"As a scientist, I loved SCARS because of the strong science base. Jerry is a brilliant guy and his principles are scientifically sound. The instructors were fantastic especially with all the one-on-one instruction. I was able to face my fears which I brought to the class. Number one fear being 'the fear of getting hit'. I did come out of this more confident from confronting those fears. We learned a hell of a lot more than any other system could have taught if they had us for 4 months let alone 4 days.
I was a high level martial artist in Kempo vis-a-vis Ed Parker. I've done some aikido, jiu jitsu, and SCARS is hands down the best system of fighting bar none. It creates such a thirst of knowledge you don't want it to end. I can appreciate now the subconscious component of the training, as various themes... have actually surfaced in my dreams where I happened to be in a threatening situation (i.e., gun holdup at the top of a flight of stairs) and calmly executed... techniques from the Camp to disarm the opponent without breaking a sweat!
In the dream (and thus on a very deep and unconscious level) I saw this threatening situation for what it was just a holdup and why worry... just MOVE! From a psychological/medical viewpoint, because these feelings were in a dream, that means that they're now at an unconscious level and not merely an intellectual one. Prior to the camp, even dreaming a situation like this would awaken me in a sweat... But since the Camp, I have confidence in my ability to protect myself and loved ones should the need arise. I thank you sincerely."