GUIDED CHAOS

MARTIAL ART

STYLE COMPARISON CHART

"What's the best martial art system for me?"

 

All claim to be the best for self-defense. Only one delivers. Choose wisely.


 ATTRIBUTE

 ADVANTAGE

 DISADVANTAGE

 EMPHASIZED IN GUIDED CHAOS?

 EMPHASIZED IN OTHER ARTS?

Forms ("kata", etc.) training

Increases discipline, tradition, concentration, athletic condition, memorization of specific techniques

Programs your nervous system to react roboticly to true chaotic violence with patterned responses ("the way you train is the way you fight") resulting in freeze ups and inappropriate defense/offense for any given moment

Never

Most

 Closed fist strikes (excluding hammerfists)

Breaks bones, crushes soft tissue

Inadequate vs large attackers, can cause injury to hand when striking large bones, skull, requires perfect form or risks wrist injuries

Some, where appropriate

Most

Open hand strikes

Breaks bones, crushes soft tissue; safe for hitting large bones, skull; greater defensive sensitivity; penetrates enemy defenses better

None

 Absolutely

Some

Ripping, tearing, shredding, gouging strikes

Easily applied, almost impossible to defend

None offensively. Requires special training to defend AGAINST

Absolutely

Offensively: some.
Teaches defense against: none that we know of.

Head butts, biting

 Easily applied, difficult to defend

Head butting is usually taught incorrectly in many arts and can hurt you more than the enemy

Absolutely 

Few

Short range low kicking and stomping

Easily applied, almost impossible to defend 

None

Absolutely

Some



Internal or "soft" style techniques

Doesn't require an Olympian's body to work. Virtually only way to defeat a much larger, stronger, skilled enemy

Almost never taught as pure combat anymore. Practitioners often divorced from true forensic reality of violence

Absolutely, but taught differently from traditional "soft" internal styles such as aikido, tai chi, bagua, hsing i

see note on left

External or "hard" style techniques

Rewards those with superior physical attributes with limited increases in hitting power

Less useful for smaller, weaker individuals and exposes them to more danger. External training often decreases balance, sensitivity,  looseness and adaptivity.

Guided Chaos teaches you to be 99% soft (yin) and only 1% hard (yang) at the moment you make impact then become soft (unavailable) again.

Hard styles make up the majority of martial arts systems in the world.

Comprehensive balance training

Hit, defend, counter-attack, survive and recover during wild fighting

Must be taught dynamically, spontaneously and appropriately to the chaos of combat

 Absolutely

Virtually none that we know

Body unity training for power

Utilize full plyometric power of entire body mass and strength while maintaining looseness

If taught incorrectly creates tight, slow, weak and clumsy responses

 Absolutely

In some internal arts, usually incorrectly within a patterned form with no chaotic combat application

Looseness training to avoid and survive impacts, find openings

Ability to keep on fighting and go home

None

 Absolutely

Virtually none that we know of; sometimes in boxers, wrestlers and internal styles, usually misdirected and incompletely

Sensitivity training

Ability to sense openings and incoming attacks before your eyes can

None

 Absolutely

Supposed to be taught in internal styles, almost always incorrectly. Sometimes found in elite grapplers

Awareness and fear-focusing training

Avoid violence before it happens; channel adrenaline

Can create rigidity and paranoia if done improperly


Absolutely


Some

Modified Native American
groundfighting
(Guided Chaos Groundfighting)

You never know if you'll end up on the ground; allows you to strike and remain free of entanglement. No relation to MMA or submission grappling

None. Difficult for BJJ, MMA practitioners to learn since they are usually taught: 1-sportively with rules to "win" instead of disable and escape.
2-continuous entanglement with bigger, stronger enemies;
also makes you vulnerable to multiple attackers

Absolutely

Virtually none that we know

Knife, stick and gun fighting

A supreme advantage--maybe

Knife and stick usually taught with complex, flowery flourishes incompatible with life-and-death combat. 99% of gun fighting taught unrealistically as depicted in movies & TV. Disarms taught are usually nonsense.

Absolutely

Some

Proven in War
(True WWII Combatives)

Basic, quick striking methodology used in thousands of bloody, documented engagements in World War II by U.S. soldiers. Simple, practical, no-nonsense, reality based, survival techniques for ending a fight and going home

Politically incorrect. Popularly taught today in watered-down, eviscerated versions bearing little resemblance to the original.

Absolutely

A few, if that

Total Adaptivity, Improvisation and Spontaneity in the face of
Real Violence

Real violence is chaos and constantly changes. No two fights look exactly the same. What happens if your counter-attack doesn't work? You need to adapt to survive.

Almost impossible to learn with traditional martial art/self-defense teaching methods.

That's all we do!

None that we know of as standard practice. Sometimes acquired by elite, super-trained individuals who are able to dissolve everything they've ever learned into fluid, spontaneous responses.


