• You're an average person, not an athlete or an amazon, but you realize this can be a dangerous world.
Always remember that the best self-defense is Awareness and Avoidance with Escape the Number One objective. If you must fight to escape, you need methods that will give you the best chance to survive even if you're not an Olympic athlete. Guided Chaos was designed to be effective even if you can't bench press 300 pounds or kick above your head. Of course, size and strength DO matter and we're not talking about learning mystical nonsense that will transform you instantly into a Navy SEAL. But by maximizing whatever physical potential you already have, you can give yourself the best possible chance of defending your life or a loved one's in a vicious assault.
• You want to learn proven, practical self-defense but don't want to spend years learning forms and katas, wearing uniforms or attempting acrobatic kicks.
Learn a simple and highly effective method of self-defense devised for United States soldiers in World War II and used in thousands of documented police and military conflicts. The Close Combat portion of Guided Chaos modifies the unique Hand to Hand concepts developed by Colonel Rex Applegate, William Donovan and members of the OSS that were devised because of a perceived inadequacy in our troops' Hand to Hand training. The prospect of confronting Japanese Soldiers in the jungle skilled in Judo and Karate led to a training overhaul by our own military in the late 1930's that resulted in a system of simple, devastating attacks used successfully by U.S. soldiers during countless close engagements against Japanese troops in World War II. Our boys had no time for learning nonsense before shipping out so the course was designed to be mastered in 5 short weeks. You can find an improved and condensed version of this training on our Kill the Enemy and Attackproof Companion Part 1 DVDs. Don't be frightened by the titles: if you're attacked, the cavalry is not coming to save you--you have to save yourself. The same philosophy in Kill the Enemy apply to civilians: when you have only seconds to live, help is always minutes away. Learn to be your own hero.
• You'd like a self-defense school with a relaxed, informal and non-intimidating atmosphere.
Ex-cop and former forensic homicide expert John Perkins is a jovial, sensitive, non-conformist and he uses that approach to teach you a deadly serious art that involves training both your nervous system and physical responses...and have fun doing it. Classes are always open for newcomers to watch or participate in.
• If you really get into it, you'd like an opportunity to go beyond all the above and learn one of the most unique and revolutionary systems of self-defense ever devised, with no mysticism or fluff.
John Perkins was taught Close Quarters Combat from the age of 5 by his father and uncles. But ever since he began, his desire was to go beyond its limits and develop a system that could maximize whatever a person was capable of. In 1978, drawing upon Native American "catch-as-catch-can" principles (from his father), combat Tai Chi (as taught by Master Waysun Liao) and combat Hapkido (from Master Ik Jo Kang, instructor for the Korean ROK Army during the Vietnam War), Perkins created Guided Chaos, a unique formless art with no techniques that maximizes spontaneous responsiveness to the unchoreographed chaos of violence. Perkins' system is highly unorthodox and many strict traditionalists who have never experienced it first hand will be critical. For those who have tried it, it is like finding something you have searched for your entire life. Praise for Perkins' book and videos has come from Marines in Iraq, Police in Canada, U.S. Air Marshals, and satisfied civilians from all over the world. We offer a comprehensive series of DVDs that complement our best selling book and take you step-by-step through the entire system, beginning with the Attackproof Companion Series Part 1.
Yes, you can study martial arts for health alone. However, the peace and serenity gained from realistic practice is quite genuine and profound, perhaps more so than with purely healthful motivations. Your peace will be reality based because of your potential for handling mayhem. As many older masters will tell you, the full flowering of an art’s “internal” energy (which Guided Chaos teaches) manifests with the training of its martial principles:
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