Author Archives: Combating Violence

Traditional Martial Arts and Self defense

Before I get started into my blog post, take a moment to read this post from Tony Blauer. I study traditional martial arts, holding rank in Taekwon-Do and Okinawan Kenpo Karate, plus various other arts here and there. In all … Continue reading

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Laws of Self Defense

A very important topic that too often gets overlooked by self-defense instructors is what are the laws? The best thing to do is talk to a lawyer in the area you live to gain an understanding of the laws in … Continue reading

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Be Your Own Bodyguard

One of the things you learn from Tony Blauer is to “Be Your Own Bodyguard“. I won’t go into the entire concept of the program but I do want to harp on the importance of being responsible for your own … Continue reading

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Defending Against A Knife-Defensive Knife Use

Marc MacYoung will be in the Seattle area on March 30-31, 2013 to provide instruction on defending against a knife and using a knife for self-defense. The course is taking place at the Firearm Academy of Seattle. Should be a … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Security

I was recently reading an article by Bruce Schneirer Phishing Has Gotten Very Good. Consider this one paragraph: This is the problem. Against a sufficiently skilled, funded, and motivated adversary, no network is secure. Period. Attack is much easier than … Continue reading

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How Would You Attack You?

Something to think about is “how would you attack you?” If you were the predator in what ways would you attack yourself? Where are you vulnerable, distracted, zoned out of the real world, etc.? Stop and think about things and … Continue reading

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PDR Certification

For those interested in getting their Personal Defense Readiness (PDR) certification with Blauer Tactical Systems in 2013 the first set of courses have been announced for February 8-10, 2013. And for what must be a first there will be two … Continue reading

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The Environment

I’ll here people ask questions such as “what if I get attacked in a dark garage?” or “what if I get attacked in a bathroom stall?” Good questions, but they (in my opinion) looking at the wrong reason in asking … Continue reading

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SPEARTips on Vimeo

Tony Blauer has been sharing his various videos on Vimeo. Be sure to check them out for some great tips and interviews. SPEARTips on Vimeo  

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Tony Blauer’s Summer Combatives Camp

Want to learn more about the SPEAR system and train with some great people? Well here is your chance. Tony is holding is Annual Summer Combatives Camp this August 4-5, 2012, at CrossFit Rubicon in Vienna, VA. Go enroll now. … Continue reading

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