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Dave Re was awarded title of Grand Master by the US Practical Shooting Association in September, 2007. It is their highest classification, but it didn’t mean that he was capable of winning major matches.

At 212 pounds, I was simply too slow to get off enough shots in a game that scored on quality and quantity. But I had hope that I could turn around that weakness in my game due to something I’d started a… Continue Reading

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The Jawbreaker

By Kyle Maynard

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On February 12-13, 2008, a CrossFit HQ staff went to Alamo CrossFit in San Antonio, TX for a special Level 1 certification seminar. Members of the Warrior Transition Battalion from the Brooke Army Medical Center gathered to learn the basics of functional movement and how to scale for any starting point.

In this video from CrossFit Again Faster, Kyle Maynard from No Excuses Athletics CrossFit demos some wrestling and… Continue Reading

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Choke Defense Part 2

By Tony Blauer

In Combatives, LEO/Mil, Videos

February 06, 2009

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In this video, Tony Blauer further explains a drill to defend against a two-handed choke. The video was filmed at CrossFit Virginia Beach.

Street fights are almost always emotionally driven. Blauer refers to them as “Rage Attacks.” During this type of emotional, explosive surprise attack, the body’s natural response is a startle-flinch. Blauer contends that any stances, strategies, tactics or drills designed to protect yourself should be… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, Radio

January 24, 2009

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This is the 24th episode of CrossFit Radio, which aired at 6pm PST on January 23rd, 2009.

0:00 Intro
2:00 Tony Blauer from Blauer Tactical
55:45 Letter from Brad Willock on the usefulness of CrossFit for young females
57:30 Rogue Fitness giveaway of a dBM jump rope

He shared what being a part of the CrossFit community means to him, when the last time he had to “throw down” was, and how he got into… Continue Reading

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Choke Defense

By Tony Blauer

In Combatives, LEO/Mil, Videos

December 09, 2008

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In this video, Tony Blauer explains a drill to defend against a two-handed choke. The video was filmed at CrossFit Virginia Beach.

Street fights are almost always emotionally driven. Blauer refers to them as “Rage Attacks.” During this type of emotional, explosive surprise attack, the body’s natural response is a startle-flinch. Blauer contends that any stances, strategies, tactics or drills designed to protect yourself should be consistent with this.

In the… Continue Reading

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Swimming in the CrossFit Sea

By Henk Verschuur

In Combatives, Competition, CrossFit, MMA

October 08, 2008

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You can read a book about the sea. You can look at a video about the sea. But if you never take the real plunge you don’t know what the sea is actually like! Well, I took the plunge in the CrossFit Sea at the Level 1 cert in San Diego, and this is my little story.

Let me first introduce myself. My name is Henk Verschuur; I am the president of the Dutch Martial Arts Federation (a… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, CrossFit, Radio

September 29, 2008

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This is the 2nd broadcast of CrossFit Radio, which aired 9am MDT Sunday September 28, 2008.

0min - Show intro
6min - AllisonNYC on CrossFit “haters”
15min - Mike Boyle defending his podcast comments
43min - Sean Waxman responding to Mike Boyle's podcast
54min - Best comments of the week (Cameron and nathan_t)
57min - Tony Blauer on MMA vs street defense

1hr 19min

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This is the inaugural broadcast of CrossFit Radio, which aired 9am MDT Sunday September 21, 2008.

0min - Show intro
9min - Johnny DiGregorio, a CrossFitter who has lost 180lbs in 3 years
18min - Teaser clip of Mike Boyle's trashing of CrossFit in his podcast
29min - Tony Budding on the CrossFit Journal
46min - Best comments of the week
48min - Tony Blauer on scenario-based self defense

Unfortunately, the recording protocol… Continue Reading

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