A MAN OF WAR PROGRAM

THE ULTIMATE 
RITE OF PASSAGE 

FOR YOUNG WARRIORS

A METAPHOR FOR THE JOURNEY 
OF LIFE

Welcome to "The Odyssey" - The ultimate rite of passage program for young men on their journey to manhood. 

The Odyssey is engineered for father and son to connect in a way that can only be experienced in an environment like this.

In Greek mythology, an "odyssey" referred to the epic journey taken by the hero Odysseus in Homer's "The Odyssey." Along the way, he faces numerous challenges and trials that test his character, intelligence, and strength.

In the context of a young man entering adulthood, an "odyssey" can refer to a challenging and transformative journey that helps the young man develop the skills, knowledge, and maturity necessary to become a responsible and capable adult. The journey involves physical, mental and emotional challenges that help the young man discover his strengths and weaknesses, learn new skills, and develop a deeper understanding of himself and the world around him.

EMBARKING ON AN ODYSSEY AS A 
RITE OF PASSAGE

This program is designed to help young men between the ages of 12-17 become strong, capable, and responsible masculine men who are ready to face any challenge that comes their way. The Odyssey program focuses on returning to the baseline of manhood and warriorhood bringing forth gentleman qualities such as firm handshakes, respect, honor, and sportsmanship.

We draw inspiration from the great warriors of history, like the Spartans, Knights, and Samurai, who knew the importance of discipline, courage, and strength. Just like them, our program is focused on developing these key qualities and virtuous in our participants.

During "The Odyssey," participants will face a series of physical, mental, and emotional challenges that will test their meddle and push them beyond what they thought was ever possible. These challenges are designed to help them develop important skills like resilience, determination, and self-discipline. It will also build a strong mentality or as we like to call it “the warriors mind.”

THE ODYSSEY PROGRAM

THE ODYSSEY PROGRAM DATES

2023 SOUTH FLORIDA

June 3-4th (FULL)

September 23-24th (70% Capacity) 

2024 SEVERAL STATES
 TBA

WHY DID WE CREATE THE ODYSSEY?

We know that raising young boys to become strong, respectable men is no easy task. That's why we've created The Odyssey Program specifically designed to help fathers and sons develop the skills and mindset necessary to tackle life's challenges with confidence and resilience.
Our program is rooted in the idea that tough love and hard work are essential ingredients for building strong, respectable men. Through a series of interactive workshops, challenges, and exercises, we'll help you and your son develop the skills necessary to face adversity head-on and come out stronger on the other side.

DEVELOPING INTO
GALLANT MEN

That's why our program is designed to be a bonding experience for fathers and sons, creating a deep connection and understanding between you both.
Our program is not for the faint of heart.

We'll push you and your son to your limits, both physically and mentally, but we promise that the results will be worth it. 

You'll emerge from our program with a newfound sense of strength, confidence, and respect for each other.

THE FIRST STEP
STARTS HERE

If you're ready to take the first step towards toughening up your son and strengthening your father-son bond, sign up for our program today. Join us on this journey to raising strong, respectable men.

We can't wait to see the incredible transformations you'll experience. As your son enters his teenage years, he's faced with a world of new challenges and risks.

As a father, it's important to recognize the risks that your son may face and take steps to prevent them.

Creating the next 
generation of Gentlemen

We strive to empower young gentlemen and guide them towards becoming their best selves.

In a world that often glorifies superficial qualities and instant gratification, we believe in nurturing the qualities

that truly define a gentleman: integrity, respect, empathy, and a commitment to lifelong learning.
Our mission is to provide a platform where young men can find inspiration, guidance, and practical advice on various aspects of life. We understand the challenges that young gentlemen face as they navigate their journey towards adulthood, and we are here to support them every step of the way.
From personal development and emotional intelligence to grooming and style, we offer a wide range of resources tailored specifically for young men. Our articles, videos, and interactive content cover topics such as self-confidence, communication skills, building healthy relationships, and embracing diversity.

We believe that a true gentleman is not only well-versed in etiquette but also possesses a strong moral compass.
Our platform promotes values such as honesty, kindness, and the importance of giving back to the community. We encourage young gentlemen to be leaders who inspire positive change and make a difference in the world around them.

In addition to practical advice, we understand the importance of fostering a sense of camaraderie among young gentlemen. Our website provides a community space where like-minded individuals can connect, share their experiences, and learn from one another. We believe in the power of mentorship and encourage young gentlemen to seek guidance from those who have walked the path before them.

