I have met many scamgong teachers and bad teachers in various Ancient Arts. Still, I have never met someone like Damo Mitchell, utterly incompetent, dumb, driven by greed and profit-making without even a glimpse of honesty and ethics.
Internal Academy Subscription has no Feedback option, no Tracking progress, and no contact with the Teacher. Even some of the worst schools have it because they are at least true to the word "school." Schooling is an interaction between Teacher and Student, and prerecorded Video/Audio lectures don't constitute that interaction.
The only thing the Lotus Neigong Academy requires from its students is clicking the next video button. A student has to click the next video button for precisely 168 hours after the previous one to be able to "progress" on the path of "cultivation." You will also lose your subscription time if you fail to click on time.
Damo came up with an explanation that if they waste more time on each "video lesson," it is only right for students and was made for everyone's benefit. This kind of teaching requires students to have zero self-respect, to continue clicking like an NPC, and eventually become part of brainwashed cult followers with no critical thinking. The lack of feedback and tracking is excellent from a business standpoint as it allows thousands of people who make no progress to keep paying money, thinking they are getting somewhere.
The yearly subscription is one thing, but there are around 20+ extra courses that you can buy. In the Academy, you get previews or ads of those courses.
In addition, note that Academy deliberately fakes the look that it is large and has a lot of content. All those lessons in their vast majority are some 10-30mins short video lectures, which in reality could be written down in a small post. There's so much water in his content that a single exercise can take 3 hours of talking; 90% of that is filler talk that is supposed to make viewers think there's a lot of content.
Video lectures are one of the most inefficient ways to deliver information, the human speech rate is limited, and when people miss something or want to refresh a lesson, they have to rewatch the entire thing to find it. Text information is always denser and takes less time than audio. Reading is not only faster but also offers much higher comprehension. But you would not be able to sell and market a few pages of text the same way as 40 hours of "priceless" video content, right? And 40 hours of priceless content does not look as massive and "valuable" as many years of 20 mins weekly lessons. Fake Masters like Damo Mitchell and others use this method to boost sales and promotions. If you filter their content out of all the unnecessary nonsense, sometimes even 3 hours long lectures turn into a tiny paragraph of 2-3 phrases of helpful content. That is not an excellent quality either.
Let us review the Neigong program of Lotus Neigong/Damo Mitchell school. (You would have to pay $520 to see this program)
The information is dripping by a drop each week, while the content is bloated and poorly structured.