Join combat specialist Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems at CrossFit Santa Cruz for another look at how CrossFitters can implement his SPEAR System—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response—for self-defense.
In this video, Blauer illustrates the effectiveness of the “outside 90” position, which can even help someone escape from an opponent’s bear hug. You may remember the bear-hug drill from the CrossFit Combatives section of Exercises & Demos on CrossFit.com.
The “outside 90” position uses the body’s natural startle/flinch instinct for self-defense. As Blauer says, “You already have the hardware. What we’re doing today is just programming some software.”
Additional reading: Fight Training Fitness: An Interview with Tony Blauer by Yael Grauer, published Feb. 1, 2007.