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In Combatives, Videos

October 18, 2010

Video Article

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

Video Article

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.

The “outside 90” position uses the body’s natural… Continue Reading

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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

Video Article

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.

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In Combatives, LEO/Mil, Videos

October 28, 2009

Video Article

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.

In this video, Blauer teaches athletes how to behave when a gun is being pointed at them by paying special attention to how people move when they’re… Continue Reading

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Integrating CrossFit With SPEAR

By Tony Blauer and Freddy Camacho

In Combatives, Videos

October 22, 2009

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Tony Blauer’s SPEAR self-defense system has more in common with CrossFit than you might think. Together with Freddy Camacho of CrossFit One World, Blauer talks about how CrossFit and combatives can complement each other.

The SPEAR System—spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response—is based on the startle/flinch reflex that’s hard-wired into the body. As such, the SPEAR movements are “prehistoric,” instinctive and natural in the same way a squat or a deadlift has been part of… Continue Reading

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