HOW DO I GET STARTED IN

GUIDED CHAOS?

WHAT’S THE BEST GC TRAINING RESOURCE?

 

The best GC Training resource BAR NONE is a subscription to the GC MATRIX. The wealth of info you will find in the GC MATRIX is almost inexhaustible and your development, unlimited. A tremendous value, the GC MATRIX gives you unlimited access to ALL our training videos that hit every level from rank beginner to super-advanced (and don't forget to accept your invitation to our members-only MATRIX facebook group). Note: our Long-Form MATRIX Videos are also available as DVDs.

 

So Where Do I Start?

 

► Simplest answer:

  1. Start with our LONG-form videos in this order: The Attackproof Companion Part 1 and also GC Combatives; Companion Part 2, Combat Conditioning, Slambag Training, Balance Board Training, Companion Part 3.
  2. After the above, you can watch all our short-form MATRIX videos (so they'll make more sense) plus the rest of our long-form videos.
  3. Buy a B.O.B. training dummy.

Why the Above?

 

The Companion Part 1 first teaches you how to avoid violence in the first place and develop a Warrior Mindset if you must fight. It then progresses to very simple, devastating fight training. GC Combatives greatly expands on this. The other videos above train attributes needed to super-charge body and mind responsiveness and get you on the path to advanced exponential growth and total martial mastery. The dummy is essential for power, speed and targeting development.

► Much Longer Answer:


Read everything below and also go here: GC Contact/FAQS

 

So Can I Train Solo Effectively?

Great question.

Simple answer: yes and no.
 

If you're talking hand-to-hand fighting and are in relatively good physical condition, the simple answer is absolutely (but please read the rest of this). You need stuff that doesn't require you to be an Olympic athlete to be effective, especially if you train solo.

For solo training and maximum results in the shortest time, Guided Chaos Combatives is your answer and the best way to train it is outlined in detail on the GC Combatives video and the Attackproof Companion Part 1. Most of the training can be accomplished solo and the benefits to your speed, power, timing, targeting and footwork will be devastating hitting skills (as well as Awareness and Avoidance). All of these are advanced further by also training the main GC solo attribute drills in the Combat Conditioning, Companion Part 2, Balance Board and Slambag videos.

 

But first off, to prevent a home invasion, there are many essential steps that don't involve hand to hand fighting for defending your home:

  • Install motion sensor lights
  • Maintain low shrubbery to eliminate hiding spots and increase visibility
  • Get modern door and window locks
  • Get an alarm system
  • Reinforce bedroom doors and use door jams on all doors
  • Have a cell phone with police # shortcut on homepage
  • Get a loud dog
  • Get a bedside handgun that’s easily accessible (taking into account child safety protocols if you have them)
  • Learn to use simple weapons (metal pen as stabbing tool, sticks, canes, knives, hatchet, etc.)
  • Train family members in mindset/awareness/avoidance/escape scenarios
  • All the above are dealt with in detail in our book Attackproof and the Attackproof Companion Part 1 Video.

Generally speaking, there are two main components to Guided Chaos:

 

1. The simple, brutal, easy-to-learn stuff (Guided Chaos Combatives--GCC) that can be practiced on your own with training aids like a Muay Thai heavy bag, A Fighting Man Dummy, or a B.O.B. (see links below). GCC comprises enhanced versions of methods used in World War II to teach our soldiers in 8 hours before shipping off to fight the Japanese in the jungles of the Pacific. You MUST have something to practice deadly strikes against to develop maximum speed and power. You can do a tremendous amount of effective training SOLO using these implements and our books and DVDs (or Downloads) as guides but this is NOT as good as having live training partners. HOWEVER, GCC is designed so that it can be practiced without training partners. This is NOT the case with Guided Chaos itself (see #2 below).  

 

2. Guided Chaos. This comprises the main part of our art and although it has solo drills that dramatically increase your Balance, Body Unity, Looseness, Sensitivity, Adaptability and Power, it is ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL that you have multiple training partners to practice. We won't lie to you, this is advanced stuff, HOWEVER, it will get you to the HIGHEST levels of self defense WAY FASTER than any other system out there. We know this because our art is filled with high level instructors (and even masters with their own schools) from other styles who have abandoned their former art to study Guided Chaos exclusively.

TRAINING TOOLS:

  1. The cheapest, in-depth training info resource to get first is our book Attackproof, 2nd Addition (available used on Amazon). It can serve as your life-long manual to this revolutionary system of self-defense. Even after repeated readings over many years, our high level students are still finding new insights in the text and pictures.
  2. If you're looking to learn the fastest, simplest method of defending your life then we'd recommend How to Fight for Your Life, the Guided Chaos Combatives (GCC) manual. GCC is the first part of Guided Chaos and can be mastered in 6 weeks of diligent practice. The GCC Video (see info further down) is the perfect video companion to the GCC manual.

