It was a great privilege to meet and hang out with Coach Blauer, a combatives expert, and pioneer in the world of self-defense. Over lunch we talked fighting, life philosophy, family, the gun industry, and more with plenty of Tony's colorful (may or may not be a euphemism) sense of humor. I love the man.
Coach Tony Blauer is the founder of the SPEAR system (Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response) is a close quarters system that seeks to use natural reflexes (or flinch response) to initiate counter attacks in violent encounters. Tony Blauer founded this system back in the 1980s and has since gone on to train thousands of military, law enforcement, civilians, and even celebrities, in his style of self-defense which has forever changed how we think about defending ourselves in violent encounters.