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10 Shots at Tony Blauer

By Emily Beers

In Combatives, CrossFit Defense, LEO/Mil

October 24, 2012

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Combatives expert Tony Blauer answers 10 questions about his new seminar: CrossFit Defense. Emily Beers reports.

Tony Blauer is the brains behind the newest personal-safety specialty course to hit the CrossFit community: CrossFit Defense.

Blauer, whose foundation is wrestling, martial arts and boxing, has been working with law enforcement and the military for years and was speaking Coach Greg Glassman’s language long before he knew what… Continue Reading

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Masters of Combat

By E.M. Burton

In Combatives, LEO/Mil

October 14, 2012

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E.M. Burton talks self-defense with combatives experts Jeff Gonzales and Tony Blauer.

This summer I received a Smith & Wesson Model 340 .357 five-shooter as a birthday gift from CrossFit Inc. I’d never touched a gun before, so I decided to learn how to use it.

I contacted Trident Concepts of Austin, Texas, owned by a former SEAL by the name of Jeff Gonzales. With his first available Combative Pistol Level 1… Continue Reading

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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.

“Always follow… Continue Reading

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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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