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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 8, Blauer talks about elbow and knee strikes. He likens the elbow strike to reaching across your body to grab your seatbelt and put it on.

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In Combatives, CrossFit Defense

October 03, 2012

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Athletes and affiliate owners explain why Tony Blauer’s brand of self-defense is an important part of the CrossFit lifestyle. Rick Randolph reports.

CrossFit Founder and CEO Greg Glassman said, “The greatest adaptation to CrossFit occurs between the ears.” It’s not new skills or PRs that necessarily make us able to do more work, but instead a new understanding of how we approach the workouts emotionally and psychologically.

Tony Blauer says the… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, Rest Day/Theory

September 28, 2012

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E.M. Burton is introduced to firearms over a two-day combative pistol course and learns a lot about weapons, self-defense and fitness.

I saw a picture on Facebook the other day of two possible responses a woman has to a violent attack. In one, the woman is cowering in terror, arms above her head in an attempt to shield herself in what we can only guess will be a losing… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Combatives, HD Videos

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… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Combatives, HD Videos

August 24, 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, provides seminars to CrossFitters to teach the basics of self-defense and how to implement them through CrossFit.

In Part 6, Blauer talks about using your “crowbar.”

With partners and medicine balls, he has participants practice throwing forearms into their make-believe enemies.

“My spear—the actual violent… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Combatives, HD Videos, MMA

July 20, 2012

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To develop power, CrossFit Striking’s George Ryan favors two pieces of equipment: resistance bands and the D-Ball.

“The resistance band is not going to develop the power, but what it is going to do, it’s going to help promote proper biomechanics in striking,” he explains.

With the band wrapped around a pole or column at shoulder height and a loop held in the hand, trainees learn how to move their entire bodies and find the proper… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Combatives, HD Videos, MMA

June 26, 2012

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When it comes to a successful punch, power is of the essence.

In this video, George Ryan of CrossFit Striking demonstrates some power-development exercises with pro MMA fighter Neal Abrams.

The first step, Ryan says, is to ensure the athlete is using the entire kinetic chain when striking. To check, he looks to see if the back foot is pushing off the floor, and then he confirms that the power is traveling… Continue Reading

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In Coaching, Combatives, HD Videos

April 26, 2012

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Before any athletes throw a punch or kick, certain foundational elements need to be addressed, George Ryan says. The three elements: making a fist, stance and footwork.

Learning how to make a proper fist is important for people who have never thrown a punch, Ryan says. The stance should find the feet shoulder-width apart and the primary leg back about 12 inches, with the hips square toward the target. You should be on the… Continue Reading

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