In 2006 I was invited by Coach Glassman to Santa Cruz and introduced to CrossFit. After listening to Coach speak I was so inspired by the parallels between the CrossFit philosophy and the Self Defence Program I was implementing, that I went back to the hotel and wrote pages of notes outlining the intersections and commonalities. I immediately envisioned how the two programs would benefit the student. 

Here was a fitness program that didn’t specialize or discriminate. It looked at how people moved (and needed to move).  This completely resonated with our approach to self-defense defense training.

Take a moment and read the info below and watch the video. We look forward to seeing you at a course.

Stay safe,

Coach Tony Blauer
SPEAR System

Learn the Hidden Arsenal Inside CrossFit

This program will make you safer sooner.

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What you will learn at a BE YOUR OWN BODYGUARD course:

Mental Toughness, Self-Reliance, Situational Awareness...

Athletes & coaches are taught close quarter skills and combines fun, dynamic, and effective drills that are extremely effective for anyone of any age who may have to defend themselves.

  • Improve awareness – learn how to detect and avoid danger.
  • Defuse and de-escalate – learn simple strategies to resolve common conflicts and position oneself in a morally and legally tactical position.
  • Manage fear and aggression – learn to identify and manage fear.
  • Learn how to “flip the switch” to generate aggression and intensity to protect oneself or a loved one.
  • Learn the world-renowned SPEAR System tools and tactics – learn physiology-based skills and drills for self-protection.

Why you should attend BE YOUR OWN BODYGUARD:

Work-Capacity, Peace of Mind, and some extra PRs 

Watch this In this candid  interview Games athlete Austin Malleolo as he shares his reasons why he has hosted and attended the course. 

  • Anyone can attend this course. You don't need to be an athelte or a coach.  The principles  will make everyone tougher, safer, smarter. 
  • The most important weapon you possess is your mind - we will sharpen it.
  • There are 168 hours in a week. Most athlete’s only spend 5% of their week in the Box. Thats about 8 hours. They spend 160 hours a week outside the Box. Learn to think and move “Outside the Box”. 
  • The BE YOUR OWN BODYGUARD course develops awareness, mind-set, confidence and self-reliance.
  • The ability to protect yourself or a loved one is inarguably the single most important skill you hope you'll never need.
  • You will be safer and smarter after one day.

Can you really learn to defend yourself in a day?

Yes.  And here's why: 

This is NOT a martial art course. Martial arts and self-defense are different.  You will learn the difference at this course. 

  • The BE YOUR OWN BODYGUARD program uses simple 'core to extremity' movements that share similar kinetic chains of self-defense strikes needed for personal defense. (E.g. if you can do a push up you can do a palm stirke.)
  • This results in a course designed to improve performance, as well as teach participants the essential tools for surviving a violent ambush.
  • Participants will leave with skills to put into practice immediately. 
  • Our self-defense course uses movements that are “elemental and fundamental to your survival” so that you truly are  “prepared of the unknown and the unknowable”.
  • We utilize the power, speed and intensity that functional fitness develops, and  teach participants how to strategically convert common movements into defensive and protective tactics. 
  • We are the world's leader in personal defense training. We've been teaching simple, smart and responsible self-defense for over three decades. We pioneered a self-defense method based on natural behavior and physiology.  Everyone can learn it, everyone can do it. We want to share this with you.