FULL WEBSITE INDEX

  • AWARENESS: 15 BEST SELF DEFENSE TIPS

    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.

  • CLASSES

    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.

  • ENDORSEMENTS

    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.

  • 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.

  • IN MEMORIUM

    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.

  • MARTIAL MYTHS

    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.

  • 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.

  • PRESS

    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.

  • SEMINARS

    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.

  • SERVICES

    Guided Chaos classes, seminars, workshops, private instruction; DVDs, downloads, training aids, merchandise including shirts, hoodies, mugs and more...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • VIDEO CLIPS

    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. 

Adaptive Defense Inc.
PO Box 163
Croton NY, 10520


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