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RAVE REVIEWS

Happy Clients

“Thank you so much for putting out so much great information. I can't express how much they have helped our game. I played since I was 10 and couldn't even sink 4 balls in a row till watching your set. It felt like you showed us the Matrix and now we can see. Yesterday, for the first time I ran a full rack (seven balls and the 8) 3 times while playing.”

Robert Barnes - Martial Arts  McGregor, TX

“The stroke material that Tim teaches is just awesome, other players make remarks all the time about how good my stroke is. This past weekend, I won my first tournament, all with player ranked higher than me on paper. I’m shaving off years of practice by learning the why’s and the how’s instead of simply doing trials and errors, like how most people learn to play great pool. The encyclopedia is very technical and you will learn why you should be using English, how much English you should use and what effect it has on the cue ball as well as the object ball. The course changed my pool life!.”

Martin Bittner - Quebec City Canada

“I really enjoyed our sessions. Your instruction is excellent. I really like how you explained the concepts using visual examples and graphics. I have found that I am pocketing balls much more accurately from this new stance. Just for fun, I set up some tough long cuts that I might normally miss,...well, they dropped right in! I no longer have an "aiming" problem ;-). I also found out I actually get MORE spin by finishing my strokes. AMAZING!!! I will continue to practice and hopefully the next time we meet you will mistake me for a robot.”

Ariane Albertson - Florida

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“Thank you so much for all your time and expertise today - you are fantastic! Your teaching methods are unique, impressive, effective and innovative - you obviously have spent thousands of hours mastering your craft. I am encouraged to schedule another visit with you in South Florida - I hope you are willing to keep chipping away at “old patterns” and providing new approaches to improving. Again thank you so much - it was a very special day. I was inspired and will benefit greatly from your coaching”

Dr. Rick Jensen -  Internationally recognized performance consultant and sport psychologist

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“Passion for the game and love of teaching and sharing his knowledge is what impressed me the most. He was extremely professional. He patiently worked with me and discussed every aspect of this amazing sport. Knowing that I now possess all the tools to achieve my goals is priceless. I call the game “pocket billiards: - now instead of “pool” because the “Oyster” showed and proved to me that, it is in fact and ART! The man is just a perfectionist! It is truly a blessing to have learned from the “Oyster” - and to be his friend.”

Simplice Sourou, Table Tennis Champion - Ivory Coast, Africa

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“2004 - I have just returned from a 9 week coaching in Florida with the “Oyster” and had a brilliant time. He is very patient and very thorough. I must say I was quite shocked at my steadfast improvement. The “Oyster” is certainly the man to see!.”

Pam Wood - 2007-08 World Doubles Snooker Champion - Tyneside, England

“My shooting has dramatically improved over the last year and a half - 100% due to your instruction as well as many hours reviewing your videos and time on the table practicing what I learned. Thank you!.”

Nick Humphries

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“Your instruction is absolutely amazing! Without a doubt the best on the planet by far.”

Joe Esposito - Grandmaster 10th Degree Blackbelt - Boston, MA

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“The time we spent together during the Foundation course was simply remarkable, full of knowledge, fun and in a very comfortable atmosphere. You have a very mentally intense course which leads to a wealth of knowledge - spectacular!”

Michael Zimmerman - US Air Force/BSACA Instructor - Zim’s Rack - O’Fallon, IL

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“Thank you so much for the time you have input into my teaching. I have gained much more consistency due to your teachings. “The Break” was extremely useful in the full understanding towards the stop shot was invaluable. I strongly recommend your teachings to any players looking to improve the quality of their physical and mental game.”

Ryon Derriman - Professional Player - Auckland NZ

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“Everything I thought I knew was wrong. Everything has changed, my balance, my stance, my stroke…everything! Let’s get rolling…pun intended!”

Keri Gold - Fitness Model

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“True genius does not fulfill expectations, it shatters it!”

Venessa Leslie - Model

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“I WON the regional tournament…a lot and Big! I beat the top player 17-3 in 9-ball. The finals I went RACKLESS! I played sooo good and I owe it all to you. I felt so comfortable and in tune with my game. I felt like you were right there coaching me along. Thanks again for all the knowledge!”

