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The Tao of Badass…
You clicked on this review because you’ve heard about this dating product. Maybe you’ve seen an ad. Maybe you’ve seen Joshua Pellicer on TV.
Or maybe your best friend is one of the more than 100.000 men who purchased it.
Yes, 100.000. That’s an unbelievable number.
This number makes this product the most successful dating product of all time. Even though the name of the product reminds me of a karate movie and the name of the author is impossible to pronounce, this eBook has helped men all over the world to get girls.
Did you know that I’m one of these men?
I’m one of the 100.000 guys who bought this infamous eBook after my bootcamp with Sasha Daygame.
That was more than five years ago. Here’s what I’m going to do now:
Some of the experiences in my Tao of Badass review case study are from 2012 and beyond. Others are from the last two weeks after I read and tested it again.
Have a look at the results….
Who is Joshua Pellicer and Why Does He Have a Goldfish?
Before I’m going to share the results of my in field tests, I want to reveal who you’re dealing with.
“Who the hell is Joshua Pellicer?” I hear you asking.
Well, he’s the author of The Tao of Badass and he loves to talk about his goldfish. But that doesn’t mean that he’s legit. I mean, Jesus, a freaking goldfish? Are you kidding me!
I was convinced that he’s not a pickup artist but a scam artist. That’s why I did some research. As it turned out, I was completely wrong.
And in case you’re asking. I was talking about THE Tony Robbins.
Joshua Pellicer is not a scam artist and he’s more than a pickup artist. He’s an expert in psychology, neuro linguistic programming, and communication who has worked with some of the most famous people in the personal development and dating industry.
Even the freaking goldfish in the free video presentation makes sense once you purchase the product.
Is The Tao of Badass Just another Pandora’s Box?
That’s what I asked myself when I purchased the product a couple of years ago.
My hands were shaking when I copied and pasted the password that I got via email. I was about to log into the member’s area for the very first time. I was nervous as hell.
“Was this a mistake?”
“He talks about a goldfish…this must be a scam, or not?”
“Did I just buy the Pandora’s Box?”
You have to understand that I decided to buy the Tao of Badass after a $1500 bootcamp. I was broke. And now I bought this course.
I was scared that I was about to open Pandora’s Box number two.
Oh, in case you don’t know:
The Pandora’s Box is a famous dating product from Vin Di Carlo that sucks ass. It’s so bad that I promised myself to NEVER write a review about it. And because The Tao of Badass was even more popular, I was even more afraid to get scammed.
Then I saw what Joshua Pellicer’s clients said about him…
Eventually, I wanted to find out if Joshua's Pellicer's system is just an overhyped scam or the real deal…
DISCLAIMER: Why Feminists and SJW’s Hate The Tao of Badass
Sorry, but after testing the product, I have to make a disclaimer:
If you consider yourself a male feminist or a social justice warrior, you should NOT buy the Tao of Badass
I’m dead serious.
And no, I don’t say this because the product contains a step-by step system to attract and seduce innocent girls (how evil!).
I say it because the product is based on the belief that men and women are fundamentally different and that masculine and feminine gender roles are an important aspect of seduction. Even though scientific studies have proven these differences, feminists and SJW’s love to deny them.
Please only continue reading this Tao of Badass review if you are neither a male feminist nor a social justice warrior…
6 Principles of The Tao of Badass that I Implemented After My Bootcamp
In 2012 I was a bloody beginner.
I had just survived a pickup bootcamp and I was motivated to change my life. That’s why I decided to buy this dating product, even though I had less than $200 in my bank account.
Two weeks ago, I logged into my member’s area again.
I actually had to contact the support team because I had forgotten my password. But I haven’t forgotten the badass principles that eventually shaped my own seduction style.
1. The Tao of Badass Gender Roles Started This Blog (Seriously)
I already told you that feminists and SJW’s hate this eBook. This is why.
