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GUIDED CHAOS CLASSES:
The Fastest Way to Learn Survival Self-Defense
  
WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT

 
                       1. SIMPLE brutal methods that can be mastered in weeks.

                       2. ADVANCED methods that can take you to the highest levels in the shortest time.
                       3. You get MORE PERSONAL ATTENTION than at any other school (read reviews)
LOCATIONS

NEW YORK: Elmsford | Manhattan | Kingston | Cold Spring

Atlanta | Florida & San Fran.-coming soon | Philadelphia | Oregon | United Kingdom | Brazil 
Self defense school convenient to: Tarrytown, White Plains, Elmsford, Sleepy Hollow, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Valhalla, Hastings, Pleasantville, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Nyack, Nanuet  
  ELMSFORD NY
Self defense school located near Tarrytown, White Plains, Elmsford, Sleepy Hollow, Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Valhalla, Hastings, Pleasantville, Scarsdale, Hartsdale, Nyack, Nanuet

● ELMSFORD IS A LEVEL FIVE GC SCHOOL

 
THE ONLY GUIDED CHAOS SCHOOL
TEACHING THE COMPLETE GC CURRICULUM

Focused, intensive instruction on every component of the Guided Chaos system at our new, 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.

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.
 
2 B.O.B.s Westchester classes near Tarrytown, White Plains, Scarsdale Dynamic drop-hitting balance drills
GC HEADQUARTERS CLASS SCHEDULE | CLASS DESCRIPTIONS | Questions? | 877 288-2258

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.
 

SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
11 AM Guided Chaos principles,
Contact & Combat Flow

GM Perkins





Combat
Conditioning
Al Ridenhour
12 PM
Guided Chaos principles,
Contact & Combat Flow

Al Ridenhour



Special class
with GM Perkins
$30 (separate
from other classes)

Guided Chaos
Combatives
(GCC)
Matt Kovsky
1 PM Open Contact
Flow practice
(open to all levels)
Al Ridenhour





Guided Chaos
Groundfighting
Al Ridenhour
2 PM





Guided Chaos
principles,
Contact &
Combat Flow
Al Ridenhour
6:00PM






7:30PM
Guided Chaos
Combatives
(GCC)
Matt Kovsky

Combat
Conditioning
Al Ridenhour
Combat
Conditioning
Al Ridenhour


8:30PM
Guided Chaos principles,
Contact & Combat Flow
Matt Kovsky

Guided Chaos
Contact Flow
Al Ridenhour
Combat
Boxing
Al Ridenhour


9:30PM






NEXT MASTER CLASS: SUNDAY AUG 24th 11 AM
(special 2-hour master class with Grandmaster Perkins every other month for $50 for 1st degrees and up)
NOTE: There WILL be regular classes for all levels AFTER the Master Class ends at 1pm.

 
GC HEADQUARTERS: Schedule News & Notes
SPECIALS:

*NEW STUDENTS (NEVER TAKEN A GC CLASS BEFORE) UP
TO 1/2 OFF:


CHOICE OF:

1. Single Class: $20; (regularly $35).
2. 1/2 OFF BLOCKS of 5 or 10 Classes: BLOCK of 5 Classes $55 (regularly $110); BLOCK of 10 Classes: $80 (regularly $160)
3. 1/2 OFF 1 Month UNLIMITED Classes per Calendar month: $118 (regularly $235).

NEW STUDENTS: IF YOU SIGN UP FOR 6 OR 12 MONTHS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF YOUR FIRST CLASS:
6 Month Unlimited Classes: $195/month Autopay (regularly $210)
12 Month Unlimited Classes: $170/month Autopay (regularly $185)
 

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.
 

Light elbow pads required for GCC class; bag gloves recommended
Only Rubber sole shoes allowed in school (no black scuff marks!)

 

FEES: No hidden fees, no sketchy contracts, no uniforms, no B.S.!

