11/26/2012 6:49pm, #1
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- Sep 2012
Help me figure out if Guided Chaos is a legit defense.
OK, so I need to learn self defense quickly (roughly less than half a year before I take on a job working in a dangerous area where I have been warned that I must be able to defend myself).
I have taken random classes in BJJ, boxing, Muay Thai and Krav Maga, in pursuit of what I think would be the most practical and effective discipline. Someone recommended to me something called Guided Chaos, which claims to teach practical and effective self defense. I figured, that's perfect because that's exactly what I want (I kinda like the BJJ, but the classes in NYC are quite expensive, and on top of that I'd have to buy a few gis- or do laundry after every class, I guess. And boxing/muay thai don't teach ground control or even avoidance, like BJJ would, via controlling an enemy without harming them- or simply putting them to sleep. And Krav didn't feel like it trained in avileness enough, more like just repeating technique over n over- couldve been the class though).
I was hoping to get your opinion on if you think this sort of thing has merit, and if it would be my best approach (I am a bit apprehensive because some of the stuff they claim to teach involves things like a groin kick, which I always feel is an overrated move, especially since people nowadays wear their pants so baggy i imagine itd be hard to even hit their testicles).
Anyway, can you guys take a look and give me an opinion?:
11/26/2012 6:54pm, #2
11/26/2012 7:05pm, #3
11/26/2012 8:29pm, #4
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- Mar 2009
Did Phrost just violate his own edict against "search function, NOOB"? Cool.
11/26/2012 10:09pm, #5
In his post above, he said it in a more polite manner and, more importantly, provided a link to a thread that addresses the OP's question.
Prvoiding an useful link is the antithesis of, "Search function noob."Shut the hell up and train.
11/26/2012 10:57pm, #6
11/26/2012 11:09pm, #7
To summarize the referenced thread, guided chaos is awful and will not help you unless you are fighting off a gang of kindergartners, OR if you desperately need to win a breakdancing competition on saturday and require a montage.
11/26/2012 11:33pm, #8
"I can guide you through the chaos"- MessiahGET A RED BELT OR DIE TRYIN'.
11/27/2012 12:32pm, #9
In all fairness we have to fix Bullshido.org so it can serve as a FAQ for this kind of thing.
11/27/2012 2:38pm, #10
Doesn't it ring any alarm bells in your head that you have to ask if it's legit?