A message from Ed Kennedy
I’m on a mission to set a million men free from their fears. It’s my mission because the first man I liberated was myself.
This is me in 2013. From the outside looking in I had the perfect life of a 24 year old. But there was a reality beneath the perfect picture.
#1 Picture Perfect: Earning $150,000/year as a sales rep.
Reality: I was overworked, unfulfilled and insecure about my skills and income.
#2 Picture Perfect: Married to the “woman of my dreams”.
Reality: I was bitter and resentful toward her. There was no passion, stale sex and zero fun.
#3 Picture Perfect: I was a father to a beautiful boy.
Reality: Being a dad felt like a burden.
#4 Picture Perfect: A life full of people that loved and cared about me.
Reality: I felt isolated, alone and empty inside.
I was a FRAUD…
I HATED myself…
I was RESENTFUL…
I BLAMED everyone!
I was restless, irritable and discontent. I had no inner peace. I was in desperate need of help, but I was too proud, arrogant, and afraid to admit there was anything wrong. So, I tore it all down and caused tremendous harm in the process.
Isolation: I avoided friends that cared about me because I knew they would see I wasn’t well.
Substance Abuse: I started drinking every day. Two 40 oz cans of Fosters did the trick.
Bad Habits: I stopped exercising or taking care of my body. I gained 40 lbs.
Neglectful: I stopped playing with my son. He became a nuisance in my life.
Disloyal: I slept with another woman. I cheated on my wife; a woman I had promised to protect and provide for.
I threw a hand grenade into my life
I destroyed my wife’s sense of stability and security. I did the worst thing a man can do to a woman and lied about it. She caught me in my lies and just as soon as I admitted to cheating, I blamed her for it. I broke her heart.
I had self-destructed and I had brought everyone down with me
I confused my 3-year-old son when I packed up a U-Haul one Saturday and moved down the street into a house full of strangers. He said, “Daddy don’t leave.” I told him “This is better for all of us.” But, what I actually felt was “this is better for me.”
The downward cycle continued into darkness. Once I separated from my wife, I started filling the gaping hole in my heart with anything I could get my hands on. I used drugs, sex and booze to numb the pain and escape my life.
I told everyone “I just wanted to be free again.” I wanted freedom from the life I had once said I wanted; free from the life I had designed and work so hard for; the life that my wife and son were relying on. This only made me hate myself more.
And the more I hated myself, the more I isolated myself. I had cut myself off from the world because I didn’t want anyone to see how bad it had gotten.
I was drinking every single day.
Every time I drank, I got angry when it revealed my sadness.
I got into full blown fist fights with friends.
I became “that guy” at house parties and bars.
Sloppy drunk, hitting on any woman with a pulse.
I was repulsive.
I tried to clean my appearance up enough so that women would go out with me. Most women saw right through my “single dad with a good job” bullshit. But not all of them. I slept with several women that would let me. Some of them were just as worse of as me.
The entire time while I was out partying and sleeping around, I was an absent father. When my son came over I just tried to get him to bed as fast as possible. I did the bare minimum to be a “good dad” so I would have something to say the women I was trying to fuck.
I needed to keep fooling myself that I was doing a good job. But, deep down I knew I wasn’t, and my son was feeling it too.
I resented my wife and blamed her for putting me in this situation even though I was the one who cheated. I fought with her at every opportunity, especially when it came to child support payments, alimony payments, and custody.
I was doing everything I could to AVOID RESPONSIBILITY and I would fight with anyone who suggested this was my fault. It was always someone else’s fault. I blamed everyone and everything but myself.
I had become a shadow of my former self. The darkness was consuming me. If I would have gone much further, I would have probably gotten a DUI or worse, I would have started contemplating suicide and possibly acted on it.
Does this sound familiar?
I know there is a desperate need for men to gather together. Men need a space where they can admit they’re not perfect and can learn the techniques and tools to live a honorable, fulfilling lives.
There are very few good places for men to grow and learn from one another!
If I could have attended the Warrior’s Weekend when I was in the depths of my self hatred I would have gotten out of that situation much faster and I would have caused much less damage.