One of the reasons why I started the Global Seducer Community was because I believed (and still believe) that men and women are fundamentally different and that these differences should be cherished, not condemned.
Joshua Pellicer believes the same.
I live by the principles that he shares on page 15 of the Tao of Badass PDF eBook, which allowed me to seduce more than 30 beautiful girls.
2. I Turned My Negative Body Language Around
Thanks to the bootcamp with Sasha Daygame I wasn’t afraid to walk up to girls and to introduce myself. But my body language was weak.
“I destroyed your fear, but you have to work on yourself…”
These were the last words Sasha said to me.
I knew that my body language was one aspect I had to work on. That’s why I devoured everything from page 93 of the eBook.
And that’s why I watched part 3 of the 5-part Body Language Mastery bonus video course over and over again.
3. The 7 Subtle Mistakes Blew My Mind (And My D*ck)
Avoiding these mistakes turned the tables in so many of my interactions with women.
The mistakes that Joshua shares on page 137 are so common. I’m pretty sure you make at least one of them in EVERY interaction. Of course, I can’t share all of them here. Otherwise, Josh will sue my skinny ass.
But I guess it’s okay to share one.
Damn, too much positive body language. I displayed too much positive body language whenever I got a girl’s number. I also did it on dates.
I can’t even tell you how many times avoiding this mistake blew my mind and eventually another body part.
4. 10 Approaches and 5 Numbers Say Everything
Joshua Pellicer knows how to approach women. That’s for sure.
I used the advice he shares on page 77 so many times. I lost count. Even though I don’t agree 100% with his emphasis on demonstrating higher value, his advice works. It works especially well when you combine it with the advice from the chapter The System.
On page 49, Joshua shares his insights on how to be more congruent when approaching women.
After years of working as a dating coach, I can confidently say that congruency is one of the key factors of success with women.
5. I Finally Knew What to Text a Girl (And What Not)
One of the bonuses that you’ll get when you purchase The Tao of Badass contains banter lines.
In other words, you’ll get a cheat sheet with 36 banter lines (yes, I counted them).
Unfortunately, I’m a chimpanzee and used them while texting girls.
Anyway, they work, even though it was never Joshua’s intention to use them as text messages…and even though there’s a way better product for texting girls.
6. Friend Zone isn’t an Option Anymore
Do you hate ending up in the friend zone?
Stupid question, I know. Sorry for that.
But hey, NOT ending up in the friend zone is one of the biggest challenges for aspiring seducers. It was a challenge for me for many, many years…until I learned to make the friend zone my bitch.
Here’s an excerpt of the Friend Zone bonus eBook:
I agree with Josh on that. And I also agree with the advice on how to get out of the friend zone (and on how to avoid it in the first place). It’s all in the bonus eBook.
In Field: 5 Times I Put The Tao of Badass System to the Test
It’s one thing to share the principles that influenced my seduction style.
It’s another thing to share my own experiments, failures, and successes while putting the Tao of Badass system to the test. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do now.
Yes, I went infield to test Joshua’s advice.
Most of the techniques I tested with random girls are from The Tao of Badass Ultimate Package 5-part video series. Others are key points from the eBook.
1. I Walked Like Joshua Pellicer and Here’s What Happened
In one of the videos of the ultimate package 5-part video series Joshua talks about the badass walk.
But he doesn’t just talk about it. He walks the walk…literally. He shows you how he walks up to women and explains why it works. He looks a bit dorky in the video. And one of my female friends laughed when I tried it for the first time.
But his badass walk works.
For the past two weeks I tried to walk like him whenever I see a beautiful girl. I already feel like his identical twin. And more than one girl I walked past gazed after me.
2. I Reduced My Rejection Rate Significantly (Thanks Qualification!)
In this video, Joshua talks about the transition phase between using bantering to demonstrate higher value and qualifying yourself.
Before I read the Tao of Badass, I always looked at qualifying as something that women do during an interaction with you, not as something that men do. Now I also know the other side.
