Foundations of Manhood

foundations of manhood

10 Weeks To Create The Foundation Of The Man You Were Meant to Be







We know, you’ve lost your way. All of manhood has. You grew up in a lost world, cast adrift to the electronics that rule your life. Left behind to find your own way without a compass. You’re lost in a wasteland of static, just trying to find a connection to life. Any life.

And what you found is an emptiness. No one showed you how to be a man, you were expected to figure it out on your own. But they sure told you when you did it wrong, didn’t they? Seems everything you do is wrong.

We know, we’ve been there. And it’s about to change, my friend.

It’s time to take back your manhood. We’re not talking about false machismo, play acting like you’re a man for a weekend. We’re talking about true manliness. Being true to the man you were born to be.

It’s time to take your manhood back. It’s time to take your life back. It’s time to reclaim YOU.


Join Us For This 10-Week Exploration

What You’ll Get

Guided Lessons

The core of the program are weekly live, interactive video conference calls. Every Wednesday you will meet with Tom and the entire course cohort for an online teaching session and discussion. Each call will begin with a recap of the previous weeks content and practices, and lay the foundation for the upcoming week’s development. All course calls are on Wednesdays at 6 pm CST.

Weekly Activities

Each week you will receive a 3-6 content videos, covering in more detail aspects of that weeks topic. Videos are generally 10-20 minutes in length, with some being shorter or longer depending on the content covered. Thee videos are great aids to support you in your journey.

Private Manhood Group

As a course participant, you will gain access to our exclusive, private Slack group. It’s a forum where you can interact with Tom and other participants on the journey with you. The Slack group is where you will discuss the weekly assignments, share your challenges, fails, and wins, and much more.


10-Weeks | 4 Phases



The first 2 weeks of your journey focuses on reclaiming who you are, and laying the groundwork for the man you’re about to become.

Reclaiming You

The 8 Pillars of Manhood

Trolls of Learning

The Journey Ahead

The Male Spirit

The Male Spirit Pillar




The 2nd phase of your journey begins to create a whole you, bringing together your mind, body, and emotions to an integral you, instead of split part and disembodied. You will embark on multiple embodiment practices as you explore and come to understand these aspects of yourself as a whole you.

Self-Mastery I

Stepping Into Manhood

Reading To Mastery

Enhancing Your Mind

Building Your Battle Plan

Pay your dues


Why Fitness Matters

Sleep Done Right

Improve Your Health Practically

Living a Healthy Life

Self-Mastery II

Mastering Your Habits

Man Up, Man Down

Staying Resilient

Guilt-Free Self Care

Drafting Your Manifesto


The next phase of development will move more from the internal to the external – how you show up for yourself and the world. You will undertake practices for seeing the depth of your masculinity in relation to the world around you. This is where you begin to bring your masculinity to life.


Style vs Fashion

Basics of Style

Psychology of Dressing Well

Confidence Through Grooming

Nonverbal Communication

Becoming a Better Man By Developing Style

Living Well

Budgets, Building Wealth, & Living Well

Win The Morning

Living Life on Your Terms

Minimize Digital Use, Maximize Life


The final phase of your journey will be to move beyond yourself and move into the heart of relating. For the last 3 weeks of the program you will use what you’ve learned about yourself and the man you’re becoming as a basis for authentic relating, deep listening, and acceptance. This is where your understanding of yourself comes together with the world you live in. 

Relationships I

Etiquette in the 21st Century

Increasing Your Level of Influence

Building Boundaries

Building Social Capital

Becoming the Father Your Kids Need

Tribe of Men

Why You Need a Mentor

Why You Need a Tribe

Connecting With Men & Building Your Tribe

Responsibility to Future Generations

Relationships II

Dating Essentials OR Build a Stronger Marriage

Deciphering Her Mixed Signals

You’re Not Her Child

Keeping The Fire Alive

All Content Is Downloadable To Your Devices


All the online sessions and supplementary videos are available to you to re-watch in formats compatible with any computer, tablet, or smart phone, for your convenience. These resources will be yours to keep and refer back to long after you’ve finished the course.


To participate in the course you must be fully committed.


  • Being teachable. If you know it all, save yourself the money
  • Pre-course work – videos, tasks & other preparation
  • Weekly course documents and videos –  approx three hours per week (throughout course)
  • Weekly Manly Experiments & Practices (written and practical)
  • Participation in our private online group (throughout course.


  • Watching all videos, read all documents
  • Full completion of all Manly Experiments and Practices
  • 2-3 additional hours each week to complete coursework and activities


You will need to consider additional costs, including Manly Experiments & Practices classes, books, etc.

Please note: There are no refunds on this course. In the event of serious sickness or major family emergency, participants may retake relevant weeks in future course offerings to complete the course (at no extra charge).

Set Your Foundation Today

Tom Burden

Your Mentor

Tom is a martial artist, author, sexual advocate, and masculinity coach. He is the founder of Reclaimed Masculinity, and co-founder of Central Aikido and Seishinkan Iaido Warrensburg, as well as other business enterprises. He is a longtime student of somatic and embodiment practices, with deep study into the mind, the human body, spirituality, and the environment. It is his strong belief that you can not live up to your true potential unless these four aspects of life have reached a state of harmony.