CERTIFICATION / PROMOTION / RANKING

FAQS

  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME PROFICIENT IN GUIDED CHAOS?

    This varies from individual to individual since there are obviously other factors such as physical ability and talent, mental outlook, persistence in training, etc. Generally, with dedicated practice it takes only a few weeks to develop lethal striking proficiency and about 3-6 months where it really starts to come together for most people.

  • HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A BLACK BELT IN GUIDED CHAOS?

    This varies from individual to individual since there are obviously other factors such as physical ability and talent, mental outlook, persistence in training, etc. Generally, it takes about two years to reach Black Belt Level however, individuals have achieved this in as little as 12 months with consistent dedicated practice as well as numerous private lessons with the Grandmaster and Master Level Instructors.

  • WHAT IS YOUR RANKING SYSTEM?

    • Red Belt
    • Black Belt 1st Degree to 4th Degree
    • 5th degree Black Belt qualifies you at the Master-Level
  • DOES HAVING A GUIDED CHAOS BLACK BELT QUALIFY YOU AS AN INSTRUCTOR?

    No.

  • HOW DO YOU GET PROMOTED AND/OR QUALIFIED TO TEACH?

    See all info below..

PROMOTION PREREQUISITES

 

Because of the rapidly increasing popularity of Guided Chaos, in order to maintain the highest standards, we have instituted the following pre-requisites for earning rank. We do this to insure quality control within the art.

  1. You must agree to and comply fully with the Guided Chaos Code of Conduct.
  2. In order to be promoted to Black Belt, you are required to have completed the “Red Belt Certification” and 5 one-hour private lessons consisting of 3 with Grandmaster Perkins and 2 with any of the Guided Chaos Master Level Instructors. Note that this does not guarantee promotion within Guided Chaos (Grandmaster John Perkins makes the final determination) but it is a prerequisite.

RED BELT

Requirements for Red Belt will be perfect execution of all of the foundational GC drills: Turning, Ninja and Vacuum Walks, Long Step, Skater's Step, Backhand Step, Box Step, Anywhere Striking, Starting the Mower, Rolling the Ball, Rowing the Boat, Dry Land Swimming (back and front stroke), Washing the Body, Polishing the Sphere, Hackey Sack, Puppeteering plus the GCC techniques The Prow, CCUE, MLB and Fright Reactions drills. This list may be modified as necessary.

BLACK BELT

Requirements for Black Belt will be all of the above plus a Guided Chaos Combatives Course completion certificate (See below. This is distinct from GCC Instructor certification) plus Contact Flow evaluation by GM Perkins or a Master Level Instructor.

Guided Chaos Black Belt Rankings

GUIDED CHAOS INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION (COMING SOON)

  1. Pre-requisites: 1st Degree Black Belt Guided Chaos.
  2. Successful completion of the “Guided Chaos Instructor Certification Course”.
  3. Documented Instruction of a Guided Chaos Class on one of the fundamental Principles of the Art (note: this will be done as part of the certification course).
  4. Certification Course fee: TBD

GUIDED CHAOS COMBATIVES CERTIFICATE (COMING SOON)

For certification in Guided Chaos Combatives the following is required:  

  • Successful completion of a 1-day (5-hour) Course or 5 lesson series based on “Guided Chaos Combatives” is required to receive a Completion Certificate. 

GUIDED CHAOS COMBATIVES INSTRUCTORS COURSE AND CERTIFICATION (COMING SOON)

For certification as a Guided Chaos Combatives Instructor the following is required:

  1. Upon successful completion of the Guided Chaos Combatives Course you are eligible to take the “Guided Chaos Combatives Instructor Course”. This course focuses on training you in the teaching methodology of Guided Chaos Combatives.
  2. Upon Successful completion of both pre-requisite courses you are eligible to take the Guided Chaos Combatives Instructors Certification Exam no sooner than one month from the completion of the course.  This will allow for time to practice and refine your teaching in preparation for the exam. This is a 3 hour (5 hours maximum) exam that will focus on your ability to teach the Guided Chaos Combatives skills

Course fees:

  • GCC Certification Course $350.00
  • GCC Instructors Certification Course $450.00
  • Testing fee: for GCC Instructor certification is $750.00.
  • (Note: If you fail we will coach you in exactly what you did wrong and how to fix it; you get 2 re-tests free. If you fail three times, each retest thereafter is an additional $300.00.) 

GUIDED CHAOS COMBATIVES CERTIFIED INSTRUCTORS

  • Grandmaster John Perkins
  • Masters Al Ridenhour, Michael Watson, Matt Kovsky, Kevin Harrell, Joe Martarano
  • Ari Kandel, 4th degree GC
  • Yosef Susskind, 4th degree GC
  • Michael Goldman
  • Mick James, 3rd degree GC
  • Michael Coplon
  • Omari George
  • Brent Ames
  • Steve Philliber

GUIDED CHAOS CERTIFIED SEMINAR INSTRUCTORS:

(Certified to teach public for-profit seminars)

  • Master Barnett
  • Master Kevin Harrell
  • Master Joseph Martarano
  • Yosef Susskind
  • Ari Kandel
  • Tina Dawn

GUIDED CHAOS CERTIFED INSTRUCTORS

  • Grandmaster, GC creator, John Perkins
  • Masters Al Ridenhour, Michael Watson, Matt Kovsky, Thomas Barnett, Joe Martarano, Kevin Harrell
  • Yosef Susskind
  • Ari Kandel
  • Gary Abatelli
  • Tina Dawn
  • Omari George
  • Bob Miller
  • Mick James
  • Luciano Imoto
  • Steve Philliber 
  • Martin Chavez
  • Brent Ames

GUIDED CHAOS SCHOOLS

To have a Guided Chaos Certified School requires a rigorous review, a fee, and express written permission from Grandmaster Perkins and his partners.

 To use any of the names or variations of Guided Chaos, Martial Realists, etc. in the name of your school or in a website domain requires additional review, a licensing fee, and express written permission from Grandmaster Perkins and his partners as delineated in the Guided Chaos Code of Conduct.

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