Tag Archives: Tony Blauer

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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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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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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PDR 32 in Cambridge, MA

Interested in becoming a Personal Defense Readiness Coach? If so then you might want to check out PDR 32 in Cambridge, MA. The course is scheduled for March 23-25, 2012. There are requirements for being a PDR coach so be … Continue reading

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Finding a PDR Coach

Some of you might have stumbled across this website via a web search and would like to find someone in your area to learn more about the program.  The first place to look is the Personal Defense Readiness website. You … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Be a Good Bad Guy

One issue I often see in self-defense training is the lack of realism, especially on the part of the attacker. More then once I’ve seen a demonstration where the attacker (aka the bad guy) tosses a punch and then holds … Continue reading

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Defusing A Situation

I’m taking a local class in karate and aiki-ju-jutsu, always good to learn new things. During the last class we were talking about what would best be described as what Rory Miller refers to as the “monkey dance”. If you … Continue reading

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More On Startle-Flinch

One of the things Tony Blauer states is that “everyone flinches”. What about a professional boxer? They are used to fighting, being punched in the face, would even a professional boxer flinch? When startled they flinch: You’ll noticed the first … Continue reading

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Why Startle Flinch?

I was going to write a blog post addressing this subject but then I saw that Mike Osborne wrote one already over on Facebook. Go give it a read.  

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