THE ONLY GUIDED CHAOS SCHOOL TEACHING THE COMPLETE GC CURRICULUM
Focused, intensive instruction on every component of the Guided Chaos system at our AWARD WINNING (2 years in a row) custom-equipped headquarters (try out the new GC "Crash Rack"!). We are committed to stimulating exponential learning with training, drills, methods and principles found nowhere else.
Adults Only: NO kids* - NO katas - NO uniforms - NO Nonsense. Wear comfortable (clean) street clothes and rubber-soled shoes (no black scuff marks!). *Teens accompanied by parent may be admitted to class at instructor's discretion. Instructors: Lt Col Al Ridenhour USMC (GC Master); Matt Kovsky (GC Master); special group classes with Grandmaster John Perkins; Private and semi-private instruction with GM Perkins.
Location:8 Vreeland Ave. (at Bodywerx II Personal Training Center), Elmsford NY 10523. Driving directions. From the Tappan Zee Bridge: Take 87 to exit 8A for NY-119 towards Elmsford (don't get on the Saw Mill). Go left on 119 then in about 1/2 mile make a left on Vreeland (directly opposite Pete's Saloon). Note: Vreeland Ave. is one-way from 119 East, make a legal left across double line about 50 feet before the 9A/Central Ave. traffic light (at the one way sign). Train/bus from Manhattan: Take Metro North Harlem/Hudson line to Tarrytown; #13 bus to Elmsford Square (Bus Map). Metro North train schedule. From the south: Saw Mill Pkwy North, take exit 21E E toward Elmsford, turn right onto W Main St (119), quick left on Vreeland (directly opposite Pete's Saloon). Note: Vreeland Ave. is one-way from 119 East, make a legal left across double line about 50 feet before the 9A/Central Ave. traffic light (at the one way sign).
Elmsford Classes Convenient To:Tarrytown, White Plains, Sleepy Hollow, Thornwood, Briar Cliff, Ossining, Hawthorne, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Greenburgh, Valhalla, Hastings, Pleasantville, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Bronxville, Yonkers, Riverdale, Mamaroneck or anywhere in Westchester; also Nyack, Nanuet.
FREE 1/2 Hour Private Intro Lesson with GC Master Lt Col Al Ridenhour USMC: REQUIRED for all NEW GC students. Whether you're a beginner or a black belt, GC is very different from most other systems. To get you oriented and learning as fast as possible we will schedule you a free 1/2 hour private intro lesson with Master Ridenhour so you can hit the ground running in our group classes. Free private intro lessons are given by appointment Mon., Wed., and Thurs. at 6:30pm; Sat. and Sun. at 10 am. Make appointment.
Guided Chaos principles, Contact & Combat Flow Matt Kovsky
Guided Chaos Contact Flow Al Ridenhour
Guided Chaos Contact Flow Al Ridenhour
ANNOUNCEMENTS (Check here for last minute cancellations due to weather, etc.): ------------------------------------------ **NO CLASS SUNDAY APRIL 16 (EASTER) **CLASS FEE INCREASE: DUE TO THE FACT OUR RENT HAS BEEN RAISED 3 TIMES SINCE WE OPENED, ELMSFORD GC HQ RATES HAVE BEEN INCREASED APPROX. $20 ON MOST CLASSES. **NEXT MASTER CLASS SUNDAY 6/4, 11AM-1PM (OPEN TO 1ST DEGREES AND UP ONLY). $50 CASH PAYABLE DIRECTLY TO GM PERKINS. REGULAR CLASS FOLLOWS FROM 1PM-2PM, OPEN TO ALL.
*NEW STUDENTS (NEVER TAKEN A GC CLASS BEFORE) UP TO 1/2 OFF:
CHOICE OF: 1. Single Class: $25; (regularly $40). 2. 1/2 OFF BLOCKS of 5 or 10 Classes: BLOCK of 5 Classes $65 (regularly $130); BLOCK of 10 Classes: $90 (regularly $180) 3. 1/2 OFF 1 Month UNLIMITED Classes per Calendar month: $130 (regularly $255).