In the video, Joshua describes it as “such a minor shift that can be so subtle and fast that it can take less than 20 or 10 seconds.”
He says this at minute 0:28 of the 10:08-minute Qualifying: In Depth video.
I followed his advice and as a result, my rejection rate went down. You’ll also get less rejected once women consider you a serious, high-value partner.
3. Rapport is a Powerful Tool but Only After…
“Rapport is a waste of time!”
That’s what I thought before I read the Tao of Badass PDF. I always considered it as a complete waste of time. Heck, that’s why one of the only guest posts I ever published is about building rapport.
I didn’t even want to write an article about it.
Now that I’ve read page 62-72 of the eBook and watched the Build Deep Rapport video, I know that I did it all wrong.
I always tried to build rapport BEFORE the attraction phase. Thanks to Josh, I now do it AFTER the attraction phase. He shows you how to do that in chapter 4.
4. Creating Love the Badass Way Worked with My Girlfriend
Here’s an excerpt from chapter 8 of the Tao of Badass PDF:
“A process you can control…”
That’s what Joshua calls love. As someone who is in love with an amazing woman, I should be offended. But I’m not. I’m not offended because I know that it’s true.
You can control love.
I did it with my girlfriend (sorry, honey) and on page 123, Joshua shows you how.
5. The Tao of Badass Kiss Made Her Do Something Crazy
The 10:42-minute video about sexual escalation is one of the shortest videos that you get when you buy the product.
It’s also one of the best.
I remember how I kissed a girl after throwing all kinds of clues, hints, and signs around me that I learned in this short video. When I went for the kiss, she moaned and grabbed my head. It took only seconds for her to climb on top of me.
I guess that was a success.
Should I Buy the Tao of Badass? Here’s What You’ll Get
Well, you’ll know the answer after you’ve read this The Ta of Badass review.
For now, I want to show you what you’ll get (in case you buy it). But please don’t tell Joshua about it. I don’t want to get into trouble for sharing too much with you.
Here’s everything you can download, read, listen to, and watch:
- The main eBook
- The audiobook
- The Tao of Badass Ultimate Package 5-part video series (6 hours of additional comments)
- Subliminal Confidence Mp3s
- Banter Lines Cheat Sheet (word for word proven lines)
- Attraction Flowchart
- The Badass Texting Bonus eBook
- The Cheat Proof Yourself Report Bonus Chapter
- The Dating Multiples Report Bonus Chapter (Monogamy vs Polygamy)
- Escaping the Friend zone Report Bonus Chapter
- The Guide to Breaking up Report Bonus Chapter (Breaking Up Like a Man)
- Module One of Hacking Attraction (5-part video series)
- 5-Week Intensive Boy Language Mastery Course
Yep, that’s a lot of stuff. Since the initial release in January 2011, the product has been updated and relaunched. If you buy it today, you’ll get way more bonuses than anyone who bought it in the past.
Here’s what you’ll get…
Read The Tao of Badass eBook
Initially, the product consisted of a 150-page eBook and a few bonuses. Nowadays, there’s a video course and dozens of additional bonuses.
But that doesn’t change anything about the fact that the PDF eBook contains valuable advice on confidence, approaching, shit tests, reading body language, and so much more.
Download the Tao of Badass Audiobook
The audiobook is the narrated version of the eBook. What a surprise, huh?
Well, there is a surprise.
Joshua included a 31-minute bonus audio file in which he talks more about confidence, controlling your emotions, and how to avoid being a doormat for women.
Watch the Tao of Badass Ultimate Package Video Series
The ultimate package video series contains 5 videos.
Each of them is 9-15 minutes long. And each of them teaches one principle of Joshua Pellicer’s system in a more detailed and practical way.
The videos contain a lot of additional tips.
But I think I don’t have to dive into every single video because I shared most of them in my Tao of Badass review case study aka my infield tests.
