give Scholarships for QLK Students - to the best that that Inner Circle can afford - which obviously varies from time to time ...

Thus it is NOT about selling .. it is about education. Inner Circle is a learning resource for those that want to learn - to teach the SCIENCE behind true marital arts

 

additional.. books and DVDs to be used as advanced teaching tools for QLK students [No QLK students are not Required to buy them]

 

Now frankly with of all the nonsense you have to do to create a "nonprofit" organization and for as small a company as Inner Circle is ... it is far easier to keep it under my name, pay taxes and just do what needs to be done ... so that is the way I do things ... I just keep the money totally separate and use it only for Inner Circle and QLK expenses.

 

But why spend the money on QLK ... well because we have always believed that the ability to train should not be limited to "IF you can afford it" status

.... and we have always tried to SHARE information ...

..... ............ thus our FREE seminars .. the materials we provide for students that can not afford it and the efforts that we put into the materials we sell

 

Thus Inner Circle is a way to share information and to generate some money to user to support the QLK style ...

[ believe me it costs more than I ever imagined it would - but then we have done far more than I ever expected it would either ... so I am NOT complaining ....

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NOW about Inner Circle MATERIAL

Mostly Inner Circle material is designed to appeals to senior students and black belts - of all styles ...

This is not meant to be a put down but many younger belts are more interested in being tough or the latest fad.

 

 

What we do is down right nasty / deadly (meaning the techniques are designed to maim, kills or incapacitate your opponent - permanently) as it is a martial art and not a sport. What Inner Circle teaches are not nice techniques but they are scientifically based ... [and based on real Martial arts techniques not nonsense stuff like just hit them in the eyes or groin.]

When I started Inner Circle I had taken my first book to the usually producers ... they all told me I had to tone the material down ... that I could talk about the subjects in general but I couldn't give the details that I did ... and that I should also spilt the books into several volumes ... I could sell more copies that way and "make more money".

The problems is that ... money only concept doesn't sit well with me ... I guess I am still of the generation that believes you should get real value for your money ... and I also believe that Adults should be able to find out the real details ... SO I decided to self publish my books ... well booklets ...

however when I did I also found out that kids (and those interested in the fad of the month) weren't attracted to my booklets ... and the less color the booklet had on the color the less these types paid attention to them ... at that point MOST people would have gone to full color productions ... however I realized I really didn't want this crowd to buy my stuff anyway ... so instead I toned down the colors even more ...

Thus the materials have the typical feel of a home producer ... but one thing else is VERY evident from the comments I have gotten over the years (I started this in 1991) .. and that is almost everyone who contacted me has appreciated the quality and quantity of the information found each production ...  

[ok I admit that I have gotten comments from kids pissed off that I won't sell them the Dim mak book because they are underage ... but to me that just proves the point why I should not ... and I have  gotten some criticism on the web from people who want to believe in TCM - and want to discount Western Medicine but they can't prove their case and I do supply references to prove my point]

The point is that to me .... the nice comments I have gotten stating that my material is their main reference material (some people even wear out the books and bought replacements years after they bought the first book) ... has meant that I have actually accomplished what I really wanted to ... to offer a resource for adults that really want to know the truth and thus further their martial arts ... that is worth more to me - personally - than any check a publisher could offer me ...

 

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