Tim Pipes explains how CrossFit Defense prepares athletes to stay alert, cultivate the warrior mindset and respond to threats.
One-on-one human violence: It’s often up close and personal, overwhelmingly uncomfortable, brutally intense, and devastatingly traumatic. Many prefer to imagine violence doesn’t exist, but make no mistake about it: Evil and violence are real, and complacency and denial are useless when we experience violence by chance or by choice of profession.
I don’t make these statements to frighten, intimidate or discourage. I only want you to ponder your preparedness when it comes to personal protection and self-defense.
“Who cares how much you deadlift if you’re dead?” is the provocative question CrossFit Defense founder Tony Blauer often asks.
We all understand how warriors demand the most from themselves and must maintain exceptional fitness for operational/mission readiness. That is why we love CrossFit. But let’s be honest: No amount of physical, fitness or tactical training can prepare an individual for a real one-on-one violent attack.
“Elite fitness doesn’t guarantee your safety,” Blauer has said.
Enter CrossFit Defense—the study of human movement as it relates to violence, fear and aggression for the CrossFit athlete.