You will also need:

  1. A Muay Thai Heavy Bag, and/or…
  2. A B.O.B. Dummy  (We recommend double shielding/wrapping the water-filled base with dense rubber foam or matting from Home Depot so you can practice full power low kicks as well without making a flood!) You can easily attach them (because the mats have holes) using bungee cords or rubber tie down straps.
  3. The Attackproof Companion Part 1, GC Combatives and Combat Conditioning.

SIMPLIFIED SAMPLE SOLO TRAINING ROUTINE:

[Key: Attackproof Companion Part 1 & 2 (APCV1, APCV2); Guided Chaos Combatives (GCC); Guided Chaos Combat Conditioning (GCCC), Combat Balance Board Training aka Wobble Board (CBBT)

  1. The Fear Meditation drill (APCV1)
  2. Fright Reaction drill (APCV1)
  3. MLB in air and against B.O.B. (GCC)
  4. Circle Clap drill (APCV1)
  5. Anywhere Striking drill against B.O.B. (APCV1, GCCC, GCC)
  6. PROW drill in air and against B.O.B. (GCC)
  7. The "FIVES" drill AGAINST B.O.B.: full power alternating, linked (via Rocket Stepping or other Drop Steps) consisting of 5 each (left AND right) front kicks>round kicks>front knees> round knees>back kicks. Pay close attention to how this is done on the GC Combatives video for devastating power/speed/balance/footwork development. (GCC)
  8. Rocket Step hitting in air and against B.O.B., including single and multi-hitting with linked chops, palms, elbows, hammerfists and eye gouges. (GCC)
  9. TV Cut drill for developing reaction speed, coordination and Dropping energy simultaneously (see Companion Part 2 and Combat Conditioning videos) (APCV1)
  10. "Stupid" Stepping: completely random directionally and totally linked small>large Rocket Steps, making sure that each step, no matter how tiny, plyometrically loads and unloads into the next step and the one after that and the one after that, etc., etc., etc., so that you learn to develop "happy feet" that can adapt to any position or situation, both offensive and defensive, simultaneously, and with full balance and a maximum body-unitized power transfer.
  11. Ninja and Vacuum Walks, Washing the Body/Polishing the Sphere both on and off a Balance Board. Off a board, be sure to Rocket Step on every strike/movement. (APCV2, GCCC, CBBT)
  12. Slambag striking both on and off a Balance Board. (CBBT, Slambag vid)
  13. String Training drill, both on and off a Balance Board. (CBBT)
  14. Combat Mobile Training (coming soon).
  15. GC Groundfighting drills (too numerous to list; see our Groundfighting video).

►►► GO EASY AT FIRST: SLOWER, SOFTER AND LESS DRILLS. To be certain, consult your doctor and make sure you are sufficiently physically fit to engage in these activities. If you have physical/aerobic limitations you can derive ENORMOUS health (and combative) benefits far superior to tai chi's while doing our slow "5 Principles" drills (Balance, Body Unity, Looseness, Sensitivity and Adaptability) shown on the Combat Conditioning video and explained in detail on the Attackproof Companion Part 2 video. Examples: Vacuum and Ninja walks, Turning, Rowing the Boat, Rolling the Ball, Starting the Mower, Dry-land Swimming, Puppeteering, Washing the Body/Polishing the Sphere, etc.

Short Video Descriptions (full detailed descriptions and some sample videos can be found on each video's main page):

 

Attackproof Companion Part 1 all by itself outlines a simple, devastating method of self-defense called CLOSE COMBAT, proven in World War II and improved upon by former forensic homicide expert John Perkins. Close Combat provides the simple striking tools that the far more advanced GUIDED CHAOS builds upon. Although there are similar systems out there in the Reality-Based field, there are key differences between them and Guided Chaos' Close Combat, and if you start off on the wrong foot you can seriously set back your eventual development in Guided Chaos. Part 1 also contains a  tremendous amount of awareness and avoidance wisdom (most of which doesn't even require fighting). Finally, Part 1 helps develop your survival mindset, without which everything else you learn would be completely useless.

 

The Guided Chaos Combatives video is the perfect complement to the Companion Part 1 with completely updated and expanded material covering GCC (the first level of Guided Chaos--called "Close Combat" in Part 1). Simple, deadly and easy to learn, GCC is effective against as much as 90% of the violence you may encounter. With training to dramatically increase your hitting power, timing, targeting, lethality, footwork, kicking as well as your ability to defend against 7 dangerous assault scenarios--and much, much, more. Although there is some overlap between Part 1 and the GCC DVDs, they each have critical material not found in the other.