 


 ATTRIBUTE

 ADVANTAGE

 DISADVANTAGE

 EMPHASIZED IN GUIDED CHAOS?

--------

 EMPHASIZED IN OTHER ARTS?

Forms ("kata", etc.) training

Increases discipline, tradition, concentration, athletic condition, memorization of specific techniques

Programs your nervous system to react roboticly to true chaotic violence with patterned responses ("the way you train is the way you fight") resulting in freeze ups and inappropriate defense/offense for any given moment

Never

----------

Most

 Closed fist strikes (excluding hammerfists)

Breaks bones, crushes soft tissue

Inadequate vs large attackers, can cause injury to hand when striking large bones, skull, requires perfect form or risks wrist injuries

Some, where appropriate

----------
Most

Open hand strikes

Breaks bones, crushes soft tissue; safe for hitting large bones, skull; greater defensive sensitivity; penetrates enemy defenses better

None

 Absolutely
----------
Some

Ripping, tearing, shredding, gouging strikes

Easily applied, almost impossible to defend

None offensively. Requires special training to defend AGAINST

Absolutely
---------
Offensively: some.
Teaches defense against: none that we know of.

Head butts, biting

 Easily applied, difficult to defend

Head butting is usually taught incorrectly in many arts and can hurt you more than the enemy

Absolutely
----------
Few 

Short range low kicking and stomping

Easily applied, almost impossible to defend 

None

Absolutely
----------
Some



Internal or "soft" style techniques

Doesn't require an Olympian's body to work. Virtually only way to defeat a much larger, stronger, skilled enemy

Almost never taught as pure combat anymore. Practitioners often divorced from true forensic reality of violence

Absolutely, but taught differently from traditional "soft" internal styles such as aikido, tai chi, bagua, hsing i
-----------
see note above

External or "hard" style techniques

Rewards those with superior physical attributes with limited increases in hitting power

Less useful for smaller, weaker individuals and exposes them to more danger. External training often decreases balance, sensitivity,  looseness and adaptivity.

Guided Chaos teaches you to be 99% soft (yin) and only 1% hard (yang) at the moment you make impact then become soft (unavailable) again.
----------
Hard styles make up the majority of martial arts systems in the world.

Comprehensive balance training

Hit, defend, counter-attack, survive and recover during wild fighting

Must be taught dynamically, spontaneously and appropriately to the chaos of combat

 Absolutely
-----------
Virtually none that we know

Body unity training for power

Utilize full plyometric power of entire body mass and strength while maintaining looseness

If taught incorrectly creates, tight, slow, weak and clumsy responses

 Absolutely
----------
Virtually none that we know

Looseness training to avoid and survive impacts, find openings

Ability to keep on fighting and go home

None

 Absolutely
----------
Virtually none that we know of; sometimes in boxers, wrestlers and internal styles, usually misdirected and incompletely

Sensitivity training

Ability to sense openings and incoming attacks before your eyes can

None

 Absolutely
-----------
Supposed to be taught in internal styles, almost always incorrectly. Sometimes found in elite grapplers

Awareness and fear-focusing training

Avoid violence before it happens; channel adrenaline

Can create rigidity and paranoia if done improperly


Absolutely
-----------
Some

Modified Native American
groundfighting
(Guided Chaos Groundfighting)

You never know if you'll end up on the ground; allows you to strike and remain free of entanglement. No relation to MMA or submission grappling

None. Difficult for BJJ, MMA practitioners to learn since they are usually taught: 1-sportively with rules to "win" instead of disable and escape.
2-continuous entanglement with bigger, stronger enemies;
also makes you vulnerable to multiple attackers

Absolutely
-----------
Virtually none that we know

Knife, stick and gun fighting

A supreme advantage--maybe

Knife and stick usually taught with complex, flowery flourishes incompatible with life-and-death combat. 99% of gun fighting taught unrealistically as depicted in movies & TV. Disarms taught are usually nonsense.

Absolutely
------------
Some

Proven in War
(True WWII Combatives)

Basic, quick striking methodology used in thousands of bloody, documented engagements in World War II by U.S. soldiers. Simple, practical, no-nonsense, reality based, survival techniques for ending a fight and going home

Politically incorrect. Popularly taught today in watered-down, eviscerated versions bearing little resemblance to the original.

Absolutely
-----------
A few, if that

Total Adaptivity, Improvisation and Spontaneity in the face of
Real Violence

Real violence is chaos and constantly changes. No two fights look exactly the same. What happens if your counter-attack doesn't work? You need to adapt to survive.

Almost impossible to learn with traditional martial art/self-defense teaching methods.

That's all we do!
------------
None that we know of as standard practice. Sometimes acquired by elite, super-trained individuals who are able to dissolve everything they've ever learned into fluid, spontaneous responses.


 

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