NEW STUDENTS: IF YOU SIGN UP FOR 6 OR 12 MONTHS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR FIRST CLASS: 6 Month Unlimited Classes: $215/month Autopay (regularly $230) 12 Month Unlimited Classes: $190/month Autopay (regularly $205)
Bring a New Student: GET 1 MONTH 1/2 PRICE (If they purchase 10 or more classes)
FAMILY SPECIAL: Parent(s) attending with adult children (age 16 and above) all receive 10% discount off regular rates.
Special Pricing for Law Enforcement, military personnel (active or retired) and Seniors (retired + 65 and over) (Contact us to get below rates):
Instructor: Yosef Susskind, certified GCC instructor, 4th degree Guided Chaos. Description: Contact Flow Workshop: A moving meditation and personalized diagnostic. Fine-tuning the mental and physical principles of the art. GC Combatives Initiation: GC-Enhanced WWII Military Close Combat and Modified Native American Groundfighting. Fundamental lifesaving tools and tactics that can be mastered and applied by students at all levels. Time: Tues. nights 7:30-9pm Location: 22 Forshay Rd Monsey NY 10952 (private home belonging to school). Fees: $20/class; $75 private lessons (discount intro rate: $50 if you participate in group classes as well). EMAIL YOSEF TO JOIN (address below). Contact: joesusskind[AT]gmail[DOT]com
Instructor: GC master Lt Col Al Ridenhour Description: GC principles and drills, Contact Flow. This is a brand new class that's comprised of the Philly Training Group and meets when convenient however it is open to everyone. If you're in the Philly area don't miss out on this tremendous opportunity to learn GC from a master instructor. Fees: To get involved and get price information, email John at wutandao57@yahooDOTcom. Location:Ba'z Tai chi and Kung Fu Studio
Instructor: GC 2nd degree and Corrections Officer Bob Miller (See Newspaper article on Bob). Description: GC drills, principles and Contact Flow. Class is currently made up of Law Enforcement Officers but untrained civilians, novices and women are welcome. Private lessons also available. Adults only. Fees:Member price $35.00 a month, Non-member Price $40.00 a month. Per class: $20 Location:Aarestad Physical Therapy and Fitness Center 198 S. Oregon St. Ontario, OR 97914. Classes Saturdays 9AM-Noon. Call for private lesson times and rates 208-405-8253 or email us for more information.
Bob Miller has been studying various styles of martial arts since he was 15 years old, including Shaolin Kung Fu, American Kenpo, Chinese Kenpo and Dragon Kenpo (in which he holds a 2nd degree black belt). As a Correctional Officer for over ten years, he also has had training in verbal judo, defensive tactics, riot control, hostage rescue, lethal and less-lethal tactics, ammunition, suicide prevention, first-aid, firearms usage, crime scene preservation and investigation, and cell extraction. He is a prior member of the Security Threat Group Team (gang task force), Correctional Emergency Response Team, and a Field Training Officer. You can see Bob in the New York Times feature on John Perkins and Guided Chaos.