Jeni Ballash - Personal Trainer - Florida

“I was so impressed with the results after the first 2 hours it was easy to sign up for the entire course. There are no band-aids applied. He concentrates on giving you the knowledge and the ability to apply it so that you can analyze your game as you progress. “A picture is worth a thousand words” can be particularly true when it comes to instructing. I spent several years teaching people to fly jets in the Air Force. If a student was having trouble with a concept, the best thing was to let him sit back, relax and show him a demonstration. The “Oyster” has the talent to show exactly what he in instructing. He practices what he preaches. I have no doubt my game would be half what it is without the instruction. I give the “Oyster” my highest recommendation.”

Mark Ottoson - 767 Pilot - Atlanta GA

“You have done more to elevate my game than I would ever have believed possible.”

Dr. Scott Campanini - Radiologist - Texarkana, TX

“...material is excellent and beautifully presented. My game has improved amazingly in only 4 months. My last tournament I crushed my opponents with ease.”

Peter Stevens - CPA - Riverside RI

“It is something that I'm going to keep in my mind the rest of my life.”

Edberto Escudero - Engineer - California

“In a game where strain of effort can be more than discouraging, one must seek professional guidance. I experienced immediate feelings of “being -in-the-world” as my connection between the objects motion and my physical movement seemed to gel into one. Some note that “experience” is a considerably more complex concept than it is usually taken to be in everyday use. My subjective mind experienced a series of flashes of true clarity as the “ah-ha” moments approached one at a time in smooth progression. He showed our team the correct ways with precision and the incorrect ways with fantastic humor. An absolutely phenomenal week.”

NFL Football Coach

“I found the KIP course particularly useful in four key areas: 1. Provided important relevant knowledge 2. Confirm/validate previous knowledge 3. Correct misconceptions 4. Established routines and tools to develop the skills I need to improve. Significantly important. Additionally, I really enjoyed the week I spent with you which was a lot of fun. Thanks again!”

Frank Mora - MBA Duke University - Project Leader Sharma Strategy Group

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“The “Oyster” executes the game of pocket pool in a manner that very few individuals are able. He has a flair and a style that exceeds the caliber where the level of skill displayed demands respect and appreciation. He makes it a game that is beautiful to watch. It is only natural to dream of playing the game the way he does. He loves to teach and help people. I have played and “practiced” pocket billiards for over 20 years with little improvement. In a short amount of time with the “Oysters” help I have improved to a level where I can now boast that on July 8, 1998 I beat Allison Fisher twice in a pro am tournament. The respect and self-esteem that I now enjoy relative to pocket billiards I owe to the “Oyster” I am proud to say that he is my teacher and my friend.

Robert Casadei - Casadei Homes - Bloomfield Hills MI

“Our alignment and strokes have now become practically "natural" - we can "feel" when we are in proper position. Each win takes my breath away. Just wanted to let you know we both LOVED the class. Thank you so much.

Carol & Harry Cooper - Law Firm - South Carolina

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“Your instruction is without question the best presented material on the market. Your vast knowledge and technique in explaining the many facets of the game will benefit the beginner as well as the seasoned player. You are a true gentleman, great instructor, but best of all a person I can call a friend..

Jack Justis - Justis Cases - Coconut Creek Florida

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“You have an amazing talent. Thank you for all you help!"

Richard Brompton - Professional Player - West Palm Beach Florida

“I thought I was hot stuff when I went to the first class... I got put in my place pretty fast."

Travis Ridenour - Chess Champion/Martial Arts/Billiards Teacher - Eureka Springs, AR

“I was absolutely astonished."

Ben Stockton - Former Kentucky Prosecutor - Vero Beach Florida

“Essentials for victory are present in abundance in your course. The certificate that I received from BSACA will be one of my most prized processions"

James Fuller - DOT - New York City

“Essentials for victory are present in abundance in your course. The certificate that I received from BSACA will be one of my most prized processions."

Harry Foster - Teacher

“The techniques shown were awesome and the philosophy is totally new, wow! The Oyster gets into your mind and explains what we need to see and feel as we learn. He explains how the muscles work in relation to the brain and methods to build consistency."

