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In Combatives, Videos

August 10, 2010

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.

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… 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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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… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, CrossFit Games, Radio

July 23, 2009

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Tommy Hackenbruk, Tony Blauer, and the mysterious “Jakers” of FRAT fame were Justin’s guests on episode 77 CrossFit Radio, webcast live at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July 22, 2009.

01:10 Tony Blauer talked about his S.P.E.A.R. self-defense system, why it’s important to CrossFitters, and how Coach Glassman will be a featured speaker at a training camp being held August 14-16 in Virginia Beach, VA. Also appearing at the camp will be John Welbourn… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, Radio

March 31, 2009

Audio Article

This is the 50th episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PDT on March 30th, 2009.

0:00 Intro
3:15 Tony Blauer
57:00 News showing a link between diet soda and obesity

Tony Blauer is more than just a self defense expert. He has pioneered several systems that have re-defined how the industry teaches personal protection. Several weeks ago Neil stumbled onto Tony’s Facebook page where he found a sample of the new 57… Continue Reading

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