40 Minutes of Subliminal Confidence Have an Effect
I won’t claim that this bonus audio file has the power to solve all your confidence issues. It doesn’t.
I do say, however, that listening to the 4 audio tracks (each 10 minutes) can and will push you in the right direction. It had an effect on my confidence, but not a significant one. Yes, I admit that. But that’s only because I spent years on becoming more confident.
During this time I discovered that Hypnotica’s Collection of Confidence is the best product to improve your self-confidence.
But the 4 tracks of Subliminal Confidence are definitely a good start.
Keep the Banter Lines Cheat Sheet in Your Pocket
I already told you about the Banter Lines Cheat Sheet and how I used it for texting…which was kind of stupid.
Joshua gives you banter lines for the following situations:
I had a look at every single line.
Some of them are good. Others are awful. In case you buy the Tao of Badass, you’ll see what I mean.
Don’t Get Confused by the Attraction Flowchart
I really don’t know what to say about the Attraction Flowchart.
Nerds with a degree in math will love it.
Everyone who doesn’t consider Stephen Hawkins and Albert Einstein their role models will look at it and exhale with a soft “WTF”.
It’s nice to remember the different scenarios, but I doubt that it’s useful in field. Unless your brain works like a quad core processor, you can skip this bonus.
Use the Never Get Cheated on Bonus eBook from the Start
But don’t skip this bonus.
It doesn’t hurt to read this 14-page eBook BEFORE you start a relationship with a girl you seduced with The Tao of Badass system…at least if you don’t want to end up on To Catch a Cheater.
P.S. In the free video presentation this bonus is called Cheat Proof, but it’s actually called Never Get Cheated On. Don’t ask me why.
The Monogamy vs. Polygamy Bonus eBook is ONLY for the Open-Minded
There’s a 50% chance that you don’t give a flying you know what about this book. But there’s also a 50% chance that you’re really interested in this 12-page eBook.
It depends on how open-minded you are.
I let you decide.
THIS is the eBook You can Use to Escape the Friend Zone
I already told you that the advice in this bonus PDF is pretty good for everyone who hates the friend zone (who doesn’t?).
The 12 pages don’t contain that much advice. But it’s enough to stay away from the deadliest (and driest) zone in the world.
The Breaking Up Like a Man Bonus eBook Could Have Saved Me
Maybe this book would have helped me when I broke up with my ex-girlfriend. I don’t know.
In this 16-page bonus eBook, Joshua covers more than I expected. He talks about the do’s and don’ts when breaking up, about handling a divorce, and about how everything is linked to his previous career.
It’s an interesting read.
You might need it in the near future when you can’t choose between Jessica, Laura, and Julie.
The Hacking Attraction Video Course Made Me a Better Man
The information in this 4-part seminar is pure personal development and inner game at its finest.
In this seminar, Joshua reveals all kinds of tips, techniques, and advice on how to become more confident, a better man, better at communicating and a better lover. He mixes theoretical charts with his personal experiences.
In my opinion, this online seminar alone is worth the price of the product.
Discussing every session in detail would turn this The Tao of Badass review into a 300-page book. Believe me, you don’t want that.
I think it’s better if I share screenshots of each session. Look at the pictures and you’ll see that each seminar is way longer than one hour.
Hacking Yourself Session 1
Hacking Yourself Session 2
Hacking Yourself Session 3
Hacking Yourself Session 4
The Body Language Mastery Course is Already Worth the Price
This is another bonus you’ll get when you buy The Tao of Badass and I’m still not sure if I love it or hate it.
I really don’t know what Joshua Pellicer thought when he designed this 5-part bonus video course. I mean, the material is really good. Seriously, it is.
But the presentation sucks.
The design and the formatting of the slides is a disaster and the spelling mistakes made me cringe…and I’m not even a native speaker.