That is what we do at the Warrior’s Weekend. We face our fears, bad habits, past mistakes with honor and humility. Men find self-forgiveness, self-love, and courage to move forward to make their lives better. This deep work makes men take more risk, clean up their act, and start producing ridiculous results in their lives.
If you know this is what you need right now, stop reading and sign up for the next Warrior’s Weekend, NOW before we sell out (spots are limited).
FROM EMPTINESS TO EVERYTHING
The past several years took me from emptiness to complete fulfillment. I was literally saved from my own personal hell by the men and women that cared about me. I learned techniques, tools, and habits that made producing results naturally.
My ego was bankrupt and I surrendered my life to a purpose bigger than my small, self-pity. As a result, I achieved levels of inner peace I NEVER thought possible and I have brought this message to thousands of people since then.
As a byproduct, I produced some CRAZY results in my life:
I increased my income from $150,000 to $463,000!
(Here is a picture of my 2018 Tax Return Summary)
I secured a job that gave me FREEDOM to do what I wanted how I wanted!
(Here is a picture of me receiving an industry award for top 40 professionals under 40)
I lost over 35 lbs. and I’m in the BEST shape of my life!
(Here is a photo of me after 1 year of plant-based fitness regime)
I met and fell in love with the WOMAN OF MY DREAMS!
(Here is a picture of Morgan and I after I asked her to marry me)
These results are a by product of the deep work I have done!
These results are possible for YOU if you are willing to consistently do the following:
Release toxic emotions like resentment, anger and regret
Learn humility and patience
Transcend selfish and self centered behavior
Practice discipline daily
Develop emotional, physical, and spiritual fitness
These are simple concepts that can be very challenging to apply. This is because as men, we have developed some seriously bad habits. We live in our primal fight-or-flight response system more than we need to. We numb out our emotions with drugs, alcohol or sex. We blame others for our problems instead of taking responsibility.
To make matters worse, we have adopted a narrow definition of what is acceptable behavior as a man which has limited our ability to get through challenging times. We have blindly bought into the idea that a) real men don’t cry b) that we need to project a stoic image of strength c) that we need to make a lot of money in order to have any value. All Bullshit, bullshit, BULLSHIT!
At the Warriors Weekend you have the opportunity to shed your suit and do the deep work to become the man you were meant to be! You will liberate yourself from your own bad habits and false ideas about what kind of man you were supposed to be.
If you do this, you will live in alignment with universal truths known for thousands of years as Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, who said:
He who does not resist, none in the world resists him.
So my invitation to YOU is to jump in and purchase your ticket for the Warrior’s Weekend and discover what you’re really made of!
Benefits of the Warrior’s Weekend
Men who have attended the Warrior’s Weekend have reported the following results
Significant increase in income (50% to 200%)
Ability to navigate intimate relationships successfully without losing themselves or disrespecting their partners
Improved well-being by taking care of their mind, body, and spirit
Courage to take risks and go for the life they truly want
Clarity on important decisions they face in their lives
Peace of Mind
Inner peace and acceptance of themselves
The Warrior’s Weekend is your opportunity to shed your suit and get real about how your life is going and what needs to change to live the life you’ve always wanted. With a team of other men, you will engage in over a dozen exercises carefully designed to bring about the true warrior.
Don’t just take my word for it.
Hear from men who have come before you!
“I didn't want to be scared anymore; scared of failure; of success; scared of being alone. All of that diminished here and became a new man.”
-Jose, Financial Advisor
“I learned that being a man doesn't have to be defined in a particular way, that it has infinite ways of how it can be defined.”
“Life will be clear from now on. I now know the exact path and the actions I need to take to have the life of my dreams. That was not present before the Warriors Weekend.”
“I experienced a beautiful support of men taking care of each other, something I find to be rarely seen”
-Brant, Lighting Gaffer
“One of my favorite moments was when I learned how to clear myself of my aggression. That was extremely powerful for me.”
