John Perkins eye-gouging to prevent MMA black belt Tony Dey from dropping for an attempted takedown. Dirty fighting is not something you can just sprinkle on to your regular tactics: dirty fighting must be trained, both in its delivery and defense.
Guided Chaos Groundfighting (like the rest of the art) has no techniques to lock up the mind. All REAL fights are unpatterned and unpredictable. We emphasize principles of motion like balance, body unity, looseness and sensitivity that dictate that you NOT attempt to control, grapple, lock up or otherwise directly engage the enemy.
GC 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 serious strikes to the eyes and throat primarily, with no controlling or submission moves or counter-moves, delivered with whatever part of the body is readily available, from the feet to the elbows, to bites in the face, while snaking your vulnerable areas away from his weapons.
People often ask: "if you train like this in GC, will you always have to go to the max in real life?" ABSOLUTELY NOT! Training for life-and-death survival situations means that you very easily develop the ability to back off depending on the scenario, better than with other training methods. BUT REMEMBER: if you take major league batting practice with a wiffle-ball bat, you'll never be able to hit the fastball when you have to. Lack of confidence creates inappropriate reactions under stress and this is where accidents involving over-use of force occur. Unlike most self-defense, GC training makes you LESS likely to hurt someone unnecessarily.
GC Groundfighting reinforces all of this and more. Using modified Native American principles, you learn to fight with your legs from the ground in a very savage, unique and free manner that resembles a break dancer spazzing out on caffeine. The legs are rapidly jacknifed and swung like bludgeons from all angles while the arms tear, pound, gouge and shred. It is not stylized or pretty and must be seen to be appreciated. If you saw the Last of the Mohicans, there was a bit of it in there, but you might say Guided Chaos on the ground looks perhaps like Ba Gua mixed with Curly from the 3 Stooges. There is much more detail in our book than we can go into here, but this gives you some idea.
#11) YOUTUBE (GROUNDFIGHTING EXERCISE) Free form leg strikes against multiple standing opponents using scissors, hook, axe, thrust and roundhouse kicks. Demo by GC Master Michael Watson.
#12) YOUTUBE(GROUNDFIGHTING WITH STICK PLUS KICKING VS. KNIVES) A heavily padded practice stick (or cane) is used to protect trainees. The same kicks as in #9 above would be used simultaneously but are pulled here for safety reasons. The effect of a real stick or cane is shown against a large concrete brick. Demo by GC Master Mike Watson.
#16) YOUTUBE (EXCERPT FROM THE COMBAT CONDITIONING DVD) Just a few of the over 44 solo exercises used to increase Balance, Body Unity, Looseness, Sensitivity, Proprioception and Adaptability. This DVD contains no instruction and is a workout video with a Native American Music soundtrack.
--John Perkins was featured on WNBC Newschannel 4 New York with Chuck Scarborough in a piece on anti-terrorist defensive tactics aboard airliners using bare hands and common objects.
--Perkins appeared on SPYMASTER on The Learning Channel, a reality TV series where candidates were trained, assessed and eliminated to come up with a top "Spymaster". A team of Navy SEAL and Delta Force professionals conducted the training and evaluation in evasion, survival and spycraft. Master Perkins was specifically contacted by the show to provide the hand-to-hand combat training for the contestants.