The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ (Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response) is a scientifically researched & medically reviewed personal defense measure that exploits the body’s natural responses to violence and danger. This survival mechanism, dubbed: Startle-Flinch Response has been scientifically integrated into a series of neuro-muscular drills that teaches individuals how to convert their instinctive reactions into protective and combative tactics.
Blauer Tactical Systems® research 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 S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™, which utilizes the speed and reliability of the startle/flinch mechanism to convert the sudden attack into a tactical counter. Most importantly, this system will not interfere with your current training and in fact it is most easily used as a bridge to any complex motor skill transition.
The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is a ‘behaviorally’ researched, close quarter personal defense method that utilizes the body’s natural flinches and reactions to fear or violence and then converts these reactions into efficient tactical choices. Because the system is “Genetically wired and behaviorally inspired™”, anybody can learn it and everybody can do it.
It is the result of over two decades of research. The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is so direct and efficient, it is currently being adopted by major law enforcement and military training units across the globe.
The foundation and nucleus of the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is based upon what the body will do prior to any training, making it the fastest, most natural way to move the human body.
This process cuts muscle-memory training by about 80%, allowing anyone to improve more quickly and with greater confidence. Retention of the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ mechanics is vastly superior as the tactics taught are based on natural movements.
The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™, developed by Tony Blauer, is based on his pioneering research on the psychological, emotional and bio-mechanic realities of close quarter combat. His program, is referred to as ‘3-DIMENSIONAL BEHAVIORAL TACTICS’, because it is the first ‘genetically’ inspired close quarter combat system; remember, most systems rely on muscle-memory drills to create and develop their arsenal, but the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ toolbox is inspired by how the body actually wants to move.
From a ‘tactics’ perspective, the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is not based on a ‘sport-model’ where balance, distance and tools are agreed upon. The system is based on a ‘street model’ that takes into account fear, reflexive flinches and emotions as mitigating influences during high stress confrontations. The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ methodology then capitalizes on this instinctual process and converts the energy and movement of these behaviorally based reactions into tactical options. In short, our system incorporates psychological, emotional and bio-mechanic truths to form a synergistic, realistic, protective system.