-Adrian, Radar Technician
“At the Warriors Weekend I allowed my own vulnerability to open up and speak my own personal truths”
-Joey, Wim Hoff Trainer
“I experienced masterful teachers. Ed’s design was masterful. And the teacher’s you relied on were masterful.”
-Jon, English Teacher
“DEFINITELY DO THE WARRIORS WEEKEND! It's going to make a huge difference. You're not going to recognize yourself.”
-Richard, Investment Banker
“If you're interested in coming, if you're on the fence, I would highly recommend you come now!”
-Eddie, Music Producer
Location and Logistics
Dates and Times
The next Warrior’s Weekend is October 18, 19, 20 2019
The Warrior’s Weekend takes place over three days and two nights. Men arrive Friday evening and depart Sunday evening.
Friday arrival window: 3:00PM to 6:30PM
Sunday departure: 5:30PM
The location of the Warrior’s Weekend is a 15-acre property in Joshua Tree which includes all the accommodation and facilities necessary to pull off a fantastic weekend.
The property is conveniently located off Twenty-Nine Palms highway, the main road that cuts through Joshua Tree.
An open site on the property will be provided if you want to choose the “Camp Site” option and bring your own tent. Men who purchase Shared Room or Single Room accommodations will sleep in a bed in the 5-bedroom house located at the center of the property.
What’s included in the Warrior’s Weekend?
Your ticket for the Warrior’s Weekend includes
Meals and Accommodations:
One of three accommodation type (camp site, shared room, or single room) based on your ticket type
Exercises and Ceremonies
The Warrior’s Weekend includes over a dozen unique and potent exercises, workshops, and ceremonies to develop your mental, physical, and emotional resilience including:
Kambo Warrior Cleanse by Tao Te Kambo
Wimhoff Breathwork Technique workshop by Joey Hauss
Cold Immersion Therapy exercise by Joey Hauss
Live Music & DJ Performance by Eddie Grey
Hape Tobacco Ceremony
“LifeLine Design” Workshop by Ed Kennedy
“Men as Medicine” Workshop by Ed Kennedy
Evening Fire Circle exercises each night
Archery & Weapons Training by Alex Beguin
BONUS OFFER IF YOU BUY TICKETS NOW!
If you purchase an early-bird ticket you will receive a FREE 1-on-1 coaching session with Ed Kennedy
(that’s a $300 value!)
You will get a 1-hour call just for you to create clarity, power, and committed action in your life RIGHT NOW!
What does it mean to be a warrior?
The Warrior’s Weekend is about you becoming a Warrior in your own life. Neither a benign citizen or a mindless foot solider, a Warrior is a person who harnesses his entire being to participate in his life fully. He offers himself to his life completely without reservation but also without desperation.
The Warrior’s Weekend is about you tapping into your authentic power rather than using force or manipulation. After the Warrior’s Weekend you will create incredible results as a symptom of your connection to your warrior spirit, rather than learning some new tips or tricks to get what you want.
You are going to become a dynamic man. You will become a man that can both “go with the flow” AND direct the flow of life for the good of yourself and others. You will find yourself more relaxed in situations which previously made you anxious. You will trust yourself and therefore be able to trust others.
To become a Warrior, you must confront where you have been anything but a Warrior. At the Warrior’s Weekend you will face all the areas of your life, past and present, where you have been:
The Coward – unwilling to endure unpleasant or uncomfortable situations
The Arrogant - feeding your ego’s sense of self-importance
The Manipulator – getting what you want without moral principles
The Vindictive – punishing others for their perceived mistakes
The Sloth – unwillingness to develop discipline or implement rigor in your life
And many more…
Masculine strength is a practice developed by a warrior. Deep down, you know a warrior lies within you. If you are willing to do this deep work, which many men are NOT willing to even consider, you are ALREADY becoming a Warrior in your life.
Attending the Warrior’s Weekend is a courageous act because you will need to go DEEP into the parts of yourself you do not like, you are not proud of, and that are hurting yourself and others and TRANSFORM them into powerful forces for good in your life and those around you.
My personal definition of a warrior is a person who is willing to engage in the struggle or conflict they experience in life and to do so with courage!
