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REALITY-BASED THOUGHTS AND COMMENTARY

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REALITY-BASED THOUGHTS AND COMMENTARY

Lessons from My Masters 10

By Al Ridenhour / June 28, 2019 /

For the final parts of Lessons from My Masters I’m going to explain some things and point out some stuff that are just my observations from nearly 30 years of experience, practice and instructing the art of Guided Chaos. These are my impressions and observations from training hundreds or perhaps over a thousand students at this point, if I include all of the workshops and seminars both formal and informal and people from all walks of life, including people in the military, law enforcement, the medical field and house wives. My observations span a range of skill levels of seasoned martial…

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Lessons from My Masters 9

By Al Ridenhour / June 19, 2019 /

So, in the last installment I spoke about “Fighting in the Future” and how it relates to getting ahead of another person’s movement and is the thing that all martial artists, regardless of system, are doing when faced with an opponent when they get there first. Even if they are not aware of it. So this has been leading up to another concept that people when working with the more advanced practitioners of the art of Guided Chaos experience yet are probably not aware of. I’m reiterating the quote above from the Grandmaster because it really sums up the essence…

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Lessons from My Masters 8

By Al Ridenhour / June 17, 2019 /

There are no small movements with regard to the end result. -Grandmaster John Perkins     Fighting in the future… This is brilliant stuff! Arguably one of the most brilliant concepts Grandmaster Perkins has ever come up with because it, in my mind, is the essence of what happens when you train in the principles of Guided Chaos. Think of this phenomenon as a byproduct of principle development. Like I said this is brilliant stuff and so while the Grandmaster won’t say it, I will! It is concepts like this that in my mind makes Guided Chaos the most well…

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Lessons from My Masters 7

By Al Ridenhour / June 14, 2019 /

“We try to make training that works for reality. Even mimicking real fights does not contain the neurophysiology needed. GC is a development of body and mind particularly aimed toward simultaneous adaptability to chaotic situations. Even the scenario training is nearly worthless without the development of all our major principles…You can’t really shoot, stab, or break people’s bodies in a fake way. After being physically involved in real life and death fights and studying thousands of after action reports of real violent crimes including expertise in blood splatter interpretation on real homicides, I developed Guided Chaos…” —Grandmaster John C Perkins…

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Lessons from My Masters 6

By Al Ridenhour / June 13, 2019 /

“These things cannot be explained in detail. From one thing, know ten thousand things. When you attain the Way of strategy there will not be one thing you cannot see. You must study hard.” — Miyamoto Musashi As I discussed in the last installment of “Lessons from My Masters 5” I cut it short regarding how to Collapse your Sphere on another person because I wanted to spend more time on it. This is because the subject is very difficult to explain. In this installment of “Lessons from My Masters”, as always, I’ll describe this as best I can because…

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