First of all, the BEST self-defense is Awareness! Without awareness you’re walking around with blinders on. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you know if the bad guys get the drop on you, you’re done.
ABOUT GUIDED CHAOS
Guided Chaos is the most unique fighting system ever devised because the training focuses on developing your combative skills through “Universal Movement”...
CERTIFICATIONS / PROMOTIONS / RANKING
Official requirements for promotion, red belt and black belt pre-requisites, fees, course certifications and Guided Chaos and Guided Chaos Combatives instructor certifications.
CONTACT / FAQs
Contact us by email for all GC related questions on training, merchandise and anything else. FAQs: Frequently asked questions and answers from our readers and students..
CODE OF CONDUCT
Due to the rapid growth of the Guided Chaos system worldwide, John Perkins and his partners are immediately instituting the following mandatory Code of Conduct in order to maintain the highest levels of integrity and quality control.
Location, fees and schedules at all our Guided Chaos schools. Special monthly deals and class packages at our Elmsford NY headquarters. Private lessons and customized training.
The Best Endorsements in the Business. Period. "John Perkins' combat methods [Guided Chaos] are the most efficient and devastating that I have experienced before, during, and since the military." MORE…
ENHANCED MOVEMENT AND SELF-DEFENSE FOR SENIORS
"Guided Chaos offers in my opinion a unique and fun way to help seniors develop feelings of self perceived competence, a higher level of situational awareness, and a general well-being both physical and emotional."
HELP ORGANIZE A LOCAL SEMINAR
Not in New York? If you'd like to host or help organize a seminar in your area start here and we'll bring our crew to you. We offer seminars on all the subjects in the Guided Chaos curriculum as well as custom seminars that suit your needs and of varying durations.
HOW DO I GET STARTED IN GUIDED CHAOS?
Both the simple and much more detailed answers covering tools, methods and resources including the best training guide bar none for everyone from rank beginners to experts. Plus, how to train solo.
HOW TO FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE
The Guided Chaos Combatives Handbook. The simple, savage, easy-to-learn 1st Level of Guided Chaos that you can train (mostly) solo! Derived from WWII training designed to defeat Japanese troops who at the time were all presumed to be Judo and Karate masters. Super-charged by GM Perkins with GC principles. Available from Amazon.
INCREASING PUNCHING AND STRIKING POWER WITH DROPPING AND THE NO-INCH PUNCH
How would you like to generate more power in your strikes when you're in close with your opponent? You can, by developing the unique Guided Chaos principle of Dropping Energy.
A tribute to those who have passed but are still alive in our memories and our prayers. Their influence will be felt within the Guided Chaos family forever as we remember...
LAWS REGARDING KNIVES
Note: 25% of homicides occurring in the Bronx are as the result of stabbings or slashings with edged weapons. There are several statutes in the Penal law and Administrative Code that govern the possession, use and sale of knives and box-cutters. The following summary of laws and processing guidelines is prepared to assist police officers in the field.
What works, what doesn't in self-defense. Myths popularized institutionally, culturally and some just through plain silliness, many of which border on absolute criminal negligence.
THE MYTH OF GRAPPLING FOR SELF DEFENSE
The Great Myth Of “Ground-grappling" for self-defense. Do 90% of fights end up on the ground? What is the truth? Guided Chaos offers a totally different methodology of ground fighting that has nothing in common with the type of ground-grappling popularized in sport fighting.
PERSONALIZED TRAINING / VIDEO EVALUATIONS
Training Solo? Can't Make It to a GC School? Need tips, corrections or guidance? Email us smart phone video of yourself doing the GC solo drills, Contact Flow or any other aspect of GC and for a small fee one of the masters will correct any errors and put you on the fast track to Guided Chaos excellence with a detailed written analysis of what to work on in your training. This will include drills, principles and even proprietary exercises to give you the adaptive edge.
Looking back through the Ki Chuan Do, Attack Proof and Guided Chaos family history scrapbook...