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA ● FL IS A LEVEL FOUR GC SCHOOL Instructor: Ari Kandel, GC 4th degree "Ari has trained hard over the years..I and the other master instructors have trained him especially for teaching...Ari has a natural talent for communicating Guided Chaos...I can't praise him enough...If you have the chance to train with Ari you will receive in depth understanding if you have the desire." --GM Perkins Description:Guided Chaos principles, drills and Contact Flow, GCC, Groundfighting. Adults only. Schedule: Tuesdays 8:30 - 10 p.m. Location:C's Kenpo Karate, 9793 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434 Directly behind Best Buy. Turn in at Einsteins Bagels on Glades Road, and we are 300 yards up on the left. Sign above door says "Karate". Website: http://www.internalselfdefense.com/ Attackproof.com page: Boca Raton Real World Self-defense and Internal Martial Arts More Info: Call 917-576-5742; email@example.com Please bring clean, non-marking sneakers to train in. Reviews:"Ari, thanks for the great class last night! So cool to finally have
a local [Guided Chaos] instructor. I think you are one of the best
teachers. It's one thing to know your stuff and another thing to be able
to teach it. You do a good job of both. We are honored to have you in
our neck of the woods and I am looking forward to more training." ------ "Last Sunday I had the distinct pleasure of training with Ari Kandel at an all day seminar in South San Francisco set up by Steve Philliber. There were ten of us present, all from the So. San Francisco GC Group. Ari is a great GC instructor. He has the ability to break down the principals of GC into smaller easy to understand steps / lessons which enhance learning and making them easier to apply. Ari has a way of distilling and then explaining the differences that make the difference in how to learn this art. He can effectively explain the subtleties within the subtleties, that for me made a world of difference in how I move and generate power. This, in my opinion, is a gifted instructor. If you ever have an opportunity to train with Ari, I suggest you take it.... well worth the time and investment." --Jerry A.
Instructor: Steve Philliber GC 2nd degree--certified GCC instructor Description:Guided Chaos principles, drills and Contact Flow, Groundfighting, Guided Chaos Combatives: Awareness, power-hitting, Dropping, GC-enhanced WWII hand-to-hand self-defense, 7 attack-scenarios training. Time: Group classes: Sunday mornings 10:30am-12:30pm/Tuesday evenings-7:45pm-9:00pm. (Private lessons: time by arrangement). Location: Clubview Apartments- 849 West Orange Avenue. South San Francisco, CA 94080 Fees: First 3 months of training $100/month. This includes all group classes plus a required monthly private lesson, duration of 60-90 minutes. (The private lesson is required as I want to cultivate rapid development of your GC/GCC skills). After 3 months, cost for group classes is $20/class or $70 month. The private lesson is not required after 3 months. Cost of optional private lessons, if desired, is $60 for a 60-90 minute session. Contact: guidedchaossf@gmail[DOT]com (Replace [DOT] with "." when typing.)
Instructor: Martin Chavez GC 3rd degree, certified GCC instructor. Former Marine under GC Master Lt Col Al Ridenhour. Martin is also a professional actor working on both coasts. Description:Guided Chaos principles, drills and Contact Flow, Groundfighting, Guided Chaos Combatives: Awareness, power-hitting, Dropping, GC-enhanced WWII hand-to-hand self-defense, 7 attack-scenarios training. Currently Martin is available for private and small group instruction. Time: Contact Martin for more info Location: Contact Martin for more info Fees: Contact Martin for more info Contact: Cell 917-548-5745; martinchavez33@gmail[DOT]com. Replace [DOT] with "." when typing. Reviews: "I was fortunate enough to have 3 private training sessions with Martin...these opportunities are invaluable. I've been a distance learner for over 6 years now and believe me it can be frustrating to know that on the other side of the world, classes are on hand to people who are clueless as to how amazing this stuff is and how skilled many of the trainers really are...the time with Martin was a tipping point for me. His training allowed me to really connect once again with all the principles and how they all linked up as one... I got the gestalt of the thing at a new deeper level...I clearly experienced where my gaps were in my training and ability and Martin guided me skillfully to amend and improve...Martin made the art simple and direct again for me...this gives me far more focus and purpose as a distance learner. What continues to amaze me is how all of the high level practitioners I have had the good fortune to train with express this art uniquely yet so similarly. It's a true testament to the approach of training principles not techniques.
Instructor: Guided Chaos 2nd Degree Michael James Description: GC drills, principles, Contact Flow, GCC, Groundfighting. Michael
is the only certified GC and Guided Chaos Combatives instructor outside
of the U.S. and also holds a Black Sash in Tai Chi Chuan and a 1st Dan
Black Belt in Ken Jitsu Kai (sword art). Unity Martial Arts is a multi-discipline school offering training in a variety of arts. Fees: See Unity link below Location:Unity Martial Arts Academy Check their Facebook page. Farnham royal sports ground, beaconsfield rd, slough, SL2 3PU SL2 3PU, United Kingdom Phone: +44 7883 073930.