Join us on this transformative journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Let us help you unlock your full potential and become the best version of yourself. Together, we can redefine what it means to be a gentleman in the modern world.
Remember, being a gentleman is not about external appearances or societal expectations. It's about embodying timeless values and living with integrity. We are here to support you as you embark on this extraordinary adventure

TRANSITION FROM TEEN TO MAN

Transitioning from teenage years to adulthood is a significant and exciting phase of life. It's a time when you start taking on more responsibilities, gaining independence, and discovering your identity as a young man. Here are some aspects we help cover during this program:
1. Train physically and mentally to build strength and resilience.
2. Cultivate discipline and self-control in all areas of life.
3. Develop effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.
4. Master self-defense techniques and martial arts.
5. Embrace a code of honor and integrity.
6. Create a relentless work ethic and never give up in life.
7. Continuously improve skills through ongoing learning and practice.
8. Cultivate leadership qualities and the ability to inspire others.
9. Develop a strong sense of loyalty and camaraderie with teammates.
10. Always strive for self-improvement and never settle for mediocrity.

HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES AND PROMOTES THE IDEA THAT IT IS ACCEPTABLE FOR MEN TO BE WEAK AND EASILY DOMINATED

The portrayal of men as weak, passive, or clueless individuals has become increasingly prevalent in mainstream media. This narrative not only undermines the importance of masculinity but also diminishes the positive attributes traditionally associated with being a man.

Instead of celebrating strength, courage, and leadership, Hollywood often promotes the idea that masculinity is toxic or undesirable. This portrayal sends a confusing message to young men, leaving them unsure about their role and purpose in society.

It diminishes their potential to become confident, responsible, and honorable individuals who contribute positively to their communities.

MEDIA HAS A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON SHAPING SOCIETAL NORMS AND VALUES!

 The media consistently portrays men as inept or lacking in virtues, it hinders the development of healthy and well-rounded masculinity.

By downplaying or ridiculing masculine traits, such as assertiveness, ambition, and resilience, media influences young men to question their own identity and suppress their natural inclinations.

As parents, mentors, and community members, we must engage in open discussions with young men, encouraging them to question and challenge the distorted messages they encounter in the media. 

PROMOTING POSITIVE ROLE MODELS AND EMPOWERING NARRATIVES

We help young men embrace their masculinity in a healthy and constructive way.
Ultimately, it is essential to create a society where young men are encouraged to develop into strong, compassionate, and responsible individuals, free from the detrimental influence of media stereotypes. 

By fostering an environment that supports the positive aspects of masculinity,
we can empower young men to embrace their true potential and make a positive impact on the world around them.

ALLOW ME TO INTRODUCE MYSELF. 

My name is Rafa J Conde. 

I am a father and a husband first and foremost. I am a God fearing man who walks strong in his path of faith. I have been blessed with three great sons and a princess. 

Just recently I retired from law enforcement as a highly decorated narcotics agent, police academy instructor and SWAT officer.

Today I am honored to have found my mission. To build stronger father, husbands, leaders and visionaries.  As the founder of Man of War, the world's #1  high performance men's leadership and personal development platform, I have coached 10,000 plus men over the last decade. 

Being a father has always been a priority for me. In the world that we live in it is more important than ever to be on your game.

I am also the founder of The Men of War Crucible, A Rite of Passage for Warrior Men and the Men of War Society, the largest and fastest growing brotherhood of like minded warrior men in the globe. 

I have been fortunate to have become a  best selling author of Redefining the 21st Century Man. A guide for men to prepare them for the battles of life. 

Additionally, I am a speaker, consultant and I coach and mentor top entrepreneurs, thought leaders, professional athletes, and managers of special operation units throughout the US  and abroad. 
My parents did an excellent job of raising me and providing for my needs, I was fortunate to have a strong father who raised me on the path of true masculinity. My life has been filled with many challenges, however It took me until my late twenties to start embodying skills such as leadership, problem-solving and the ability to use my experience to help/teach others. I developed my core values through experience and following the warrior's path. After reading hundreds of books and being mentored I started to push myself to another level. As the years passed I became more immersed in living by the warrior virtues that have been mostly lost in our society. These virtues made me a stronger father, husband, leaders and visionary. I believe that these virtues when taught at an early age are the keys to building gallant gentlemen.   