I don’t know if Joshua smoked weed before he made this video series. All I know is that he didn’t smoke anything when he wrote the advice down because it’s really good…
Body Language Mastery Course: Week 1 – Eye Contact
“89 minutes about eye contact? Are you serious?”
That’s what I thought to myself when I clicked on the video. Then I started watching. At the end of the first video, I knew more about eye contact than an oculist.
Body Language Mastery Course: Week 2 – Touch
Ohhh, I love this video.
Yeah, the slides look crappy (as you can see above), but his advice on touching is spot on. He breaks everything down in detail. To be honest, it’s the best step-by-step video guide on touching I’ve ever come across.
And you can download an additional PDF with a guide to recap everything.
Body Language Mastery Course: Week 3 – Negative Body Language
I loved the video guide on touching, but I can’t say the same about the guide on negative body language.
It’s way too technical and confusing.
“Take two steps away…come back…smile…walk one step…”
I didn’t like it.
But maybe you’re different. Maybe you’ll love it. In case you decide to buy The Tao of Badass, you can share your opinion in the comments below. I’d love to hear it.
Body Language Mastery Course: Week 4 – Psychological Space
This video is almost two hours long and I loved every minute of it.
I study psychology for years. I even took psychology classes for my master’s degree. I know one or two things about psychology and I can honestly say that Joshua knows what he’s talking about.
In this video Joshua shares some deep stuff.
Body Language Mastery Course: Week 5 – Dominant Body Language
The book contains a chapter on reading body language and there’s already a video on The Badass Walk.
“Is another video on body language really necessary?” I asked myself.
Yes because this video offers great advice!
In this video, Joshua Pellicer addresses so many different situations and so many tiny (but powerful) details. It’s a perfect manual for improving your body language.
I was impressed.
9 Secrets Revealed: The Tao of Badass Q&A
Now you know what you’ll get and that I was impressed with the last bonus video of the Body Language Mastery Course.
So…that’s the end of this The Tao of Badass review.
Just kidding! I know that you want to know more.
These are all questions that deserve an answer…
1. How Much is The Tao of Badass?
What Does the Tao of Badass Cost?
The product (with all the free bonuses) sells for $67.
It’s not the cheapest dating product. But it’s definitely one of the most valuable ones. Heck, the video seminars alone are worth the price.
I bought it for $67 and it was totally worth it.
Other sites offer it for $47.
I contacted Joshua Pellicer and asked him for an exclusive discount.
His answer shocked me…
2. Can I Get a discount on The Tao of Badass?
“Sebastian” he said. “There is no exclusive discount.”
He then continued:
“The Tao of Badass is NOT offered with any discount. All the sites that offer a 30% discount are using outdated links that don’t work anymore or offer ONLY the audiobook while claiming that the customers get the whole product. We are already taking legal steps.”
Wow…I didn’t expect that.
You’ll find a lot of ads on the internet that offer the product for $47 or even $37. Heck some of these ads claim that you’ll get an 85% discount.
Lies, lies…all lies!
I talked to the support team AND to Joshua Pellicer.
There is currently NO discount.
Please don’t fall for these scammers. Some of those sites will link to the correct presentation video that allows you to order for the regular price (even though a discount is advertised). Other sites link to a fake checkout page. Avoid these sites at all costs!
If there will be a discount in the future, I’m the first to let you know.
3. Is the Tao of Badass Any Good or a Scam?
I think my review case study showed that it’s an amazing product.
It’s definitely not a scam.
You get everything that’s advertised and some of the bonus videos contain more content and advice than other dating products.
Most videos are presented by Joshua Pellicer himself.
4. Are There Other Books Like The Tao of Badass?
Now that I think about it, there’s one similar product:
That’s the only product that’s comparable. But it doesn’t contain as many valuable bonuses as Joshua Pellicer’s system. And it for sure doesn’t offer that much personal development and inner game advice.
The Tao of Badass is the best dating product for beginners (more on that in a second).
