In this new series, get an inside peak into Tony Blauer’s Be Your Own Bodyguard seminar hosted by San Francisco CrossFit. Tony Blauer, founder of Blauer Tactical Systems, has been providing these seminars to CrossFitters to teach the basics of self-defense and how you can implement them through CrossFit.
In Part 3, Blauer talks about “in-action,” which is very different from “inaction.”
The bad guy, he says, is always “waiting, waiting” until he can strike.
“The way you beat action is through in-action,” he says. “In-action is the art and science of going, ‘I see that.’ It’s having tactical awareness—not just the scenario, but the pre-contact view.”
In-action beats action, Blauer says.
“If you got a bad feeling about something, immediately address it as quick as you can,” he explains. “You think you’re being followed, stop, turn around and look.”
Most bad guys don’t want to get caught or hurt, Blauer says.
“If you’re going to shine the spotlight on them early, there’s a statistical chance that they’re just going to bolt if it’s opportunistic.”
Follow the three Ds, he says: detect, diffuse, defend.
“Real self-defense is, really 66 percent of it, is about having your awareness and your shit together here,” Blauer says, pointing to his head.
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Additional video: A Natural Self-Defense Tool Box by Tony Blauer, published Aug. 10, 2010.