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~EXCLUSIVE 2 DAY~
SAN FRANCISCO SEMINAR
GC

Rise Above  Nov. 12-13, 2016 at
  RISE ABOVE
  PERFORMANCE TRAINING

  10am-4pm   riseabovestrength.com
  403 Old County Road, Belmont, CA 94002
  650.593.7473 info@riseabovestrength.com

 

DAY ONE:
 

GCC DVD

> HIT HARDER
> HIT FASTER
> MAKE THEM COUNT!


Simple, quick and deadly, this is the first level of Guided Chaos.

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.

Understand that the original Close Quarters Combat developed by Colonel Rex Applegate, William Donovan and members of the OSS was lethal all by itself. This CQC 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.

John Perkins takes these methods and supercharges them with internal energy principles and Native American fighting concepts ("anything goes" adaptability).

 
DAY TWO:
  
 


There will be no "supernatural chi" crap in this GC Seminar, just nasty ways to:


PENETRATE ENEMY DEFENSES WITH UNSTOPPABLE POWER

WHILE REMAINING UNAVAILABLE TO ATTACKS.


So many systems have you clashing with the attacker...
as if bad guys didn't hit back or defend themselves!

In this seminar you will learn how to skim, slide, step, fold, pivot, turn, isolate--essentially to "ghost" your way in to lethal targets...and hit them with "supernatural" power rarely found even in so called "internal" martial arts...yet solidly based in physics and anatomy.
  • No Dueling
  • No Forms
  • No Nonsense
One of the early names for Guided Chaos (before we decided to stop revering all things Eastern) was "Ghostfist". This name embodied the key Guided Chaos principles:

"Be Unavailable Yet Unavoidable"
"Hit without Being Hit"
"Simultaneous Attack and Defense"

Whether you are a BEGINNER or EXPERT, we will be focusing on developing this ability in ALL participants at the seminar.


Are you battle ready?
Can you fight for your life--Right Now?
Is something missing from your current training?


WHO IS THIS SEMINAR FOR?

You're a beginner looking for the fastest path to superior self defense

You've trained hard in other styles, yet you feel something's missing...

...or you've been in a serious fight and couldn't escape and somehow, in the face of real violence, everything became chaos. You felt weak, slow, unbalanced and all the push hands practice or techniques that were so easy to execute in class...disintegrated. Maybe you were seriously hurt. And then it hits you:

You’re a dedicated Tai Chi “push-hands” player who, after 20 years, suddenly realizes four things:

1) That you're no closer to finding the true meaning and martial application of tai chi principles such as silk reeling, leading, following, borrowing, folding, receiving, turning, collecting, empty-solid, yin-yang, peng ching, etc. then when you started. 

2) That you’re no closer to understanding or performing mystical feats of “Chi” then when you started.


3) That endless microscopic examination of proper form is preventing you from seeing the bigger picture: that practicing patterned techniques and forms doesn't make you formless, spontaneous or adaptive to the chaos of REAL violence. In fact, it cripples your ability to apply internal principles to true fighting and life and death combat.

“Change the way you move, change the way you think,
change the way you fight…”

QUESTIONS?   ASK HERE.


FOR BEGINNERS THROUGH EXPERTS


Yes, you read that right.

Guided Chaos' unique methods benefit ALL levels dramatically. In fact,
for some people,
advanced training in another style could be a handicap.
For others, GC can be the Holy Grail you've been searching for
your entire life
...but you may
have to "empty your cup!"


Come for 1 or both days and experience the fastest way to learn survival self-defense


YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
 

Lt. Col. Al Ridenhour USMC
Iraq & Afghanistan Combat veteran
and Guided Chaos master

The American art of Guided Chaos is NOT tai chi.

...But it applies internal principles for combat in a free-form, dynamic way that many high-level tai chi practitioners have said is closer to true "combat tai chi" than any other martial tai chi fight training available.

INTERNAL ARTISTS ENDORSING GUIDED CHAOS:
"There are some people who can flat out kick your ass. I met a couple of them this weekend (2015 KC Seminar).