5. Can I Buy The Tao of Badass in Stores, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon?
If you are looking for the Tao of Badass book for sale, you have to know this:
“Where can I buy the Tao of Badass eBook?”
It’s ONLY available online and the links and buttons in this review will lead you directly to the free presentation video.
6. Do I Have any Risk When I Buy The Tao of Badass?
Because you can NOT buy it in stores, at Barnes and Noble or on Amazon, you have the privilege of a 60-day money-back guarantee.
You can test the product for 60 days and in case you are not satisfied with the product, Joshua will refund all your money. 100%. No questions asked.
You have nothing to lose.
7. How to Download the Tao of Badass eBook?
You can download the eBook, the bonus eBooks, the audio files and all the videos in the member’s area.
Of course, you can also read, watch, and listen to everything in the member’s area. You don’t have to download anything. But you can.
8. Do I Get the eBook in epub, Mobi or PDF?
All the eBooks are in PDF format.
However, you can easily convert the files into epub or Mobi files to read the on your kindle. Just type “convert PDF to epub/Mobi for free” into Google.
There are dozens of free services you can choose from. It only takes a couple of seconds.
9. What Do PUA Forum Members Say About the Tao of Badass?
I was surprised when I looked at the feedback in forums
It’s rare to review a dating product that gets so much positive feedback on public forums. Apparently, a lot of guys believe in the Tao of Badass more than in 99% of all other dating products.
Here’s another guy who claims that it’s the best dating product out there.
The next guy regrets that he didn’t read the book sooner.
And this satisfied customer nails it down to an essence.
Honest Review Result: Does the Tao of Badass Really Work?
The Tao of Badass works. Period.
The main eBook is only 10% of what you get when you buy the product. The combination of the eBook, the bonus books, the video seminars, the webinars, and the audio files give you everything you need to become a successful seducer.
Increasing your self-confidence, approaching, shit tests, improving your body language, reading body language, creating love, mistakes to avoid, qualifying, attractive walking, sexual escalation, demonstrating high value, building rapport, avoiding the friend zone, breaking up with a girl, preventing cheating, polygamous relationships, bantering, creating attraction, personal development, inner game, eye contact, touching, female psychology and texting.
Shit, I totally forgot to mention the Badass Texting bonus eBook.
There you go. Another free bonus.
This product contains EVERYTHING you need to know about seducing women. I can’t think of anything that’s missing. Let me know in the comments below if you can think of anything.
Heck, even though the original idea was to design a product for bars and clubs (Joshua told me that), the techniques work in malls, on the street, and at any other place.
I know it because I tested them.
If you are willing to leave your comfort zone and to take action, this product will make you a better seducer. You have my word.
My Tao of Badass Review Led to These PROS
My Tao of Badass Review Led to These CONS
- Joshua Pellicer could have used more practical examples
- Lack of other conversation techniques apart from bantering
- No real advice on how to start a conversation
- The price of $67 is comparatively high and there is NO discount
- The idea to instantly judge someone’s value is misleading
- Crappy and amateurish design of the Body Language Mastery Course
- The Bonus Webinar in the Body Language Mastery Course is just a sales pitch
Try What Changed the Lives of More than 100.000 Men
Yes, The Tao of Badass has been hyped as the Holy Grail. But it’s not overhyped.
After buying, testing, and reviewing Joshua Pellicer’s flagship product, I have to admit something that I thought I would never admit:
I can no longer recommend The Female Mind Control System as the best dating product for beginners because there’s a new king on the throne.
The new king is called The Tao of Badass.
Then this is THE BEST investment you can possibly make because it’s THE ONLY dating product that offers an all-in-one solution for aspiring seducers.
Joshua Pellicer already gave more than 100.000 men the beliefs, tools, and techniques to prove the ones who once called them losers wrong…
...and to make their friends envious with the beautiful girls they can now attract.
It’s up to you if you want to be next.