Bob Hunt

“The “Oyster” provides analysis, focus and formulas to the common elements of the game that give the player an understanding that they probably didn’t have before. Everything is broken down into minute areas then put back together again. Once you understand those parts it almost seems hard to miss. Elaborately produced, well conceived, creative and thorough". 


"The “Oyster” provides analysis, focus and formulas to the common elements of the game that give the player an understanding that they probably didn’t have before. Everything is broken down into minute areas then put back together again. Once you understand those parts it almost seems hard to miss. Elaborately produced, well conceived, creative and thorough."

Tom Shaw - Pool & Billiard Magazine Editor - Summerville, SC

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“Your videos and stroke analysis was the absolute best investment I have made in my game. I learned more from your video analysis than I could doing anything else. Your program - “imo” is the best and the one that I want to use as a baseline. Thanks for all your help!"

John Harlach - Cue Chief INstructor/US Navy - Middleburg Heights, OH

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“After reviewing the first series, I was very much impressed with the way you explain the fundamentals of all aspects of the game and also how pupils can explain very simply what they have learned. This is really fun to watch! Also, the graphics are awesome."

Tommy "TK" Kennedy - 1992 US Open Champion

“I just received your video’s 1-5 and I must say they are without question the best instructional videos I have ever seen. I played in a tournament this week at Q-Masters and boy was I shocked! I went through the field of “A” players all the way to the finals. After watching your videos it has greatly helped my game. Thanks again for putting your knowledge on video."

Bill Ralls - LA California

“I have purchased a lot of billiard instruction videos over the years, but your are without saying, the best! They are unbelievable!” “I like the way the videos explain the “Why’s” and not just the “how’s”.

John Meier - Captain US Army

"This is just the kind of information that should bring joy to a practice session as well as the feeling of being alive. Quality-10, Material-10, Hands down, what I have seen is the very best of what is being taught today. The result of your approach to instruction will to some degree create a paradigm shift, meaning a change from one way of thinking to another and maybe even a change of patterns on a massive scale."

Stan S.

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"In the Marine Corps the highest compliment you can get from them is OUTSTANDING and that is how I feel about the job you did with this new set of information."

Ken Tewksbury - Master Instructor - Institute of Billiard Sciences - Marine Corps, 1959 - 1962 Semper Fi - Father of Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Tewksbury

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"I enjoyed watching your videos and learned a lot of new and exciting things. You put a lot of effort into them. I wish you the best of luck with everything. Thank you!"

Karen Corr - World Champion - Ireland

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"White offers a great method to approach the table during play. Oyster covers -- like a blanket -- he topics of deflection, why deflection causes squirt, tangent lines and gear shots, still saving the best for next to last in revealing a lifelong mystery - How to work with frozen balls, I learned that I had been approaching these shots all wrong for the better part of 20 years."

Kyle Chiner - Billiards Digest

"The instructional content and quality production of the series are top-notch, by far the best I’ve ever seen. The Oyster’s knowledge and comprehensive instruction on the mental aspects set this instructional series apart from the many low production counterparts of this genre."

John Evans - On the Wire Billiards News - Troutdale OR

"I just want to say I reviewed all of your course that I ordered and you are truly an amazing gift of knowledge, which is power!!! Just in a week or so, I have noticed a HUGE difference in my game. I am proud to say I ran my first rack of 8-ball last night and it was the best feeling ever."

Anthony Williams

"It’s always nice to see someone new explain things a different way. So far my game has improved and I am looking forward to tightening up on everything. Wanted to add one thing that came to mind. Knowledge is Power --- Sharing that Knowledge is Empowerment!"

Dave Giles

"I love your course! I have been studying for the last 2 weeks and have learned so much. I played on league Monday night and beat a much higher rated player in 9-ball. Your 9-ball break is great! I average 2 balls on the break and a shot on the next ball. Just knowing how the muscles work through the stroke will improve my game very much.. Thank you again, BEST INSTRUCTOR I HAVE EVER SEEN!"