Too many men are squandering their talents on meaningless bullshit that is not making them happy.
They will lie on their death bed with regrets. Becoming a Warrior may require you to make radical changes in your lifestyle, your career, your relationships, your health, and your view of others. This is a radical realignment of your entire identity to your true and authentic self. Any man can do this who is willing to be honest and willing to be shaped by other men.
YOU can do this if you are willing to be honest, willing to be shaped by other men and willing to be uncomfortable. And let me tell you it is TOTALLY worth it. When you are living your life as a Warrior you experience TOTAL FREEDOM and FULFILLMENT because you are not living with regret. You have cleared up any bullshit from your past, you’re owning your bad habits and developing your best traits. You will start to LOVE, RESEPECT, and ADMIRE yourself! Imagine that!!!
So take your first step to becoming a Warrior by purchasing your ticket to the next Warrior’s Weekend!
Meet Your Facilitators
The Warrior’s Weekend is a curation of the most potent experiences I’ve used to develop myself delivered by the most professional and highly trained facilitators I have ever worked with. Each one of these men are masters. You will be blown away by the skill, love, and professionalism of this team
Ed Kennedy | Founder, The Warrior’s Weekend
Awarded Digital Marketing News' 2018 40 Under 40, Ed has consulted with Fortune 500 companies to successfully invest millions of dollars into their digital marketing and technology programs. Ed has helped build several multi-million dollar businesses including contributing to a $1.14 billion dollar valuation and sale of a global software company.
Ed has spent eight years leading transformational seminars to thousands of participants for one of the world’s largest personal & professional development organizations. He has studied dozens of psychological, emotional, spiritual and entrepreneurial disciplines. Ed is also a public speaker with over one hundred live and online sessions regarding marketing, sales, and technology consulting
Joey Hauss| Wim Hof Facilitator
Joey Hauss is a certified Wim Hof Method instructor. In his journey to becoming a champion wrestler, decorated Sergeant in the US Marine Corps, and brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Joey's relentless drive to optimize his body for competition and performance led him to an unexpected game-changer; becoming a Wim Hoff Trainer. At the Warrior’s Weekend Joey will discuss the history of the Wim Hof Method, how it helped him gain a massive competitive edge, and how it dramatically changed his day-to-day ability to focus and his sense of peace. Most importantly Joey will teach each man the Wim Hof breathing method and how to apply it in everyday life.
Scott Pohil | Co-Founder of TaoTeKambo.com
Scott is a father, musician, poet, medicine carrier and shadow worker. While working through the shadows of his past addictions, Kambo as well as other sacred medicines crossed his path. He noticed a major shift in his life after sitting with Kambo alone. The medicine later guided him to leave the entertainment industry to lead a life of service. Scott has been helping men and women connect to their warrior spirit by facing their shadows through means of this sacred work.
Alex Beguin | Archery & Weapons Trainer
Alex is a trained and practiced Archery & Weapons trainer. He facilitates archery instruction at the Warrior’s Weekend so men can experience their true power when it is focused and harnessed for good. Alex is also a digital marketing consultant who is responsible for some of the most viral videos on the internet. His passion for excellence extends from his deep commitment to his wife, daughter, and close circle of friends and business partners.
Eddie Grey | Music and Sound Producer
Eddie Grey is a multi-faceted composer, arranger, songwriter, and sound designer whose successful track record speaks for itself. The Los Angeles-based musician began playing with synthesizers and writing on computer programs at an early age, eventually beginning a musical education that would take him into the world of composing and songwriting. His success as a composer has seen many high level placements, most notably the main title theme for DirectTV’s “Celebrity Beach Bowl” as well as the theme for their “Fantasy Football Channel.” In addition to his work with DirectTV, he has placed numerous tracks on high rated television shows across a multitude of networks, including Lifetime’s “Dance Moms”, NatGeo’s “Wicked Tuna,” ABC’s “Bachelor in Paradise,” Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” and CBS’s “The Young and The Restless”, to name a few.
Warrior’s Weekend Bonuses!
