CrossFitting combative expert Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems is an avid CrossFitter who developed the SPEAR self-defense system—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response. Blauer’s innovative approach to self-defense uses the startle/flinch response to give combatants a better chance to survive an encounter unharmed.
Speaking in front of a group at CrossFit Santa Cruz, Blauer shows just how easy and familiar proper self-defense movements are. His cues to “get small” and “be aggressive” are natural and ultimately very functional in defending oneself from danger.
Additional reading: Fight Training Fitness: An Interview With Tony Blauer by Yael Grauer, published Feb. 1, 2007.