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Be Your Own Bodyguard Part 7: Palm and Spear Strikes by Tony Blauer - CrossFit Journal

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September 09, 2012

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In this series, get a sneak peak at Tony Blauer’s Be Your Own Bodyguard seminar hosted by San Francisco CrossFit. Blauer, founder of Blauer Tactical Systems, has been providing seminars to CrossFitters to teach the basics of self-defense and how to implement them through CrossFit.

In Part 7, Blauer talks about the palm and spear strikes. First, he has participants palm-strike medicine balls held by a partner, then pause.

“At that point here what I want you to do is I want you to fire a palm strike with your other hand,” Blauer says.

He also explains the “behaviorally inspired” palm-strike and spear push-ups.

“How many of you when I said, ‘If you do push-ups, you’re practicing palm strike,’ went, ‘Oh, fuck, that’s true’? Did anyone have that little light-bulb moment?” Blauer asks. “So there’s your uncommon sense epiphany.”

13min 22sec

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Additional audio: CrossFit Radio Episode 191 by Justin Judkins, published Sept. 28, 2011.

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