 

Attackproof Companion DVD Part 2 dives right into the heart of Guided Chaos with all the fundamental explanations of principles and radically different combat methodologies and drills. Without Part 2, many things on the other DVDs may not make much sense and it'll take far longer to become competent.


The Attackproof Companion Part 3 is a gigantic 6 hour, 3 DVD set. It's unbelievably detailed and comprehensive, taking all the material you've learned in Parts 1 and 2 and applying it to a devastating and completely free-form method of self-defense. It's almost like a 6 hour private lesson learning Contact Flow (the unique Guided Chaos sparring and energy drill where absolutely anything goes). And that's the reason we recommend this sequence: because in order to learn to be completely free and ADAPTIVE in your self-defense so that you can IMPROVISE what you need, when you need it (instead of hoping that rigid, robotic, patterned training will work) we have had to turn the whole typical training paradigm on its head. And for those who think Guided Chaos looks different or "unusual," well, they are correct. There IS a "method to our madness" and it is deadly serious.

 

We would make an exception to this order of acquiring DVDs (Parts 1-3) if your primary interest is in an immediate and extremely simple self-defense methodology or if you are in the military or law enforcement. In that case we recommend the Kill The Enemy and Police & Military Combat Tactics videos. These DVDs explode the politically correct and false basis that underlies much of what is taught to our soldiers and law enforcement today (as opposed to what was taught in World War II). These DVDs only cover a portion of the first level of Guided Chaos however so we would recommend you eventually get the other DVDs we describe here.


The Groundfighting video is revolutionary but requires the foundation of at least Parts 1 and 2 to make real sense. Ideally you would watch and train with Part 3 and the Groundfighting DVD together. If you already have groundfighting training in another style you would need to have a truly open mind to appreciate and grasp The Groundfighting DVD by itself-- but it is possible.

 

The Guided Chaos Weapons Series applies the same myth-busting methodology you've come to expect from our hand-to-hand DVDs to a comprehensive study of weapons self defense. Comprised of four separate DVDs, the series covers knife offense and knife fighting, knife defense, cane vs. knife and "Bare Hands to Handguns." A complete series chapter list can be found here.


The Combat Conditioning video is an essential training tool for the solo practitioner. However, in the interests of making a fun, fast, efficient and non-stop work out DVD, we excluded in-depth explanations of the exercises and what they do or how they apply to combat (although many drills end with a brief 5 second fighting demo of the skills practiced). In other words, they will look pretty strange if you've never seen Parts 1-3 or read our book. That said, if you trained with the Combat Conditioning DVD without knowing anything else, you couldn't HELP but improve your overall Balance, Body Unity, Looseness, Sensitivity and freedom of movement. This is applicable to virtually any sport or physical activity requiring power and coordination.


The Contact Flow Workshop video: If you ever had a private lesson with Grandmaster Tim Carron you know how unique and devastating his contact flow was. Follow along as John Perkins' top student works one-on-one with many of our black belts at a private Contact Flow Workshop we held in early 2009. Tim's precision, economy of motion and sensitivity are real eye-openers, and his personal expression of the art looks different than GC creator John Perkin's (even though the principles are the same) making this DVD an invaluable training tool for advanced practitioners. The reason we say this is because unless you worked with him or at least have a strong foundation in Guided Chaos you won't really be able to appreciate what you're seeing.

 

Combat Boxing: "Dirty boxing" self-defense using conventional and illegal closed-hand strikes augmented by Guided Chaos principles. The best of 2 previous Combat Boxing seminars plus new material. Ricocheting, destructions, multi-hitting, hammerfists, backfists, "rabbit punches", scooping, clearing and much, much more for saving your life. Includes extensive training regimens combining both conventional boxing, closed-fist and elbow strikes, kicking and anti-grappling methods as well as some of the most comprehensive applications of Dropping Energy we've ever put on video. You don't have to have seen our other DVDs to grasp this one but it couldn't hurt.


Finally, the Slam Bag Video is a short, nasty DVD (or MATRIX DOWNLOAD) which explains and demonstrates the effectiveness of Slam Bag training. In short, Slam Bag training builds Dropping Energy, timing, and crushing hand strength and hitting power for ripping, shredding and striking. The Combat Conditioning DVD has more Slam Bag drills than any other DVD but again, it has no explanations or applications.

 

Similarly, the Combat Balance Board Video trains dynamic (as opposed to static), “Combat” balance for attacking and defending in the midst of chaos.

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