Viam Chao (Latin "Way of Chaos") is a self-defense and fighting system developed to supplement Loricism that derived from a combination of techniques sourced from Boxing, Wrestling, Tae Kwon Do, Jeet Kune Do, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and other street fighting techniques. It is similar in spirit to Krav Maga.
Viam Chao has a strong focus on aggression, strategy, practicality, and efficiency. The name, which means "Way of Chaos" in Latin (Latin to match Loricism naming conventions), is intended to highlight the core principle, which is to disrupt an opponent's strategy with psychology, pain, confusion, etc. Another essential component of the system is "concept over memorization." The approach is to teach concepts and ingrain them into practitioners so there is no forgetting in the heat of the moment.
Similar to Krav Maga, Viam Chao has a philosophy emphasizing aggression (predator-prey swap), simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers (disruption of intent through pain), misinformation and confusion (feints, fakes). It strives to be effective throughout all ranges of combat (far, mid, close) and in a variety of situations.