1. Many popularly taught knife methodologies ignore the forensic reality of violence and look like dancing.
  2. Many popularly taught knife methodologies ignore the ugly reality of what knives can actually do to your body (just go to Google images and put in "knife wounds". Now that is what you have to take into account when choosing how to train).

From the military to civilians and even the police-- knife, gun and stick fighting is often taught unrealistically. Based on the brutal, bloody, forensic homicide research of former detective John Perkins plus Perkins' over 100 seriously violent arrests, this comprehensive 4 part DVD series separates film fantasy from forensic fact and dojo delusions from real combat. 

The Guided Chaos




A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW--by Ari Kandel, 4th degree GC

Thomas Edison supposedly said, "Ninety percent of genius is knowing what doesn't work."
Nowhere is that more true than in defending yourself, unarmed, against a knife attack.
If you practice something that is theoretically effective, against theoretical attacks intended (even subconsciously) to allow the theoretical defense to work, you may be badly surprised by the different dynamic of a real attack, right before you are gravely injured.
In the Guided Chaos Weapons Series DVD, "Knife Defense," John Perkins, Al Ridenhour and their students go to great lengths to equip viewers with that first 90% of knowledge. They also offer valuable advice to help you begin to fill in the last 10%.
Due to the impossibly fast, furious and chaotic aggression of a committed, murderous attack with a knife, the basic tactics taught are all predicated on maximizing distance between the knife and your vital organs while creating the opportunity to escape, damaging the attacker(s) if necessary to achieve that. These tactics include:

▶︎ Effective standing kicking (emphasis on EFFECTIVE--good balance and other attributes and knowledge are critical to making this work)

▶︎Kicking from the ground (using Guided Chaos ground fighting methods), and using the "Dog Dig" motion to facilitate your escape or attack.


Of course, deep subconscious understanding of the Guided Chaos principles enhances all of this.
The teachings are backed up by true stories of their real-world use. The details of the stories will help you to "get your mind right." Training methods are demonstrated and critiqued.
The realities of hold-up/kidnapping situations are addressed as well. Here again, erroneous expectations can lead to real problems. Both physical and behavioral/psychological dynamics and tactics are addressed and trained. While the unpredictability of such situations precludes any guarantees, as usual, the basic Guided Chaos principles of sensitivity and dropping are critical. So is preventing the situation from getting to that point in the first place through awareness.
A valuable feature of this DVD is an extensive examination of combat in confined space, using the infamous Hellevators (versions 1 and 2). Various training drills are shown to teach how to gain balance, power and other advantages from walls and other structures. Some of these demonstrations get pretty darn brutal.
This DVD will not make you a knife defense genius. However, studying it, practicing the training drills presented, and cultivating the basic Guided Chaos principles will go a long way towards preventing you from becoming a knife defense statistic.

Get The Entire Guided Chaos Weapons Series:


▶︎ Part 1: Knife Offense

▶︎ Part 2: Knife Defense

▶︎ Part 3: Cane vs. Knife

▶︎ Part 4: Bare Hands to Handguns

Plus, our latest:


▶︎ The Tomahawk & Ground Fighting Seminar DVD

Be the martial artist you are truly capable of becoming...and stun everyone, including yourself, at how different, effective and effortless your movement will be by training with the GUIDED CHAOS WEAPONS SERIES PART 2 DVD!

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WARNING: The information on these videos is extremely dangerous and is not intended for sport, play or competition but for the sole purpose of protecting yourself in an unprovoked attack on your life.


Part 2, Knife Offense DVD approx. 72 minutes total on 1 disc; $29.95 plus shipping and handling. NTSC video format. (New York State residents must pay additional sales tax). Please allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.


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