"The ability to protect yourself or a loved one is inarguably the single most important skill you can possess."
-Coach Tony Blauer

Our focus, our mission and our path has not wavered since we began teaching real-world self-defense in 1979...
We have been on the cutting-edge of reality-based training for the self-defense world ever since.  

We want to make the world safer.
You can help.

"The SPEAR: PDR Program"

To make the world safer, we need passionate, motivated and conscientious trainers. We have spent decades refining and developing this process. We have been running 'train-the-trainer' courses for over thirty years and we'd like you to join our mission.

The SPEAR: PDR is a train-the-trainer, Instructor development program designed for self-defense instructors, martial artists, DT & combative instructors who wish to professionally integrate and teach the SPEAR System created by Coach Tony Blauer.

1. Teaching self-defense is serious business. Watch this video. .

2. If you're ready to take on that responsibility read this page.

Want more evidence? Keep reading.

Watch the short video above then listen to this interview.

Topics covered in the interview include:

  • You are a human weapon system.
  • 80% of confrontations you encounter, you could have walked away from.
  • Intelligence is defined by behavior.
  • Know how to defend yourself, know how to detect danger, know how to defuse and de-escalate, and if push comes to shove then be your own bodyguard.
  • People can learn how to defend themselves very very quickly.
  • Choosing safety is always safer.
  • The behavioral understanding of how fears afflicts performance.
  • Should you need to protect yourself, you need a system that’s congruent with your emotional psychological state.
  • The SPEAR system can be used by everyone who is looking to really learn how to defend himself/herself.

Scientifically Engineered Self-Defense

Our Mission, for over three decades, has been to research, refine and share the most realistic, relevant and responsible information related to personal safety and self-defense.
Read these testimonials:
"Tony Blauer's S.P.E.A.R. Systemis the new paradigm of combatives training. As a law enforcement officer, use of force trainer, and academician, I have studied the efficacy of use of force tactics and techniques for well over a decade and have concluded that the S.P.E.A.R. Systemis the most comprehensive combatives program currently available. The system has also become the genesis and springboard of my professional research and training. The reason is simple: the S.P.E.A.R. System􀀁 is 'totality in training'. I will never again train or live without its principles."

- Brian Kinnaird, Ph.D. Forceology Research Group - Author

"Tony's work is the definition of inclusiveness, and can't be captured under a single word. A BJJ player and a Thai Boxer will both find the material equally useful in increasing their ability to defend themselves on the street. That statement may seem unbelievable. All I can say is discover it for yourself."

- Kirik Jenness, President, MMA.TV., New England Submission Fighting

"Tony Blauer is not just on the cutting edge of mental preparedness, he is the cutting edge. I have already learned many invaluable tools from Tony, and I know that I have just scratched the surface of his extensive research.

Thank you, Tony, for putting in all the years of work so that you can easily pass your findings along to my students and me. I look forward to many years of fruitful collaboration."

- Burton Richardson, Jeet Kune Do Unlimited

"Simply, one of the best martial artists I know."

- Michael DePasquale Jr., Ju Jitsu Master, Editor Karate International

"As a martial artist and career military officer with over 25 years experience ...the significant emotional event that changed the way I think and practice self-defense was my exposure to Mr. Blauer's tapes and information... always in search of "what works", yet leery of false advertising, Ianswered one of Tony's ads for some inexpensive introductory material and became a believer... I highly recommend Tony Blauer and his material to anyone interested in self-defense, conflict management, or just plain combat survival. Accept no imitations, Tony is the 'real thing’."

- Lt. Col. Kevin Leonard, Chief Instructor, Heidelberg Martial Arts, Germany

"Tony is one of the most skillful martial arts instructors I have ever known. As a professional police educator, I was particularly impressed with his psychological approach to confrontations."

- George Sylvain, 8th degree Ju Jitsu Master, Chief Tactical Training Officer

"Tony Blauer fills in the gaps that other martial artists never think about when teaching self-defense. Leaving no stones unturned, Tony places your mind in the forefront, where it belongs, then gives you the physical skills and tools to get the job done. You will learn a lot from this man. I sure have."

- Matt Furey, World Kung Fu Champion, National Champion Wrestler

"... a comprehensive holistic system ... in my opinion, the equivalent of Einstein's E = MC2 for the selfdefense field ... I make this statement based on 27 years in the martial arts and extensive experience in the military."

- Robert Suggs, Ph.D 5th Degree Tang Soo Do Captain, USNR (Ret)

"Tony Blauer will take your natural reactions and rewire them to serve the purpose of keeping you alive and on top of the game. Old dogs who supposedly cannot learn new tricks, take note: the S.P.E.A.R. System is easily integrated with whichever CQC or martial arts skills you already have."

- Pavel Tsatsouline, Author of The Russian Kettlebell Challenge

"I have been studying Tony Blauer's material since the mid 90's and I can't say enough good things about it. It is truly the missing link for someone who just trains mixed martial arts or any individual martial arts style. The research he has done into the psychological aspect of real world violent confrontations is revolutionary and vastly unaddressed/ under-trained by almost everyone in the martial arts community.

I often teach seminars to martial arts schools, police, soldiers, correctional officers and more. During my teaching I regularly quote and give credit to Tony for passing along concepts that he brought to light for me. There are many out there who have studied his material and are bastardizing it in their own names, but there is really only one Tony Blauer. He is truly cutting edge. If you haven't checked out his material I highly recommend that you do so... your life will never be the same. It perfectly complements a well rounded mixed martial arts skill set with the psychological factors that must be addressed for any success in real world violent confrontations."

- Vincent Fields, President, Realistic Martial Arts Training Association

"Tony! I am a BIG fan of your work. I think that your contributions have taken the warrior community into an entirely new evolutionary step. And this new program of yours is a major step forward. In my science fiction series (The Two-Space War), set hundreds of years in the future, they refer to our current era as the "Warrior Renaissance." We have learned more about the psychology and physiology of combat in the last 50 years than in the previous 5,000 years put together. And in the distant future Tony Blauer is referred to as "Saint Blauer." This is an inside joke, half in jest between friends, but it is also half in truth. I believe that hundreds of years from now, when the history of this Warrior Renaissance, this Golden Age of Warriors, is written, that Tony Blauer will be remembered as one of the great pioneers who propelled us forward to the next evolutionary step in warriorhood. And you can quote me on that!

- LT. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret.), Author, On Killing, Director, Killology Research Group

This trainer's course is open to self-defense trainers, martial artists, defensive tactics & combatives instructors who run private training, commercial schools, gyms or training companies and wish to gain certification in our methodology.

We also have courses for individuals and families too, visit the www.humanweaponsystem.com/byob page

An association with Blauer Tactical Systems, Inc. through the SPEAR: PDR Program is an asset to you whether you’re just starting out teaching self-defense or already an established leader in your community.

An affiliation with us not only gives you access to cutting edge training, it will differentiate your business from others.

Ready to get involved?

Click the banner, we'll send you a twelve page manual that shares some of our basics street defense philosophies and strategies. We'll also send you information on how to get involved, as well as info on training opportunities.