Instructor: Luciano Imoto, 1st degree Guided Chaos. Luciano is the first certified GC instructor in South America (and the second instructor outside of the U.S.). He has been studying various styles of martial arts since he was 16 years old, including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Ving Tsun, Taijiquan, Yiquan/Xing Yi, Kyokushin, Taikiken, Systema, Capoeira and Aikido (in which he holds a 2nd degree black belt). He is the owner of Academia Imoto and a professional instructor of civilian and police self-defense and MMA fitness methods. (Academia Imoto is also a multi-discipline school offering training in a variety of arts.) Description: Academia Imoto is a certified Guided Chaos school. Guided Chaos teaches free- form, adaptive self-defense for saving your life. GC drills, principles, Contact Flow, GC Ground-fighting (completely different from MMA) Location: Rua Jorge Tibiriça, 251 - Vila Mariana - 04126-000 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil Fees and class schedule: See Academia Imoto link below Contact: Academia Imoto (55 11) 5083-3825; Luciano Imoto (55 11) 97454-9111; E-mail: info[AT]academiaimoto.com
Instructor: Brent Ames, GCC certified. Brent started his training as a
student of Jim Hartley in 1986. He has studied and taught American
Karate,Kickboxing and Jim Harrison’s Bushidokan self-defense
combatives. As one of the few people who has earned an American Karate
black belt, Brent is in a unique position to enhance your current
external style skills with Guided Chaos principles and help you make the
full transition to the Guided Chaos system if you choose. Description: Guided Chaos Combatives and Guided Chaos principals including Contact Flow and Groundfighting. Location: 13936 W. 108th St. Lenexa, KS. Fees, Classes and website info:Kansas City Chaos Combatives Kansas City Chaos Combatives attackproof page
ATLANTA COMBATIVES CENTER/GC TRAINING GROUP ● ATLANTA COMBATIVES IS A LEVEL ONE GC SCHOOL Instructor: Omari George, certified GCC instructor, 1st degree Guided Chaos Description: Guided Chaos Combatives. Awareness, power-hitting, Dropping, GC-enhanced WWII hand-to-hand self-defense, 7 attack-scenarios training. Class will also be an informal GC Training Group center. Time: Tues, Thurs 6:30pm - 8:00pm; Sat 12:00pm - 1:30pm Mondays - private lessons (by appointment only). Location:3293 Buford Hwy NE Suite #500, Brookhaven, GA, 30329 Fees: $20/class; $100/month (all classes) ; $65/month (Sat. only) Contact: Buckhead Fight Club 678-322-7511; Omari 973 454-9174; email gchaosatl[AT]gmail.com Website:Buckheadfightclub.com
1. Sport fighting or competitive grappling. Sport matches have rules, the street does not. The street has multiple attackers, sport matches do not. Read more.
2. Flowery, fancy moves. This is not a movie and your attacker won't be impressed.
3. Delusional "Reality-based self defense" with no correlation to reality. There are very expensive systems out there that claim to have some special secrets to surviving violent attacks that have no correlation to the forensic reality of real violence:
Systems of locks and holds that will "immobilize" the attacker. Why do you see gangs of police officers piling on top of single perps on TV episodes of Cops and youtube? Because locks only work on drunks. And forget about "controlling" the enemy's knife hand at adrenaline speed...unless you want to become hamburger.
Systems that focus only on hitting the enemy's lethal targets while ignoring both your own defense and the enemy's attacks on you--even if they have weapons. It doesn't matter HOW MANY lethal targets you know--NO ONE is going to just LET you hit them!
