"Which DVD Should I Get?"
|A BASIC GUIDE TO GUIDED CHAOS DVDS|
NOTE: Because of how they are edited, Guided Chaos DVDs have more vital info packed into them than virtually any other self defense DVDs available.
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"THE BEST TRAINING ANY PERSON CAN HOPE FOR..."
"I write this letter with a sense of deep humility. Having finished watching your DVD series I can state with no fear of contradiction: Next to a real, 'living' instructor your DVD series is probably the best training that any person can hope for. It is also better than many of the instructors you get out there, because of the nonsense that so many of them teach. Thank you for the gift you have given to humanity. Your book 'Attackproof' and the 'Attackproof Companion Series' stand unparalleled in the annals of self-defence and security training."
--Charl (Morpheus) Viljoen, Regional Director
The Guardian Angels, Capetown, South Africa--
"The Most Violent City In the World"
The best training tool to get first is not even a DVD. It's our book. It can serve as your life-long, in-depth manual to this unusual system of self-defense. Even after repeated readings over many years, our high level students are still finding new insights in the text and pictures.
If you're looking to learn the fastest, simplest method of defending your life then we'd recommend "How To Fight For Your Life", the Guided Chaos Combatives (GCC) manual. GCC is the first part of Guided Chaos and can be mastered in 6 weeks of diligent practice. The GCC DVD (see info further down) is the perfect video companion to the GCC manual.
Of course, if a picture is worth a thousand words, than a video is worth a million. Guided Chaos' motion is one of the things that sets it apart. That said, the best DVDs to get first are the Attackproof Companion Part 1 and Guided Chaos Combatives DVDs. The entire Attackproof Companion Series Parts 1-3 ("companion" to our best-selling book) was intensively designed over 7 years to be the fastest, most efficient way to learn Guided Chaos.
Whether you're an expert in another style or even a complete beginner, Guided Chaos has a unique way of teaching that is different from everything else out there.
Part 1 all by itself outlines a simple, devastating method of self-defense called CLOSE COMBAT, proven in World War II and improved upon by former forensic homicide expert John Perkins. Close Combat provides the simple striking tools that the far more advanced GUIDED CHAOS builds upon. Although there are similar systems out there in the Reality-Based field, there are key differences between them and Guided Chaos' Close Combat, and if you start off on the wrong foot you can seriously set back your eventual development in Guided Chaos. Part 1 also contains a tremendous amount of awareness and avoidance wisdom (most of which doesn't even require fighting). Finally, Part 1 helps develop your survival mindset, without which everything else you learn would be completely useless.
The Guided Chaos Combatives (GCC) DVD is the perfect complement to the Companion Part 1 with completely updated and expanded material covering GCC (the first level of Guided Chaos--called "Close Combat" in Part 1). Simple, deadly and easy to learn, GCC is effective against as much as 90% of the violence you may encounter. With training to dramatically increase your hitting power, lethality, footwork, kicking as well as your ability to defend against 7 dangerous assault scenarios--and much, much, more. Although there is some overlap between Part 1 and the GCC DVDs, they each have critical material not found in the other.
Part 2 dives right into the heart of Guided Chaos with all the fundamental explanations of principles and radically different combat methodologies and drills. Without Part 2, many things on the other DVDs may not make much sense and it'll take far longer to become competent.
Part 3 is a gigantic 6 hour, 3 DVD set. It's unbelievably detailed and comprehensive, taking all the material you've learned in Parts 1 and 2 and applying it to a devastating and completely free-form method of self-defense. It's almost like a 6 hour private lesson learning Contact Flow (the unique Guided Chaos sparring and energy drill where absolutely anything goes). And that's the reason we recommend this sequence: because in order to learn to be completely free and ADAPTIVE in your self-defense so that you can IMPROVISE what you need, when you need it (instead of hoping that rigid, robotic, patterned training will work) we have had to turn the whole typical training paradigm on its head. And for those who think Guided Chaos looks different or "unusual," well, they are correct. There IS a "method to our madness" and it is deadly serious.
We would make an exception to this order of acquiring DVDs (Parts 1-3) if your primary interest is in an immediate and extremely simple self-defense methodology or if you are in the military or law enforcement. In that case we recommend the DVDs Kill The Enemy and Police & Military Combat Tactics. These DVDs explode the politically correct and false basis that underlies much of what is taught to our soldiers and law enforcement today (as opposed to what was taught in World War II). These DVDs only cover a portion of the first level of Guided Chaos however so we would recommend you eventually get the other DVDs we describe here.
The Groundfighting DVD is revolutionary but requires the foundation of at least Parts 1 and 2 to make real sense. Ideally you would watch and train with Part 3 and the Groundfighting DVD together. If you already have groundfighting training in another style you would need to have a truly open mind to appreciate and grasp The Groundfighting DVD by itself-- but it is possible.
Years in the making and a condensation of four separate seminars, the Guided Chaos Weapons Series applies the same myth-busting methodology you've come to expect from our hand-to-hand DVDs to a comprehensive study of weapons self defense. Comprised of four separate DVDs, the series covers knife offense and knife fighting, knife defense, cane vs. knife and "Bare Hands to Handguns." A complete series chapter list can be found here.
The Combat Conditioning DVD is a tremendous, fun and essential training tool for the solo practitioner. However, in the interests of making a fun, fast, efficient and non-stop work out DVD, we excluded in-depth explanations of the exercises and what they do or how they apply to combat (although many drills end with a brief 5 second fighting demo of the skills practiced). In other words, they will look pretty strange if you've never seen Parts 1-3 or read our book. That said, if you trained with the Combat Conditioning DVD without knowing anything else, you couldn't HELP but improve your overall Balance, Body Unity, Looseness, Sensitivity and freedom of movement. This is applicable to virtually any sport or physical activity requiring power and coordination.
Contact Flow Workshop: If you've ever had a private lesson with Grandmaster Tim Carron you know how unique and devastating his contact flow is. Follow along as John Perkins' top student works one-on-one with many of our black belts at a private Contact Flow Workshop we held in early 2009. Tim's precision, economy of motion and sensitivity are real eye-openers, and his personal expression of the art looks different than GC creator John Perkin's (even though the principles are the same) making this DVD an invaluable training tool for advanced practitioners. The reason we say this is because unless you've worked with him or at least have a strong foundation in Guided Chaos you won't really be able to appreciate what you're seeing.
Combat Boxing: "Dirty boxing" self-defense using conventional and illegal closed-hand strikes augmented by Guided Chaos principles. The best of 2 previous Combat Boxing seminars plus new material. Ricocheting, destructions, multi-hitting, hammerfists, backfists, "rabbit punches", scooping, clearing and much, much more for saving your life. Includes extensive training regimens combining both conventional boxing, closed-fist and elbow strikes, kicking and anti-grappling methods as well as some of the most comprehensive applications of Dropping Energy we've ever put on video. You don't have to have seen our other DVDs to grasp this one but it couldn't hurt.
Finally, the Slam Bag Video is a short, nasty DVD which explains and demonstrates the effectiveness of Slam Bag training. In short, Slam Bag training builds Dropping Energy, timing, and crushing hand strength and hitting power for ripping, shredding and striking. The Combat Conditioning DVD has more Slam Bag drills than any other DVD but again, it has no explanations or applications.
We hope this helps and wish you the best in your development.
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