Guided Chaos in the news. Article on CBS' 48 HOURS: CRIMESIDER website; Four appearances in Black Belt Magazine [full article reprints coming] plus Australia's Blitz Magazine's review of our 2011 seminar; article and video in The New York Times; WNBC News 4 New York; SPYMASTER USA on The Learning Channel.
REVIEW OF COMBAT CONDITIONING DVD
Comprehensive review of the Guided Chaos Combat Conditioning DVD and methodology that develops your body's combative movement to take your skills to the next level. Making it better.
REVIEW OF GROUND FIGHTING DVD
Let's take an analytical look at what GC Modified Native American Groundfighting actually is, why it is, and how and why it differs from conventional groundfighting (grappling) methods.
Combative Movement Immersion and other Guided Chaos seminar topics. Location, fees and schedules at all our Guided Chaos schools. Early order discounts and special free On-Demand Download video bonuses.
SEMINAR REVIEW: AUSTRALIA
"Let me start by saying I thought I'd seen all that the world of 'reality-based self-defence' had to offer, so for the easily bored out there, I'll cut to the chase..." BLITZ magazine review of the GC Australia Seminar
SEMINAR REVIEWS: BRAZIL
"The teaching by Senior Master Al Ridenhour made me believe even more that I can defend myself from an aggressor (even with my physical limitations) via bodily movements based on balance, looseness, body unity and sensitivity..."
Guided Chaos classes, seminars, workshops, private instruction; DVDs, downloads, training aids, merchandise including shirts, hoodies, mugs and more...
Real fighting to save your bacon stories, advice, plus GC students who used their Guided Chaos training to save their lives.
STYLE COMPARISON CHART
"What's the best martial art system for me?" A comparison of desirable self-defense system attributes, advantages and disadvantages and availability within respective systems generally. *Note: Every school is unique and may teach differently regardless of what is typical or currently popular for a particular style.
TAI CHI VS GUIDED CHAOS
Is Guided Chaos Tai Chi? And which trains you to triumph over the chaos of real violence? The American art of Guided Chaos is NOT tai chi.
But it applies internal principles for combat in a free-form, dynamic way that many high-level tai chi instructors have said is closer to a true "combat" tai chi than any other tai chi "fight" training available.
TRAINING GROUPS: JOIN A LOCAL, INFORMAL, UNMONITORED GUIDED CHAOS TRAINING GROUP
Not in New York or near one of our global schools? Want to join or form an "informal" Guided Chaos training group of friendly, like-minded individuals in your area who value growth over ego? Click the red arrow to find out more...
UGLY TRUTHS ABOUT REAL VIOLENCE
Real violence and effective self-defense are probably not what you think they are or how they're depicted in movies, TV or the dojo. #1 In real life, practically no one will ever attack you the way it's demonstrated in 99% of martial art schools. More...
A selection of short Guided Chaos clips from our youtube channel showing the full range of GC including weapons, ground fighting and GC Combatives--ALL just components of GC and all sharing the same principles of Adaptation, Improvisation and natural human motion.
THE WAY OF ADAPTATION
Why do so many martial artists only pay lip service to the concept of Adaptability while proceeding with training that actually makes them LESS capable ff dealing with unpredictable situations?
WHY OUR TRAINING IS DIFFERENT
What we do and don't do compared to all other systems. The way you train is the way you will fight; when you train you must train as if your life or that of your loved ones are on the line within the context that all real violence is chaos.
WHY YOU NEED AN ADAPTIVE DEFENSE
It's one of the strange ironies of martial arts: you train and train to defend yourself against an unexpected attack, yet the methods used only work if you know ahead of time exactly what the attacker is going to do. In other words you train for an expected attack. Unless you're clairvoyant or delusional this is something that only happens in movies.
WUNG CHUN MAGAZINE ARTICLE ON GUIDED CHAOS
Gotta give them credit...we all know the politics infesting martial arts--secrecy, jealousy, etc.--yet the publisher of Wing Chun Origins went out on a limb when they contacted us asking for an exclusive interview on our decidedly un-Wing Chun-like system. But they went with it and the response so far has been all positive.