It defies reason but there are extremely expensive "realistic" self defense courses out there that would have you dive in on your attacker and completely ignore what he's throwing at you--kind of like the ancient Samurai who believed they were immune to bullets fired from European guns. Here's the reality: Bad guys hit back...and defend themselves as well. To dive in with no understanding that your strikes will not only be blocked but that you will be pummeled as well (by someone bigger and stronger than you) and with no notion of defense or evasion defies the forensic reality of true violence. You can only pray that your attacker is as weak and uncommitted as these other "experts" suggest. And you can't just "trade" blows with a knifer...or shooter--and survive intact.
4. Tell you there are "secret" Pressure Points that will magically provide "one-touch knockouts" of your attackers. There are only two "pressure points" that have real stopping power against an enraged, determined enemy: the throat and the eyes. All the others have greatly limited effectiveness during the wild chaos of real violence. Police reports show that even direct kicks to the groin can be withstood by psychotic or meth-addicted monsters. The trick is getting to your targets while simultaneously protecting your own.
5. Promise you you'll become invincible. ("We guarantee you'll stop a murderous motorcycle gang with one hand tied behind your back!"). Schools that make promises like that are worse than dangerous. We make no guarantees because as cops, Feds and soldiers, we know real violence is a crap-shoot. Even when you "win" you can be seriously injured. But we teach what we have found to be the best tools to survive.
WHAT WE DO:
1. Teach you to flow and adapt with your attacker, blending your defense and offense simultaneously, spontaneously, and without pre-planned moves. Essentially you will learn to create your defense moment-by-moment, giving you what you need, when you need it, to survive and escape. And we start teaching you this from Day One--not after 20 years.
2. We teach the mastery of 5 principles of dynamic motion using unique drills--and not rigid techniques. These are Balance, Body Unity, Looseness and Sensitivity, culminating in the 5th principle: Total Freedom of Action and Adaptivity. No one else does this, or does it the way we do. Read more.
3. For beginners and those short on time, we teach simple, brutal, easy to learn methods based on proven World War II Close Quarters Combat taught to our soldiers in 8 hours to fight the Japanese in the jungles of the Pacific (who were all thought to be karate and judo masters). Unfortunately this is not what is being taught to cops and soldiers today. These methods have been enhanced with select Guided Chaos principles (hitting power and balance) and are effective against most attacks you're likely to encounter. You can then go on to learn the entire art of Guided Chaos which is much more advanced--yet make quicker progress than with most systems.
4. Groundfighting and Weapons defenses based on the forensic reality of true violence, not sportive grappling or delusional disarms that can make things far worse. These martial myths are hard to believe when shown for what they are, yet they comprise the majority of what is being taught in the biggest schools today.
...is acomprehensivemartial art and self-defense curriculum created in 1978 by former crime scene expert John Perkins. It promotes exponential learning in both beginning and advanced students. It is based on concepts from World War II Combatives, Native American fighting, Combat Tai Chi, and the ancient Greek art of Eleftheri Pali.
SIMPLE METHODSyou can master in weeks. Guided Chaos Combatives are simple, brutal methods based on enhanced World War II hand-to-hand fighting.
ADVANCED METHODStake you as far as you can go, faster. Guided Chaos is an American style that turns the entire self-defense/martial art learning curve upside down. You will be practicing and UNDERSTANDING the most sought after and advanced martial arts concepts RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING that few, if any, practitioners train, if ever. No mystical crap--everything is based 100% on physics and physiology. We have no secrets and hold nothing back.
CONTACT FLOWis a revolutionary, free-form training method utilizing drills, exercises and principles that cover everything from Awareness and avoidance to hand-to-hand and weapons training.
This safe, "anything goes" method has you learning faster and more completely by stressing ADAPTATION AND IMPROVISATION--as opposed to rigid techniques that have been proven to fail under extreme pressure.
The GUIDED CHAOS CONTACT FLOW training method does this by combining proven, World War II combat methods with highly advanced "internal energy" principles that were previously understood by very few individuals. (Tai Chi students may study for decades and never master them.) It is a unique Guided Chaos "anything-goes", free-form sparring exercise focusing on energy, sensitivity, balance, body unity, looseness and adaptivity.
