I’m LA Phil. I’ve been coaching pickup and dating for Brad P. for over four years. I’m 5’6″, not handsome, and not buff. I’m also not young, in my mid-30s to be exact. I date girls as young as 18 and up to around 35. My goal with this blog is to help short guys, and all guys, achieve their wildest successes in life and dating.

My specialties include short guy game, inner game, and a holistic approach to fitting pickup into your lifestyle. Shoot me a line if you’re interested in live pickup coaching and instruction from me: laphil@bradp.com

8 Responses to “About”


  1. 1 Irving March 29, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    You make me proud. I’m 5’6. I can relate to everything you’ve said when it comes to being 5’6. Only problem is, is that at one point in my life or another I have seen it as a problem, but your insights on how it’s not an attraction killer just something neutral has made me see it in a different light.

    I actually hope to be in the future the next guy who helps guys like me with their game.

  2. 2 scrappydoo March 30, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Dear LAPhil,

    I’m ScrappyDoo, I’m 5’2″ and have been in the pickup community for almost 3 years. In that time I have become pretty goddamn successful in the field. I am a bit worried about adapting once I graduate, however. I was wondering if you’d be down to hang out for an evening if I came to Los Angeles this summer. My email is kvellman@umail.iu.edu.

    Sincerely,
    ScrappyDoo

    • 3 laphil March 30, 2010 at 6:08 pm

      Hey Scrappy, I’m a pro coach as you can read in my bio. It would be a pleasure to coach you. A 1-on-1 is probably best since you’re more advanced than the average workshop student. The transition to life outside school can be challenging as you implied. Feel free to contact Drew at the Brad P office and ask about me. CustomerService@BradP.com or call (702) 516-8879. Lookin forward.

  3. 4 anonymous June 24, 2010 at 7:24 am

    You make me proud. I’m 5’6. I can relate to everything you’ve said when it comes to being 5’6. Only problem is, is that at one point in my life or another I have seen it as a problem, but your insights on how it’s not an attraction killer just something neutral has made me see it in a different light.

  4. 5 Rio August 18, 2010 at 5:40 am

    hi Phil,

    Is there a way to subscribe to your blog through email updates vs rss? kinda like when I write a comment there’s a box asking me if i want to get notified by email of followups. thanks

  5. 7 Paalco March 18, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Being all new to this thing, and sniffing up info here & there, I really can’t help asking you this…

    You write :
    I’m 5’6″, not handsome, and not buff, jacked, or cut in any way. I’m also not young, in my mid-30s to be exact.

    You also write (LR: Lazy Saturday Night) :
    She was saying things like “You are so sexy.” (“Thanks!”) “I thought you were so hot when we met. “You are so hot. I bet you have girls hitting on you all the time.” (sly smile)

    I’m wondering what this makes YOU think. I mean, doesn’t it say the girl has to be crazy or something ?
    Isn’t this message of this PUA thing, all things considered, not so much “there’s technique to pull chicks”, but “I can’t believe how fucked up/unbalanced those chicks are”

    I’m a newbie and think game is definitely a skill to have, which is why I’m surfing around. But while reading I usually don’t get the feeling “Oh yes, this is going to cut it !”
    I’m more often thinking “If girls are THAT foolish, are they worth persuing in the first place ?”

    I mean, If I where a girl (or a gay man), I couldn’ see myself falling for the PU-games at all. Oh well, maybe I have to change my mind about things, I don’t know.

    This is not a rhetorical question in fact. I’ve seen similar situations described elsewhere and every time the question pops up in my head. And you happen to be the one I ventilate it to 🙂

    So much of all this doesn’t make sense.
    Or am I silly expecting it SHOULD make sense ?

    • 8 laphil March 22, 2011 at 12:47 am

      Hey Paalco. I’m not sure exactly what you mean here, but you may be missing this piece of the puzzle: women are biologically wired to be attracted to dominant guys. I act dominant with women, so they get attracted. Don’t mistake attraction for compatibility. It has nothing to do with being foolish. It’s evolutionary psychology that causes that trigger. While faking dominance can sometimes produce results, BEING dominant is far, far more effective, and also makes your life much better. So, instead of judging reality because it doesn’t conform to the fantasy version we were taught by our mothers and female teachers in childhood, instead accept reality as it is, and use that information to produce the lifestyle you desire.


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What I Can Offer You

I do one-on-one instruction in addition to the workshops I teach. Also, I'm available for phone consultations. Call Drew at BradP.com for details:
+1 (702) 516-8879

Check out the Brad P workshop schedule here.

Here is what some students have said about their experiences coaching with me:

"Brad, along with LA Phil, were probably the best, most accurate, most perceptive, most caring, most concerned, most legit teachers I have ever had. I am so fucking impressed."

"LA Phil has some insanely strong inner game, which really shines through with how he handles shit tests from girls."

"LA Phil just kept very positive and kept reframing everything into the positive of what I could do and then move forward from there. He never talked down to me or took any misstep as a blow to his ego as a teacher."

"I would recommend that anyone take a 1 on 1 with LA Phil to get their game evaluated, sized up, and improved and to see some great examples of someone who really has this down to a T."

"LA Phil and Jake P are simply phenomenal, both in skill and in coaching."

"LA Phil is a great coach . . . He helped fix my voice tonality and body positioning when opening girls. He was really good at pushing me into difficult sets."

"Go for a one-on-one with LA Phil. You will improve drastically after one session as long as you stay focused and aware."

Brad P.

Voted #1 Pickup Artist in the World


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