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A Community for Asian Men Doing The Inner Work

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The Waking Dragons if for you if…

 You want to master the communication skills to be a more Assertive, Confident, and Empathetic leader

 You're ready to overcome the "nice guy" syndrome and show up like a "King" in life, work, and love

 You know that the inner work to develop a sharp mind and strong body allows you to GET what you want and KEEP it

 You understand the cross-cultural differences in values are a "bamboo ceiling" and want to break through it

 You want to become a better father, husband, and partner to provide for and protect your loved ones

 You're ready to step into greater leadership, living up to your fullest potential and purpose

 You desire brotherhood and connection, a safe and supportive space of men like you


 We got you brother. 


"This program absolutely changed the way I look at fitness. No longer is my physical health something out of reach, but instead something tangible that I can feel and see improving with every single session."


Our mission is to provide Asian Men with a safe and supportive space to become better fathers, husbands, brothers, and leaders in life, work, and love. Our training and methodologies are backed by licensed psychologists, researchers, and industry experts.


We focus on...


We are stronger and more integrated men when we’re surrounded by other men who hold us accountable to the best version of ourselves. We’ve seen men go through incredible transformations—starting businesses they’ve been dreaming of, finding their soul mates, finding their purpose, quitting addictions, healing trauma—because they finally stopped “doing it alone” and had the support of men who have their backs while also lovingly challenging them. 


Many men grow up being conditioned to show only their best sides, hiding everything else: their feelings, fears, shadows and shame. What we resist, persists, and continues to hold us back from being our greatness. What we authentically share and move through together becomes the key to turning our messes into our message, our pains into our power, our fears into our freedom.


We're here to walk the walk. Knowledge is only as powerful as it is being put into aligned and committed action. We learn together and take action together. When we win, we celebrate together. When we fail, we get back up together and turn our lessons into forward momentum. This is our Arena to forge healthier, wealthier, happier, and wiser men.


To put it simply, because of Relatability. As Asian men, we may share similar cultural experiences that many others may not fully relate to: core values and beliefs that are taught at a young age, experiences with being seen as minorities within our own communities, or common patterns and traumas that are easier to talk about with others who have experienced the same.

We created this community to bring together men who share similar challenges in Asian culture and cross-cultural differences, to work through them together.


Challenges like: 

 Defining our success and worthiness based on what your parents (or other people) want, rather than what you truly want

 Being attached and consumed by outer appearance, status, materialism and how others see you

 Feeling the need to “fit in” rather than being uniquely you

 Struggling to not fully express your feelings and needs, and being frustrated when others don’t understand you

 Being a “lone wolf” and feeling like you have to “do it alone” because asking for help is a sign of “weakness”

 Taking care of everyone else first before yourself (or at the cost of yourself) because you have been conditioned to be the responsible caretaker 

 Lacking motivation, or feeling burnt out in life. Constantly feeling like you don’t have enough time or energy.

 Lacking a sense of purpose or meaning because your path was “pre-determined” for you

 Feeling the pressure of needing to perform well to prove your worth, in both work and relationships


You Are The Product Of The Choices You Make (or Don’t Make)








John is the host of the Big Asian Energy show, a leadership coach for Asian North Americans, has been a teacher and speaker for 15 years, and has been leading men’s groups for the past 4 years. He is trained in performance coaching, group facilitation, emotional intelligence, and NLP. After experiencing a deep burnout and what he calls the “dark night of his soul”, he has dedicated his life to helping people discover their purpose and step into their true and most powerful selves. His core message includes self-acceptance, self-awareness, and self-leadership. 


Colin is a former monk turned leadership coach and business mentor to mission-driven entrepreneurs. Turned off by the expectations of a traditional Asian American career path, Colin chose an unconventional path instead. He spent 7 years training as a Buddhist monk before transitioning back into the world with a mission to build better leaders, to change the future of work. Today he spends his time mentoring CEOs, building rockstar teams, and developing training on leadership and mindset mastery. He's been dedicated to the inner work for 20 years and has lead men’s groups for the past 4 years.


• You are ready to hold yourself accountable to a higher version of you. You are ready to do the work NOW, and are willing to take action to change yourself for the better TODAY.

 • You identify yourself as Asian: East Asian, South Asian, Half Asian, Part Asian—all are welcome.  

• GBTQ men are welcome. Feel free to ask as further questions if you’d like more clarification.


• We practice radical responsibility here, meaning our goal isn’t to sit around and complain how it’s everyone else’s fault for doing us wrong. The shaming or attacking of any other race or gender is NOT welcome. Toxicity, misogyny, sexism, racism, or any of the other -isms is NOT welcome. 

• This is not a therapy group. While support and safe space to share often has therapeutic effects, our purpose is not therapy and would recommend mental health professionals. 

• We are aware that race is a complex topic and systemic issues exist, and may come up in discussion, but our main focus is not politics. We’re here to support each other on becoming our best self.



Inside the membership community, you will get:

  • Weekly Men's Group Meetings 
  • Live Trainings & Workshops on building confidence, communications skills, leadership, relationships, inner work, and so much more
  • Library of On-Demand Courses & Training 
  • Monthly Breathwork Sessions to build your emotional warrior and somatic body
  • Private Members Area to stay connected, get accountability and support from your fellow brothers 
  • Complimentary Tickets to our In-Person Events & Workshops 

Monthly Plan


Billed Monthly

  • Weekly Men's Group Meetings
  • Live Trainings & Workshops
  • Library of On-Demand Courses & Training
  • Private Members Area
  • Complimentary Ticket to 1 In-Person Events & Workshops per year

Yearly Plan


Billed Yearly

  • Weekly Men's Group Meetings
  • Live Trainings & Workshops
  • Library of On-Demand Courses & Trainings
  • Private Members Area
  • Complimentary Ticket to 1 In-Person Events & Workshops per year
  • BONUS: Quarterly 1on1 Coaching Call with the founders

All backed by the best Money Back Guarantee

It's important you know that everything we offer is 100% backed for the next 30 days. We want you to be comfortable with any investment you make with us.

If you decide you're not blown away with the value you get from our community... email our team any time in the next 30 days and we'll give you your money back immediately. No questions asked.

Hear What Our Members Have To Say About Waking Dragons:


Daniel Wang, 38

Jeremy Pham, 33

Nick Wong, 34

"Biggest change in my life was joining this brotherhood. Brought a lot of inner reflection and a safe place to release my emotions during the difficult time in my relationships. Lots of things I didn't know I needed."

Curious but not yet ready to join?

Come check out our FREE Waking Dragons facebook group to connect with other Asian American Men doing the Inner Work.