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    Easey Jack is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by senorchupacabra View Post
    Anyhow, I have a wife and two kids and a full-time job that doesn't pay me like I have a wife and two kids and an interest in traveling the country to learn the finer aspects of BW training. That's why someone like me would be interested in a book from someone like you. Presumably, the book would be a fraction of the cost of the air-fare/gas/lodging that it would take to get me to attend a seminar. This is important, because my children have expensive tastes, and my wife probably wouldn't see the value in her husband spending hundreds of dollars and being gone for several days because he wants to improve his human flag (a pursuit in and of itself she doesn't completely understand). And, because I would pay for it, it wouldn't be a "hand-out" and I would perhaps even earn my right to complain--or not--about it.
    Senorchupacabra, you really don't need to defend yourself, in my opinion. Whether or not Jim sees your points has nothing to do with the fact that, if I'm being honest, they were right on the money. If I'd caught this thread earlier I would've said much the same as you did. And frankly the argument "surely if people want to pay for a book, they can pay to come to a seminar" is a pretty dumb one. I can think of several seminars I'd like to go to, but books are a lot cheaper, less hassle, less time-draining and in many ways more permanent.

    And fatman is right too, I'm sure very few of these fitness pros make much much money. That's certainly true in bodybuilding. The money is made by the people who throw out the supplements. I heard the Twinlab guy had a $24 million house somewhere. You can bet the bodybuilder on the can was living out of a rented apartment!
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    Jim, thanks for taking the time to post. I've followed your website for years despite being completely hopeless at bodyweight and gymnastic skills myself, and I love seeing your videos and your progress. And I remember a post from last year where you conceded that you'd been wrong on a few things with learning the handstand - that takes guts and, hopefully without sounding cliched now by the end of this topic, integrity. Keep on doing what you're doing, Jim.

    And to this:
    Quote Originally Posted by JimBathurst View Post
    There's no shortage of mediocre fitness professionals churning out crappy, over-hyped products. I didn't need to add to the pile. ... Instead of putting something out there that was ill-formed, I've spent the last several years in the trenches, working my tail off. I've been improving my knowledge and refining my techniques.
    I could not agree more.

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    JimBathurst is offline Senior Member
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    Thanks for all the replies. I would certainly like to produce a book and DVD, I just wanted to do it on my own terms - not simply because I had a wave of attention.

    I can understand the appeal of a book over a seminar, and vice versa. I can guarantee that I have a lot more to offer, and will be in this game for quite some time.

    All the best to everyone with their training,

    Jim

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    JasonL.Ac. is offline Senior Member
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    Thanks for replying Jim, its an honor to have you on the board. Thank you for your website, articles, videos, etc. I very much appreciate all the work you've done, and all the free resources and help you've provided over the years. The hand-balancing material you've posted has really been phenomenal; eventually I want to put serious time into trying to develop a one arm handstand.

    Your wide skill set is inspirational, and you're training ideas are practical and useful. To add to what some others have said, I also appreciate the classy way you've conducted yourself on here, and the integrity you have always shown. Any book or dvd you come out with I will instantly purchase, and I hope to make it to one of your seminars one of these days.
    Jason Ginsberg, RKC2, LAc
    [url]http://www.dragondoor.com/instructor/1706[/url]

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    BJones RKC is offline Senior Member
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    Jim
    Good to "see" you here and glad you are doing well

    Brett

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