Here is another important topic by Tony Blauer discussing the Ten Commandments of Street Survival.
Some key points here from physical training to mental mindset and fear management. Good segment on capacity vs. potential. The Ten Commandments are some solid basics we should all try to maintain on a consistent basis. The last one number 10 is “Thou shalt not rebuke other systems”. Great point to always keep in mind. With so much in the martial world you can draw upon many things to enhance your self defense style or system. By not rebuking other systems you keep and open mind and continue to grow and learn, a closed mindset prevents this. I think one of the things about the S.P.E.A.R. system is that it is so adoptable with many other styles. This is why it is being used to enhance so many existing styles being used today. I personally like the simplicity and the “Power of One” (The Spear) as it cuts down on the amount of moves you need to remember in an attack. My favorite quote form Einstein is “Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler”, or DaVinci ,” Simplicity is the highest form of sophistication”. That’s what I like about the S.P.E.A.R. system.