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Groundfighting Drills

By Tony Blauer

In Combatives, LEO/Mil, Videos

September 14, 2008

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Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical introduces a series of real world groundfighting drills. Designed originally for law enforcement and military scenarios, the drills shown in this video have been adapted to personal street defense. The four drills are:

1. Flexors vs Extensors
2. Legs Only
3. Inside the Legs
4. Protecting the Advantage

Tony Blauer is a pioneer in scenario-based combatives, and has specialized in techniques to survive a surprise… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, Videos

October 01, 2007

Video Article

Combatives and self-defense expert Tony Blauer presents part 2 of the scenario-based conditioning lecture and demo that we left off with in the August issue.

Blauer argues that effective combat and self-defense tactics--and training--should work with the body's natural movement patterns and instinctual responses to attack and fear. Scenario-based training is all about harnessing those instincts and conditioning the mind to working under high-stress physical and mental conditions.

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Close Quarter Form

By Tom Arcuri

In Combatives, Videos

September 01, 2007

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Tom Arcuri of Blauer Tactical Systems presents the Close Quarter Form (CQF), a sequence of moves that drills a set of biomechanically efficient and effective close-quarter combat tactics. It is part of their S.P.E.A.R. system, which teaches that the most efficient, effective moves you can use in a fight--and in training--are ones that leverage the body's natural, instinctual, unavoidable behaviors (such as the flinch reflex, for… Continue Reading

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In Combatives, Videos

August 01, 2007

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Combatives and self-defense expert Tony Blauer talks about the "realistic, scenario-based self-defense" that he teaches as part of his patented S.P.E.A.R. (spontaneous protection enabling accelerated response) system. One of the main points of his work is that an effective combative/protective system must be based on human physiology and kinesiology--that is, to be most effective, it should work with, rather than against, the body's natural movement patterns and… Continue Reading

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In Combatives

February 01, 2007

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Tony Blauer is the founder of Blauer Tactical Systems, a consulting firm that has developed innovative personal defense and combative skills based on physiological responses to danger. Blauer Tactical Systems has consulted for many U.S. military and law enforcement groups and offers training for law enforcement, military, self-defense instructors, and civilians interested in research-based self- defense.

As one of the original advocates of reality-based self-defense, Mr. Blauer has… Continue Reading

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