Although it appears somewhat similar to tai chi push-hands and wing chun chi sao in appearance, it utilizes all forms of striking, kicking, gouging, breaking, groundfighting, and military combatives as well as a proprietary method of power development called "Drop-Force Striking" (which is not used in any other martial art)--in short, everything and anything that may occur in Real World violence. Part of this involves the training of "Combat Consciousness": an all-out Warrior Mentality that takes into account the kind of dynamic, changing, unchoreographed chaos that characterizes true violence.
Contact Flow is practiced both at slow speed to maximize the development of the above attributes, all the way up to full speed (depending upon the participants’ skill level) but always at the same agreed upon speed with the end result of fulfilling the Guided Chaos maxim of becoming "Unavailable yet Unavoidable."
Anti-mugging, rape and car-jacking material as well as knife, gun and club defenses are presented along with anecdotal real life stories by John Perkins. The versatility of Guided Chaos means that you can get a good low-impact aerobic workout and develop effective fighting skills without having to be an Olympic athlete. While no previous training is necessary for learning Guided Chaos, John Perkins has a reputation for teaching Black Belts how to fight better.
1- Guided Chaos Combatives (GCC): Simple, quick and deadly, this is the first level of Guided Chaos.
HIT HARDER = HIT FASTER = MAKE THEM COUNT!
There are other World War II combative systems out there. Some are authentic and some are watered-down MacDojo nonsense. The best of these derive from the simple, effective techniques created for U.S. soldiers in World War II and used in thousands of documented police and military conflicts.
John Perkins takes these methods and supercharges them with principles from tai chi (internal energy) and Native American fighting concepts ("anything goes" adaptability). Understand that the original Close Quarters Combat developed by Colonel Rex Applegate, William Donovan and members of the OSS was lethal all by itself (it was devised because of a perceived inadequacy in our troops' Hand to Hand training compared to that of Japanese Soldiers schooled in Judo and Karate. This led to a training overhaul by our own military in the late 1930's and used in countless close engagements against Japanese troops in World War II.)
Guided Chaos Combatives is just the first level of Guided Chaos. It teaches you the basic weaponry in a short period of time. See the GCC manual, available as an Amazon Kindle eBook, and Amazon Paperback.
Earn your Guided Chaos Combatives Course Completion Certificate by successfully passing the GCC exam after completing approx. 20 classes (at the instructor's discretion). Testing fee: $50. This is a pre-requisite for taking the GCC Instructor Certification Exam.
Note: For the regular GCC class, students need to purchase their own light duty elbow pads similar to these for all our hitting drills.
GCC Certified Instructors as of 7/4/14: --Grandmaster John Perkins --Masters Al Ridenhour, Michael Watson, Matt Kovsky --Ari Kandel, 4th degree GC --Al Tino, 3rd degree GC --Ari Kandel, 4th dehree GCC --Kevin Harrell, 4th degree GC --Yosef Susskind, 3rd degree GC --Michael Goldman (Former Detective) re-certified 11/1/15 --Joe Martarano, 4th degree GC --Patrick Jones, 2nd degree GC --Mick James, 2nd degree GC --Michael Coplon 7/4/14 --Bill MacEachern 7/14/2012 --Devin Ronaldson 12/29/2012 --Omari George 8/18/13 --Brent Ames 5/1/14 --Steve Philliber 5/1/14 --Allan Johnson 5/1/14 --Bruce Wilson 5/1/14
NOTE: GCC Instructors are required to re-test yearly to maintain certification.
2- Guided Chaos:
Guided Chaos Combatives (above) is the first level of Guided Chaos. It teaches you the basic weaponry in a short period of time. You can then go on to learn the much more advanced mother art of Guided Chaos--a revolutionary system that frees your body and mind to fight with the natural animal motion best suited for humans. Rather than using robotic, regimented or sportive techniques, it focuses on pure adaptability to help you survive the unchoreographed chaos that characterizes every real life and death struggle. These methods are found nowhere else.
