Combat Calisthenics

By Tony Blauer

In LEO/Mil

July 01, 2006

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I’ve been training and teaching martial arts and combatives since 1967. During a career that has now spanned 30+ years as student, athlete, instructor, and coach, I’ve been exposed to a variety of conditioning and training advice. I’ve worked with every type of student, from children to soldiers and everyone in between. Before I delve into the heart of “combat calisthenics,” let me offer a disclaimer: This article is not intended to criticize or condemn any form of exercise. In a nation plagued with laziness and obesity, I respect, admire, and support anyone who is working out. But that doesn’t mean that every training regimen produces equal results or exploits every resource it can. At the end of the day, performance is paramount. In fact, performance is everything.

On game day, we all want to win. This applies to a recreational game of tennis, a chase, a battle, or a street fight. But to improve your chances of winning, your training regimen must provide a balance between conditioning your mind and conditioning your body and between general physical preparedness and skill-specific training for your “event.” Your fitness routine must suit your event.

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I have had the oppurtunity to sit and talk with both Greg Glassman and Tony Blauer. When I first listened to Tony Blauer speak at a S.P.E.A.R. Training Certification almost two years ago he mentioned CrosssFit and how effective it was.I realized that Tony Blauer was way ahead of his time in his expertise and knowledge of the S.P.E.A.R. System. Tony Blauer later introduced me to Coach Glassman. After heearing Coach speak I was also astonished of his knowledge. Coach Glassman in my opinion was way ahead of of his time in knowledge and expertise by introducing the public to CrossFit. It often amazes me that when individuals like Tony Blauer and Coach Glassman explain there theories, people don't grasp it until they actually do it and then the light comes on how effective their programs really are. Recently I was able to talk to Tony Blauer and Coach Glassman together, and listening to these gentlemen was like listening to two oracles speaking in the future. Their ideas and knowledge base is so far ahead of everyone else. If you haven't done so try their systems and you to will see how effective these systems are especially for Law Enforcement and Military professionals.

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jose fuentes wrote …

I am an student from venezuela, police officer disip, I hope to learn and know moro about your spear sistem, if you have the oportunity please send me somethig about you, I know that you are very busy, but please I hope to continue to learm more about spear sistem, this is my email address, one millians thanks sr. blauer

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jose fuentes wrote …

I am an student from venezuela, police officer disip, I hope to learn and know moro about your spear sistem, if you have the oportunity please send me somethig about you, I know that you are very busy, but please I hope to continue to learm more about spear sistem, this is my email address, one millians thanks sr. blauer

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