"It is not the danger that makes us afraid, it is fear of danger that makes us afraid…
If you didn't fear fear, what might you do?"
Since 1979, Tony Blauer has researched fear and analyzed its affects on performance. Over a decade of groundbreaking research went into the CEREBRAL SELF-DEFENSE: Mental Edge™ program - the first behaviorally based self-defense course of it's kind.
In 1982, eleven years before the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the popularity of no-holds-barred events shook the martial arts world, Tony Blauer had created the PANIC ATTACK SYSTEM™. The first no-holds-barred scenario based contact simulation system where role-playing, scenarios and tactics converge to help the student understand what really happens during a street attack.
In 1987, Tony Blauer developed a drill that proved that instinctual, subconscious movement is always faster than cognitive muscle-memory. This process, now known as the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is unlike any other self-defense method. It does not rely on learned muscle-movement or memorized skill sets. It has been designed around human nature and behavior making it the simplest, most natural and instinctive way to protect yourself.
In 1990, Tony Blauer recognized the need for new safety equipment that would allow practitioners to creatively explore and practice real-life self-defense. It was this necessity that produced a significant breakthrough in protective gear: The HIGH GEAR™ 'Impact Reduction Suit' (now being used by military and SWAT teams as well as result conscientious self-defense instructors around the world).
Over the last 30+ years, Tony Blauer has innovated and pioneered some of the most important concepts and drills in the martial arts world. He has been featured in over 100 magazines worldwide (from FORBES MAGAZINE to SWAT, from Men's Fitness to Black Belt), numerous magazine covers, dozens of radio & TV programs including CNN and FOX TV. He has worked with thousands around the world: celebrities, bodyguards, martial artists, woman's shelters, Fortune 500 companies, elite counter-terrorist groups, Special Forces Units, SWAT teams and police agencies.
Coach Tony Blauer is one of the only Combatives experts who has successfully affected training across all the combat related communities: self-defense, combat sports and the military & law enforcement sector. His research on physiology, mind-set as it relates to confrontation management has inﬂuenced over three decades of reality-based martial artists.
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