The creation of Guided Chaos: In 1978, ex-cop and former crime scene expert John Perkins broke away from all classical systems and created Ki Chuan Do ("The Way of the Spirit Fist") and the principles of Guided Chaos [in 1998 the name of the art itself was changed to Guided Chaos]. By abandoning all patterned technique training in favor of methods that promote spontaneity, creativity and adaptability, Perkins generated a tremendous amount of controversy among strict classicists but a lot of interest from security professionals, federal, state and metropolitan law enforcement officers as well as hand-to-hand tactics instructors from all branches of the U.S. military.
In Guided Chaos Contact/Combat Flow classes, everyone gets individual attention and learns at their own pace. You will never be subjected to regimented, robotic training typical of franchised MacDojos. Although we teach the most advanced internal principles right from the start, we hold nothing back and pack more into a 60 minute class than just about anyone...while making sure that everyone understands the concepts and gets the hands-on attention necessary. Training is intense, varied and fun--yet always focused on the goal of maximum combat adaptability and survival.
"Guided Chaos is a true link between Internal and External Martial Arts."
3- Guided Chaos Groundfighting (GCGF):
Like the rest of the art, GCGF has no techniques to lock up the mind. All REAL fights are un-patterned and unpredictable anyway. We emphasize principles of evasion and sensitivity that dictate you NOT attempt to control, grapple, lock up or otherwise directly engage the enemy (this leaves you vulnerable to multiple attackers). GCGF is not a sport. There's no "sparring" or point-fighting. You learn to fight ONLY to save your life. We teach reactive freedom so your body rolls, spins,
snakes and slithers from control, like a mongoose or enraged alley cat. This is
counter to most grappling philosophies.
This is counter to most grappling philosophies which are not mirrored in nature. When was the last time you saw a leopard put a figure 4 lock on an antelope? They rake with claws and teeth, going for the throat and the kill. To save your life or the life of a loved one, we teach free-flowing sledgehammer kicks from the ground that to the uninformed look like break dancing--but are deadly serious and far simpler, along with strikes to the eyes and throat with no controlling or submission moves or counter-moves. The last thing you need is to tie up with a bigger and stronger attacker. Disable the enemy and escape. See our comprehensive Groundfighting article for more info.
4. Guided Chaos Combat Conditioning
People always ask: "How do I get better at Guided Chaos?" The answer is simple: Do the drills!
To develop the 5 Main Principles (Balance, Body Unity, Looseness, Sensitivity and Complete Combat Adaptability), Grandmaster Perkins created unique drills and exercises found in no other system. Many of them combine attributes trained in other internal arts (Tai Chi, Bagua, Hsing-i, etc.) that would ordinarily take years to master.
The GCCC classes are intense, targeted, focused workouts comprised of all the GC drills found in our books and videos. They are designed to improve your core GC attributes as rapidly as possible no matter what your level of skill. By attending regularly, your Contact/Combat Flow will show demonstrable, continual improvement--and thus your fighting ability.
5.- Guided Chaos Weapons:
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 component of the complete Guided Chaos system separates film fantasy from forensic fact and dojo delusions from real combat. The training provides you effectives methods based on actual combat while exposing popular gun disarms and flowery stick and knife defenses that can get you killed. This training includes:
• Drills: Knife vs. Knife Variations--Myth vs. Reality • Native American (West Virginian Hill Country) Knife Fighting • Knife on the Ground vs. Knife • Drills: Knife vs. Knife Agility Drill • Drills: Knife (or Pen) vs. Multiple Attackers •Stand-up Kicking vs. The Knife •Groundfighting vs. the Knife •Drills: Bare-handed vs. the Knife •Drill: Enclosed Fighting "The Hell-evator" • Cane vs Knife • Cane Fighting from the Ground vs. Knife • Drills: Cane fighting From the Ground • Drills: Cane vs. Multiple Attackers in Close Quarters • Bare-hands to Handguns: Fantasy vs. Reality • Accessing Your Gun Under Pressure ...and much, much more
Intensive private instruction with Grandmaster Perkins: Get break-through training from the creator of GC in a uniquely personal setting at the fully-equipped GC HQ in Elmsford. $300.00/hour by appointment. Tuesday and Friday evenings or Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Email us to schedule your session.
