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Got Striking?

By George Ryan

In Combatives

December 29, 2010

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George Ryan explains how you can improve your fitness by adding striking to your programming.

Starting in 2011, CrossFit will be offering striking seminars led by George Ryan. The first seminar will be held Jan. 8-9, 2011, at CrossFit La Verne in California. CrossFitters can expect to learn proper striking technique as well as how to integrate striking into their workouts.

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In Combatives, Videos

October 30, 2010

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Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems is a combat specialist and the creator of the SPEAR System—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response.

In Part 1, Blauer introduced the Cycle of Behavior at a seminar held at CrossFit Santa Cruz. In Part 2, Blauer continues his discussion of behavioral patterning by talking about skills to manage FEAR—false expectations appearing real and false evidence appearing real. According to Blauer… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, Videos

October 18, 2010

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Are you afraid of a knife? Do you own a knife? How is it that you are afraid of a knife and yet you own one? What are you really afraid of?

Let Tony Blauer illustrate more mental associations and behavioral patterning through the Cycle of Behavior, a Blauer Tactical Systems performance-enhancement training model.

Tony Blauer is a combat specialist and creator of the SPEAR System—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response. In Part… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, Videos

September 15, 2010

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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.

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In Combatives, Videos

August 10, 2010

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CrossFitting combative expert Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems is an avid CrossFitter who developed the SPEAR self-defense system—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response. Blauer’s innovative approach to self-defense uses the startle/flinch response to give combatants a better chance to survive an encounter unharmed.

Speaking in front of a group at CrossFit Santa Cruz, Blauer shows just how easy and familiar proper self-defense movements are. His cues to “get small” and “be aggressive” are… Continue Reading

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CrossFit Radio, Episode 121

By Justin Judkins

In Athletes, Combatives, Competition, Radio

May 26, 2010

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On Episode 121 of CrossFit Radio, Host Justin Judkins interviewed Tony Blauer and the winner of the North Central Regional, Matt Chan. The episode was webcast live at 6 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

3:30 Tony Blauer is the owner of Blauer Tactical Systems and creator of the SPEAR System (Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response), and he came on the show to talk about the training camp… Continue Reading

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Beyond the Karate Kid

By Tony Blauer

In Combatives, Videos

March 13, 2010

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When facing an assailant, you have a few choices: You can take a lesson from Mr. Miyagi and prepare to unleash a savage crane kick, or you can take a lesson from Mr. Tony Blauer and win the fight.

Blauer is the inventor of the SPEAR System, which teaches people to use their hard-wired startle-flinch response to danger to produce effective counterattacks. By training to use your instinctual reflexes to your advantage, you… Continue Reading

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Scoring Martial Arts Workouts for Intensity

By John Hackleman, with Greg Amundson and Shain Howard

In Combatives, MMA

December 03, 2009

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Pitmaster John Hackleman offers ideas on how athletes and trainers can measure the quality and quantity of martial-arts fitness training.

One of the core tenets of CrossFit is intensity as measured by average power. This is a pretty easy concept to evaluate in most of the CrossFit movements. However, in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA), coaches face some daunting tasks when it comes to measuring athletes’ workouts.

When I was first introduced to… Continue Reading

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