GC HEADQUARTERS: Class Fees
1 Class $35
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For NEW Students signing up within 30 days of 1st class
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$170/month (Autopay required)
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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
with GM Perkins, masters Ridenhour, Kovsky
$300/hr (GM Perkins)
$200/hr (Ridenhour, Kovsky)

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Special Pricing for Law Enforcement (Contact us to get below rates):

$30 (single class)
$90 (block of 5)
$140 (block of 10)
$200 (1 month unlimited)
$180 (6 month unlimited)
$160 (12 month unlimited)

MANHATTAN SELF-DEFENSE CLUB
● THIS IS A LEVEL TWO GC SCHOOL
 
*NOTE: There will be no classes in August. if you are interested in regular classes in September,
contact Gary Abatelli directly.

Instructor:
Gary Abatelli, 4th degree Guided Chaos.
Description: GC Contact Flow
Time:
Tues Night, 6:30p - 8:30p
Location: Chelsea Studios-Theaterworks USA, 151 West 26 St., Near FIT, Between 6th and 7th Avenues.

See the board, sheet in the lobby, or ask someone at the desk what room Guided Chaos is in
that evening. Theaterworks Phone: 212-647-1100
Fees: First class: free to observe; $20/class thereafter
Studio Web: theatreworksusa.org/chelsea.cfm
Google Map: Chelsea Studios
Contact: Gary Abatelli, 212-924-5887
MANHATTAN CHAOS COMBAT CENTER/GC TRAINING GROUP
● THIS IS A LEVEL ONE GC SCHOOL
 
Instructor: Devin Ronaldson, certified GCC instructor, 2nd 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: Thurs. nights, 6:30-8pm
Location:
440 studios (440 Lafayette st. @Astor place) room 3A
Fees: $20/class
Contact:
Devin Ronaldson; devinronaldson@gmail[DOT]com or 718-873-4916
Website: Chaoscombat.com

THE ZEN GORILLA'S SELF-DEFENSE TRAINING CENTER [MAP]
● KINGSTON IS A LEVEL FIVE GC SCHOOL

Praise for the Kingston class


Joe Martarano, 4th degree GCInstructor: Joe Martarano, 5th degree GC, Certified GCC Instructor.
Description: Guided Chaos principles, drills and Contact Flow, GCC, Groundfighting.
Adults only.
Time: Sunday 7-9pm; Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:30pm; Thursday Open Training 7:30pm - 9:30).
Fees: $25/class (Drop in); Economy Monthly $65 (2 classes/week); Golden Membership $100 (2 classes week plus special privileges). Also offered: Private and Small group
Training and Events.
Location: 348 Broadway, Kingston, New York.
Info:
(845) 430-9227 cluborganizer@hotmail[DOT]com

COLD SPRING, TLC STUDIO
COLD SPRING IS A LEVEL FIVE GC SCHOOL

Grandmaster Tim CarronInstructor: Grandmaster Tim Carron.
Description: GC Contact Flow
Time: Wednesday at 5:30pm.
Fees: $100 per month due on the first Wednesday of the month or $30 for walk-ins. All new
students have to do a private class at $50 for the half hour before joining the Wednesday class.
Location:
TLC
Photo Studio 11 Peekskill Road, Cold Spring NY 10516
info@tlcphotostudio[DOT]com
845.809.5446
Special Class: First Wednesday of the month with Grandmaster Perkins
PHILADELPHIA, PA. AD HOC CLASS
● PHILLY IS A LEVEL FIVE GC SCHOOL

Lt Col Ridenhour, teaches classes near White Plains, Hartsdale, TarrytownInstructor: 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 Gary at advancedk@aolDOTcom or John at wutandao57@yahooDOTcom.
Location: Ba'z Tai chi and Kung Fu Studio
FRUITLAND, IDAHO/ONTARIO, OREGON CLASSES [MAP]
● IDAHO IS A LEVEL TWO GC SCHOOL