In addition, Masters Ridenhour and Kovsky offer private lessons that will supercharge your learning. Also, Police Captain and GC Master Thomas Barnett has group lessons (by invitation only) for current GC students. Women may be interested in private lessons with Killeen, a 4th degree with an empathetic and empowering approach. For more info, email us at Attackproof.
Fees are as follows:
Grandmaster Perkins: $300/hour Masters Ridenhour and Kovsky: $200/hour
Ancient proverb: "A one-inch error at the start becomes a thousand-mile error by the end."
Can't make it to New York? Send us a 5 minute video of yourself doing Contact Flow with a partner and we will give you a detailed written analysis of what to work on in your training. Don't fly blind! Stay on track and maximize your development.
Once GM Perkins and Master Ridenhour have received or viewed your video, purchase an evaluation and they will send a comprehensive report detailing your current level, strong points, faults and what you need to work on (and how) to maximize your future development, tailored to your body and your needs. This will include drills, principles and even proprietary exercises to give you the adaptive edge. MORE INFO.
"I can already sense a massive improvement coming from putting in to practice just a few of the teachings that have been offered. Very much looking forward to tonight's training session...the results were extraordinary - we had to use all the principles to far greater effect...it really was mind blowing! ...Obviously we are very happy about all of this...Looking forward to putting all suggestions into practice." --Alistair, Australia
6 and 12 Month Unlimited Class Memberships require credit card "Autopay". The first payment will be pro-rated based on the number of weeks remaining for the 'sign-up' month. Scheduled payments thereafter will be the 1st of every month, until the expiration and/or cancellation of membership.
Single Month-to-month Unlimited Class membership may be set up as "Autopay" with a credit card (first month will be pro-rated), or you can pay-as-you-go (payment will apply from the 1st of the month and will not be pro-rated).
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION MUST BE GIVEN AT LEAST 10 DAYS PRIOR TO THE NEXT PAYMENT DUE DATE (THE FIRST OF THE NEXT MONTH).
Month-to-month may be canceled with no penalty or additional fees.
6 MONTH MEMBERSHIP WILL REVERT TO A "MONTH-TO-MONTH" FEE BASIS ($235) IN THE EVENT OF EARLY CANCELLATION. This balance will be charged retroactively for all months of active membership.
12 MONTH MEMBERSHIP (WITH OVER 6 MONTHS REMAINING) WILL REVERT TO A "MONTH TO MONTH" FEE BASIS ($235). This balance will be charged retroactively for all months of active membership. Cancellations will take effect the last day of a cycle month (for which a minimum of 10 days prior notice has been given). There will be no prorated refunds for partial months.
12 MONTH MEMBERSHIP (WITH LESS THAN 6 MONTHS REMAINING) WILL REVERT TO A "6 MONTH" FEE BASIS ($210). This balance will be charged retroactively for all months of active membership. Cancellations will take effect the last day of a cycle month (for which a minimum of 10 days prior notice has been given). There will be no prorated refunds for partial months.
All penalties are waived for medical reasons with doctor's note.
GC HEADQUARTERS Elmsford, NY Classes Daily--See schedule below
● FREE 1/2 HOUR INTRO
With GC Master Lt Col Al Ridenhour (If never taken ANY GC class before) by appointment Mon., Wed., and Thurs. at 6:30pm; Sat. and Sun. at 10 am. Make appointment.
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"Beyond anything I've seen"
"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. What I witnessed on the weekend of 26 and 27 March is the closest thing I've come across that resembles a modern-day, reality-based martial art and not just another 'combatives system'. Does it work? Hell, yeah! I got my arse well and truly kicked and at times felt like I was in the middle of a Jason Bourne fight scene."