The Warrior’s Weekend is well thought out and designed to bring you into your true power for the rest of your life! AND, there are incredible bonuses that happen naturally during and after the Warrior’s Weekend.
Here are a few bonuses you can expect:
Feeling at ease and at peace around other men
Understanding the cultural differences between men and women and how to navigate them
Networking with other successful ambitious men
Making lifelong friends with men that inspire and challenge you
And a fuck-ton of fun!
PLUS: you get a FREE post-Warrior’s Weekend drop-in conference call with ALL the men you did the weekend with. You’ll get to hear what other men have done since the weekend and share your experience, triumph, and challenges.
Kambo Cleanse at the Warrior’s Weekend
What is Kambo?[i]
Kambo is a very powerful, sacred jungle medicine which assists men in cleansing toxic physical, mental, and emotional blockages. I have worked with Kambo many times and it has helped me gain deeper clarity and focus in my life. I have also brought this medicine to many men I coach because of it's powerful healing and ability to connect men to their inner warrior.
Men who participate in these cleanses report a massive boost in mood, stamina, and mental clarity for 1 to 2 weeks immediately following. Men also report profound spiritual and emotional release during the experience.
Kambo is non-psychoactive and 100% legal.
My fellow warrior, Scott from Tao Te Kambo will be facilitating a Kambo treatment during the Warrior's Weekend to bring you deeper into your power. In the sun-kissed dessert of Joshua Tree, you will release the physical, emotional, and spiritual blockages that have prevented you from experiencing your power.
More about Kambo:
Kambo is a physical, emotional and spiritual cleanse. Kambo is a sacred medicine derived from the Giant Monkey Frog scientifically known as the Phyllomedusa bicolor. Many tribes in the greater amazon area have been working with this frog for centuries. Due to the frogs very distinct song they are easily found and captured to harvest their medicine. The frogs are stressed to secrete their medicine though they are unharmed during the process. The tribes believe that the frogs are protectors of the forest and great teachers so if the frogs are harmed in their care it would bring bad luck. The secretion and the frogs are often called Kambo, Acate, Sapo, Dow-kiet and Kampu.
Kambo has a very complex peptide chain that contains 9 peptides that are known to work with the human body. It enters through the lymphatic system and begins to cleanse the body at a cellular level. Kambo has been found to be one of nature’s most powerful ways to boost the immune system and it is also a powerful antimicrobial, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory.
The tribes use Kambo as a medicine to optimize their hunting abilities. They say it gives the hunters an increase in speed, strength, endurance and focus. They usually receive it from the best hunter in the village. They also use it as a medicine for malaria, snake bites, parasites, infections and other illnesses. One similarity between many tribes is the use of kambo to help clear the cloud of back luck and negativity which can cause laziness and lack of motivation which the indigenous call “Panema”.
Here is a short video of Scott administering Kambo at the Warrior’s Weekend
[i] Adapted from Tao Te Kambo
Kambo has been known to clear physical and emotional blockages, clear the energetic field, clear the mind, reconnect one to their body and even aid in manifestation. Kambo has also been known to help with many physical ailments ranging from addiction, fertility issues, chronic pain and depression.
The Science Behind Kambo
Kambo includes many Peptides (a compound consisting of two or more amino acids) that promote health and well being in the body.
Here are a few present in Kambo:
Phyllomedusin - A neuropeptide which strongly affects intestines, salivary glands and bowels helping to flush deep toxins.
Phyllokinin - Produces a long-lasting reduction in blood pressure. It helps widen the blood vessels, increasing permeability of the blood-brain barrier. (Increases the rate and flow of a layer of specialized cells around the brain that protects it)
Phyllocaerulein - A natural pain killer that reduces blood pressure, modifies fulfillment, helps with sedation and thermoregulation (regulation of body temperature). Stimulates the pituitary gland and the adrenal cortex conducive of heightened sensory perception and increased stamina.
Phyllolitorin - A neuropeptide that stimulates gastric acid secretion and smooth muscle contraction.
Dermorphin - A neuropeptide that produces a powerful opiate-like effects on certain Opioid receptors. It has been known to be up to 40x more potent than morphine.
