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We are a certified Affiliate of Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) and excited to offer our clients BTS’ Personal Defense Readiness (PDR) curriculum.


"Your ability to protect yourself or a loved one is

inarguably the single most important skill you can possess."

-Coach Tony Blauer

The SPEAR SYSTEM utilizes the speed and reliability of the startle-flinch mechanism to convert the sudden attack into a tactical counter.

It is a bridge between the reactive brain and the cognitive brain.

This improves reaction time during a confrontation.

Blauer Tactical Systems® research on the startle/flinch phenomena and its link to the survival system’s withdrawal reflex has spawned one of the most important evolutions in close quarter training: the SPEAR SystemTM, which utilizes the speed and reliability of the startle/flinch mechanism to convert the sudden attack into a tactical counter.

The SPEAR SystemTM is considered the world’s first and only behaviorally-based close self-defense system. It is based on science, psychology and human bio-mechanics. It uses hard-wired reflexes to enhance personal defense by improving anyone’s ability to detect, intercept, and defend a sudden close quarter ambush.

The SPEAR SystemTM is not a martial art nor does it replace other martial art systems. SPEAR is the study of human movement as it relates to violence, fear and aggression.

10 Things You Need To Know About The SPEAR System

  1. The SPEAR System is based on an 80,000 year old genetic survival response that helped keep our ancestors alive. 

  2. Your reptilian brain wants you to survive.

  3. Its initial response to danger is to protect your head and push you away from danger. 

  4. “Danger” is detected via the limbic system. This triggers an instinctive survival response called the 'startle-flinch' response.

  5. This survival reflex is hard-wired in you.

  6. When it is triggered, it bypasses cognition. This is neurophysiology.  

  7. This explains why no one looks cool in a real fight and why you almost never see technical martial arts being used in real violent encounters. 

  8. The SPEAR System harnesses this energy, then exploits the energy by converting it into a focused counter-measure. This is kinetics & physics. 

  9. This movement is protective by nature and tactical by design and its all organic, your body-mind produces this.

  10. The SPEAR System combines the fastest human response (the startle-flinch) with the strongest natural human kinetic movement (the cross-extensor reflex), making the SPEAR a simple to learn, extremely effective method of personal defense regardless of gender, age, or size.


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