Just as every submissive is an individual, the same of course in true of dominants.
Every dominant has different objectives, goals, methods and philosophies with regard to training.
Perhaps reading about my experiences with training may help to clear away some of that type of mystery that shrouds the subject and will help new subs find a measure of peace and self-confidence Tackling the topic of submissive training by necessity requires that I start with the same generalized information I mentioned previously that is typically all that can be found. While I must begin by painting with a few rather broad strokes to provide the macro view, the big picture, trust that we will be moving from the macro to the micro, from the general to the specific.
In other words, in the training process, all the instruction flows downhill from the Master to his slave and all learning is absorbed by the slave. Training is in fact a continuum where instruction and learning flows back and forth in both directions. Yes, the Master instructs and the slave learns yet at the same time the Master is also learning and in a sense being taught.
Perhaps not in the sense that the dominant is learning new skills or techniques, but he is learning about the new submissive, his own unique personality, capabilities and proclivities.
All the positions that a submissive is typically required to learn are derived wholly or in substantial degree from positions Norman describes in the Gor series.
At some point Gorean position training migrated to BDSM for use with both submissives and slaves.
Effective training must be tailored to the specific individual.
I see the submissive training process as being composed of eight discrete areas or categories.
The same is true of our individualized needs, wants, desires and even fears.
Thus, it is a truly unwise dominant who labors under the false impression that one-size fits all and that every sub can be trained exactly the same way as the last.
There is some overlap between them so some may combine a few and end up with less.