Tryptophyllins - A neuropeptide that has anti-microbial properties which have been found to inhibit the growth of yeast Candida Albicans, Staphylococcus aureus and E. coli.
Deltorphin - A heptapeptide that binds to the opioid receptors. Currently being researched for its ability to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumor cells.
Dermaseptin & Adenoreguli (B2) - Anti-microbial peptides that exhibit lethal effects against a broad spectrum of bacteria, fungi, yeasts and protozoa.
There is growing research on the effectiveness of these peptides killing certain cancer cells. The effects that these peptides are having on the human brain are opening treatments for depression, stroke, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Here is a picture of me receiving Kambo from Scott
Kambo is one of dozens of experiences at the Warrior’s Weekend. Purchase your tickets now to experience this incredible training along with many others!
The Wim Hof Method at the Warrior’s Weekend
What is the Wim Hof Method? [i]
The Wim Hof Method was created by world-record holding extreme athlete Wim Hof. The breathwork method has been scientifically shown to suppress damaging stress related immune system functions, and has consistently been shown to increase energy, deepen sleep, heighten focus and determination, reduce stress levels, strengthen the immune system and more!
The Wim Hoff method can be characterized by its simplicity, applicability and a strong scientific underpinning. It is a practical way to become happier, healthier and more powerful.
Over time, we as humans have developed a different attitude towards nature and we've forgotten about our inner power. This is the ability of our body to adapt to extreme temperature and survive within our natural environment. The Wim Hof Method is based on this principle.
Catch a glimpse of the Wim Hof Method led by Joey Hauss himself!
Because we wear clothes and artificially control the temperatures at home and at work, we've greatly reduced the natural stimulation of our bodies, atrophying the age-old mechanisms related to our survival and basic function. Because these deeper physiological layers are no longer triggered, our bodies are no longer in touch with this inner power. The inner power is a powerful force that can be reawakened by stimulating these physiological processes through the Wim Hof Method.
The Wim Hof Method is based on 3 powerful pillars:
Cold therapy: The cold is your warm friend and one of the three pillars of the wim hof method. Proper exposure to the cold starts a cascade of health benefits, including the buildup of brown adipose tissue and resultant fat loss, reduced inflammation that facilitates a fortified immune system, balanced hormone levels, improved sleep quality, and the production of endorphins— the feel-good chemicals in the brain that naturally elevate your mood.
Breathing: The second pillar of the wim hof method is breathing. We’re always breathing, yet we’re mostly unaware of its tremendous potential. Heightened oxygen levels hold a treasure trove of benefits, and the specialized breathing technique of the Wim Hof Method unearths them all: more energy, reduced stress levels, and an augmented immune response that swiftly deals with pathogens.
Commitment: The third pillar of the wim hof method is the foundation of the other two: both cold exposure and conscious breathing require patience and dedication in order to be fully mastered. Armed with focus and determination you are ready to explore and eventually master your own body and mind.
[i] Adapted from Wim Hoff Method
The Science behind the Wim Hof Method
Hitherto, both the autonomic nervous system and innate immune system were regarded as systems that cannot be voluntarily influenced. The present study demonstrates that, through practicing techniques learned in a short-term training program, the sympathetic nervous system and immune system can indeed be voluntarily influenced. -proceedings of the national academy for sciences.
What Wim is capable of was long viewed as scientifically impossible. In 2007 the first scientific analysis was done at Feinstein Institute in New York. In 2011, the University Medical Center St. Radboud in Nijmegen really got the ball rolling. After running several tests, they couldn’t but admit that Wim and others are able to voluntarily influence the Autonomic Nervous System. Something which up until then was thought impossible, through the Wim Hof Method. This groundbreaking finding, published in PNAS and Nature, established credibility and bred curiosity among academia. Increasingly, researchers across a wide range of disciplines have since taken an interest, and various promising studies are currently underway.[i]
The Wim Hof Method is one of dozens of experiences at the Warrior’s Weekend. Purchase your tickets now to experience this incredible training along with many others!