Guided Chaos should be required training for anyone interested in push hands and the self-defense aspects of the internal arts...It is a fighting art.

Through Contact Flow, I was recognizing skills that all internal artists -- especially those who practice push hands and close-up fighting skills -- should develop, but many of them don't.

And yet, he [John Perkins] has captured the essence of something that has eluded many internal artists. It should be required training for anyone in the internal arts. Hell, it should be part of any martial artist's training.

There is truth to discover in Guided Chaos, and it fits perfectly into whatever internal or external martial art you are studying."


--Sifu Ken Gullette is certified as an instructor with the U.S. Chen Family Chen Jiajou Taiji Quan Federation, connected directly to the Chen Village tai chi school through Grandmaster Chen Xiaoxing. Ken has students all over the world, studying with him through his Online Internal Arts school and Internal Fighting Arts blog.


"Simply put, no one I've ever seen or worked with moves like these guys do ... and yet after just a couple of years I find myself moving in ways I'd never thought about, let alone imagining I'd be doing as easily and naturally as raising a fork to my mouth..."                            
[read full article]
--Dr. Joseph Riggio, Ph.D is a cognitive scientist working in the field of elite performance and decision making, renowned as an expert in neurocognition and somatics.
"After experiencing Contact Flow hands-on with the experts, I consider it to be the 'piece de resistance' of martial arts."     Read more...

--Dr. Jan Bloem (1971) is one of Europe's leading authorities on martial arts, teaching special operations units from both police and military. He is also a forensic expert on physical violence.

www.datmovement.nl
"The more I train your methods and watch the DVDs,
the more I see the genius of your approach."

Combat tai chi? No, the American internal art

"I will be 68 in 6 days and started Martial Arts training when I was 18, Tai Chi when I was 33. Bagua, Hsing I and Aikido are also in the mix.

You guys without a doubt have the most common sense approach to self defense and the internal aspect of the arts. All the bullshit has been eliminated.

I wish you guys continued success in all your endeavors."

---name withheld by request
"I have been a baguazhang and tai chi practitioner for about 16 years and I have studied high stress combatives based on the WWII combato and defendo system. You do the best job of anyone I have seen putting this stuff together in a usable package."
---Bill Goble


"John Perkins has mastered the real world application of Combat Tai Chi"

---Dr. Drew Miller, Coordinator of Degerberg Martial Arts Academy, Chicago Illinois, former senior student of Tai Chi Master Wayson Liao
"John Perkins is the only master I have found that has created a proven methodology that actually teaches you how to develop for yourself the combative attributes mentioned in the various internal martial arts."

--
John C. J. Chen, 4th Degree Black Belt Wu-Tan system, Tai Chi Chuan, Bagua, Praying Mantis instructor. Expert in the Royal Bodyguard System from Taiwan – Baji Chuan.

--John C. J. Chen, 4th Degree Black Belt Wu-Tan system, Tai Chi Chuan, Bagua, Praying Mantis instructor. Expert in the Royal Bodyguard System from Taiwan – Baji Chuan. Ba'z Tai Chi & Kung Fu Studio Philadelphia, PA
"I am a long time student and teacher of Tai Chi Chuan. The Guided Chaos training I have had this week has been extremely beneficial. You and your instructors have taught me more about internal martial arts, in a few days, than I could have possibly imagined. Although both Tai Chi and Guided Chaos offer challenging training, most people doing Tai Chi never get to the level of proficiency Guided Chaos delivers because they become caught up with external form. By concentrating on essential movement principles rather than superficial choreography, GC methods provide the best way to gain competence, expertise and even mastery of both self defense and internal martial arts. Grand Master Perkins is absolutely correct when he says that in GC, form follows function--and not vice versa. I will still have to put in the practice time, to get the most from your help, but what I need to work on is now clear to me. Thank you John, Al, Matt and Patrick for setting me on the fast track. "
--Michael Coplon
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