Tony Zanini - PC Specialist - Las Vegan NV

"Amazing!! Thanks...Thanks...Thanks All is great! I will become wonderful with this...Only to say THANKS for all! I am very happy!!! Really super presentation. You explain ever so clear all concepts, is very easy to understand the lessons. Awesome the way you you show all content, very clear.In my humble opinion, volumes 1 and 2 is all recommend to all players, any level, is really GOOD FIRST CLASS MATERIAL Very fun to learn with you. Really wonderful material you have made. Congratulations for this!"

Big Al - New York, NY

"The Academy of the Cueing Arts is top shelf!! The information is priceless, the instruction is priceless. Also, the Oyster makes you feel right at home. Well worth the money. Thank you for the help."

William Trussell - Kingston, NH

"Have also read the reviews in Billiards Digest - and would agree that the content and demonstration of knowledge is excellent. Your knowledge and demonstration of the scientific basis of the game are excellent."

Jerry Goodman - Philadelphia, PA

"My wife and I have watched many pool videos, but yours are the best by far. It was obvious that you put a lot of hard work into each segment. Thank you!"

Darrell Morgan - Blue Ridge Summit, PA

"Your course is the best instructional information on the planet. Nothing and I mean nothing compares, absolutely the best in my opinion on the market. I just had to comment on that, Thank you again."

Randy C. - Dallas, TX

"Before I met with the Oyster I knew I had a flaw in my stroke but was not sure what it was. In just a brief moment he recognized the problem and corrected the mistake. My game continues to improve with constant practice tips he gave me. Highly recommend."

Dr. Steve Behnke - Hawaii

"I just wanted to thank you for the course. I have improved my apa rating from a 4 to my present 6. Last week I spanked another 6 ranked player 5-0. I have won all my matches since."

Brian Marlett - Cocoa, FL

"Seriously, the instruction is the best I’ve ever seen -- the section on stroke mechanics is absolutely great!"

Paul Kemp - Tennessee

"You are a great instructor with a great instructional course! I improved my shot in 5 minutes! I would highly recommend you to anyone."

Amanda Morgan - Inside Pool Magazine

"After getting comfortable with the new information and techniques, my game has taken a big leap forward! I would recommend this program to anyone. It was great!"

Whitey Baun - PADI/NAUI, Diving Instructor

"I found your course to be very informative and very well produced. The video on the break shot was especially helpful to me. The presentation of the series is the best I have seen. The billiard industry could use more people with your love for the game."

Shane Sinott - OB Cues Sales & Marketing Director - Former Sales Manager, Predator Cues - Jacksonville FL

"Great insights as to the “whys” of the game and therefore the “how to’s” becomes more meaningful."

Doug L - RJ Reynolds - Virginia

"Over the past month I have been practicing the principles that you teach in your video series. Already, my game has elevated to a level that I would have never imagined. I still have a long way to go but what a great roadmap you have provided."

Henry L. - Montreal Canada

"The ability to inspire and empower people with knowledge is a gift from God. You are blessed with a talent not many possess. Carry on!"

Julie Zerba - Keller Williams Real Estate - Clarkston MI

"Anybody that wants to improve their game should purchase the Cue Sports Encyclopedias. They are in a class by them self as far as instruction goes. I found the information priceless, the information is priceless!"

John Benson - RI

"I have just finished the complete course. It is outstanding! You have raised the benchmark for billiard instruction. There is nothing on the market that compares. I am looking forward each day to your wisdom."

Michelle Corm - Montreal Canada

"Your series is awesome and has helped my game tremendously.. Thanks so much. Your ideas of teaching are so innovative and simple. Over the years I've developed a lot of bad habits. Wish I knew about your program 15 years ago. Huge amounts of Aloha to you."

Shane Tanisue - Pearl City, Hawaii

"Oyster ~ I wanted you to know I ended up staying up to 4 in the morning cause I couldn't stop looking at your work. My mind is getting blown every time I practice. This is amazing!"

Shawna - Martial Arts

I have been playing for 41 years since I was 8 years old and for the most part self taught, tried figuring out all these thigs out myself and discovered I needed help. I am now playing with house pro and learning that I need to learn a lot more. Beacause of your tips I finally defeated him and improved my game a lot. Everything I've seen made instant sense to me.

Matt (Butch) Hamer - Oak Creek, WI