1st degree Bob Miller 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. Y
ou can see Bob in the New York Times feature on John Perkins and Guided Chaos.
FT. LAUDERDALE AREA, FLORIDA (COMING SOON)
● FL WILL BE A LEVEL FOUR GC SCHOOL

Instructor:
Ari Kandel, GC 4th degree
Description:
Guided Chaos principles, drills and Contact Flow, GCC, Groundfighting, shooting. Adults only.
Fees: TBD
Location: TBD
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 trainings."
SLOUGH, UNITED KINGDOM, UNITY MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY
● UK IS A LEVEL THREE GC SCHOOL

London UK self defence classesInstructor:  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.

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, ACADEMIA IMOTO
● ACADEMIA IMOTO BRAZIL IS A LEVEL TWO GC SCHOOL
Luciano ImotoInstructor: 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)

Time: Tues 4:30pm - 5:30pm, Wed. 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Thurs 7:00am - 8:00am, Frid 7:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Rua Santa Cruz, 595 - Vila Mariana - 04121-000 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil Fees: See Academia Imoto link below Contact: Academia Imoto (55 11) 5083-3825; Luciano Imoto (55 11) 97454-9111; E-mail: info[AT]academiaimoto.com Website: AcademiaImoto.com
ATLANTA COMBATIVES CENTER/GC TRAINING GROUP
● ATLANTA COMBATIVES IS A LEVEL ONE GC SCHOOL
 
Omari GCC instructor
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
GUIDED CHAOS SCHOOL LEVEL CLASSIFICATIONS 

LEVEL 5 SCHOOL: Classes taught by master or Grandmaster instructors
LEVEL 4 SCHOOL: Classes taught by 4th degree GC instructor with Guided Chaos Combatives certification
LEVEL 3 SCHOOL: Classes taught by certified GC instructor with Guided Chaos Combatives certification

LEVEL 2 SCHOOL: Classes taught by certified GC instructor without Guided Chaos Combatives certification
LEVEL 1 SCHOOL: Guided Chaos Combatives only;  taught by GCC certified instructor
WHY OUR TRAINING IS DIFFERENT
WHAT WE DON'T DO:

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.

Are you a beginner? Black belt? Cop? Tai Chi student?
Read: What Can This do for Me?
 

The  GUIDED CHAOS
Teaching System


...is a comprehensive martial 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 METHODS you can master in weeks.
Guided Chaos Combatives are simple, brutal methods based on enhanced World War II hand-to-hand fighting.
 
ADVANCED METHODS take 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 FLOW  is 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.

Contact Flow exerciseThe 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.

 

ELMSFORD CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
(Elmsford GC Headquarters location only)
Guided Chaos Combatives close quarters combat

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 wobble drop step hittingtraining 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 at www.GuidedChaosCombatives.com, 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)
--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.

Grandmaster John Perkins
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 that your body snakes and slithers from control, like the way a mongoose or enraged alley cat moves. 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.
rolling the ball4. 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

Check out our Weapons DVD Series for more info.

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Meet the Master-Level & Upper Belt Instructors            Class Rankings      

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, Grandmaster Carron, and 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
Grandmaster Carron: $300/hour
Masters Ridenhour and Kovsky: $200/hour

REMOTE VIDEO EVALUATION/INSTRUCTION

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.

Video can be in any of the following formats:

Mini DV cassette
Emailed wmv or quicktime file (compressed)
iPhone format
Private posting on Youtube (recommended). This is the simplest and cheapest method (If you don't know how to do this go to the youtube/google private posting info page or contact us). Don't forget to give us access.

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

 

GC HEADQUARTERS MEMBERSHIP/AUTOPAY/CANCELLATION INFO
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).  

CANCELLATION POLICY:

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.


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"Beyond anything I've seen"
 
Seminar review in Blitz magazine

"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."
--Clive Girdham, former Senshido and Geoff Thompson instructor [excerpted from the June print edition of Blitz Martial Arts Magazine.]