A LETTER TO MY SONS

I hope this letter finds both of you strong and determined, ready to face the world with the warrior spirit that resides within you. Today, I want to talk to you about the journey we have embarked upon together, the path of martial arts, and how it has shaped you into the remarkable men you have become.

From the first time we stepped onto the training mat, I knew that martial arts would teach you valuable lessons beyond physical combat. It was not just about punches and kicks but about discipline, perseverance, and the pursuit of excellence. We trained side by side, pushing our limits, honing our skills, and forging a bond that would withstand any challenge.

Through martial arts, we embraced the code of honor. We learned that true strength lies not in dominating others but in mastering ourselves. You learned to be warriors not for the sake of aggression or violence but to protect, to defend, and to stand up for what is right. I am immensely proud of the men you have become, embodying the qualities of courage, integrity, and compassion.

Today, as I witness you working alongside me, I am filled with gratitude. It is an honor to have you by my side, putting your skills to use in service to others. Your dedication and commitment to making a positive impact in the world are a testament to your character and the values we hold dear.
Remember, my dear sons, that being a warrior is not solely about physical prowess. It is about the strength of character, the resilience in the face of adversity, and the willingness to uplift those around you. As you continue to grow and pursue your dreams, let the lessons from our martial arts journey guide you, reminding you to approach every challenge with unwavering determination, grace, and honor.

Know that my love for you is unconditional, and I will always be here to support you in your endeavors. Keep striving for greatness, my warriors, and remember that true victory lies not only in the trophies you may achieve but in the lives you touch and the positive change you bring.
With love and admiration

~RAFA J CONDE~

"THIS EXPERIENCE HELD TREMENDOUS POWER, MEANING, AND LASTING MEMORIES FOR BOTH MY SON AND ME."

When I shared this story with other fathers, they expressed a desire to do something similar for their sons. No father wants to fail in raising their son to become a true man.

Observing men who are passive-aggressive, constantly stressed and lashing out, chronically depressed, and lacking emotional control is an indication that their fathers failed them. Many boys spend excessive time engrossed in social media and video games, avoiding the challenges that forge true manhood.

It is disheartening to encounter my son's friends who lack basic skills that every man should possess, such as changing a tire, using tools, driving a manual transmission, displaying chivalry towards women, situational awareness at restaurants, self-defense, confident eye contact when speaking, and more. It breaks my heart to think that these boys' fathers may never realize they failed to teach their sons how to become men.

BUT DON’T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT!
HERE’S WHAT THE SONS AND THEIR FATHERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE ODDSSEY PROGRAM...

 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

1. WHAT IS THE ODYSSEY PROGRAM?

The Odyssey Program is a Rite of Passage for Young Men between the ages of 12-17. It sets them on a path for manhood. Our focus is to build synergy between father and son at this critical age. Every young man will learn resiliency, life skills, gentlemen etiquette, sportsmanship, respect, organization, and the seven manly virtues. The fathers will reinforce and strengthen their leadership skills and build on an experience that will be remembered for ever. 

2. HOW DO I REGISTER? 

When you are ready to move forward, click the "Submit Your Application" button. Complete the application and set up a time for your virtual call with a team member. During this conversation all of your questions will be answered. Please do not waste our time if you are not serious about attending the program. 

3. WHEN IS THE PROGRAM?

We have several dates in different states throughout the USA.
  

4. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

The Odyssey Program is a high level experience and the investment in you and your son will be paid back 1000 times. In order to avoid price-baiters we do not disclose the registration cost. During your initial virtual meeting with a team member they will give you all the details of the program including logistics, payment options and requirements. 

5. WHAT IF MY SON DOESN'T HAVE HIS FATHER IN HIS LIFE?

When you enter The Odyssey Program, you become a guide. A Guide is a father, grandfather, uncle or any man who is mentoring the young men as a father.

6. HOW LONG IS THE ODYSSEY PROGRAM?

2 Full Days. Over 20 hours. 

7. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR SON COMPLETES THE PROGRAM?

Continued training in our online portal will include coaching, challenges and live connects with coaches. 

At "The Odyssey" we believe that every young man has the potential to become a warrior, someone who embodies strength, courage, and leadership ultimately becoming the best version of himself. You can be confident that you're investing in your child's future in a way that will empower him for the rest of his life.

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