- $35 for a two-hour Anti-Abduction Seminar on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (a $75 value)
At the seminar, instructors teach students simple methods that will help them preempt violence and escape it.
John Perkins's father began teaching his son fighting techniques when John was 5. His dad trained him to wield a tomahawk, knife, stick, and spear in case of bullying or attack, as well as Native American combat-style wrestling. Blended with formal training in martial arts, John devised Ki Chuan Do—later re-dubbed Guided Chaos—a form of combat that promotes creativity over practiced patterns. He has successfully faced more than 100 threatening encounters as a police officer and bodyguard. At the method's namesake gym, he and his staff lead self-defense classes to spread their tactics to the masses.