TONY BLAUER’S S.P.E.A.R/P.D.R. SYSTEM – official spear/pdr affiliate


Tony Blauer’s Personal Defense Readiness (P.D.R.) system is the personal and professional version of the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ which is taught to military and law enforcement personnel around the globe and is the result of over thirty years of research in to violent encounters. 

The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™, standing for Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response, is a ‘behaviourally’ researched, close quarter personal defence method that utilises 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 behaviourally inspired™”, anybody can learn it and everybody can do it. It is the only self-defence method that fully integrates the body’s reflexive responses and instinctive survival mechanisms making the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM the easiest, most natural way to protect yourself.  

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Strategically and tactically speaking, the courses are based on how real confrontations actually occur!


Teaching methodology is based on understanding of the 3 D’s – Detect, Defuse, Defend. DETECT the threat early enough to avoid it; if not, learn how to DEFUSE the situation to limit the threat and only then DEFEND if we have to. Students learn realistic self-defence skills that are street applicable and are exposed to role playing to simulate encounters and to prepare them to react legally, ethically as well as decisively to real-life aggression. The curriculum covers verbal defusing tactics, choice speech principles and a host of other behaviourally researched strategies.


The program also includes unique and patented learning models but most importantly, they have pioneered research on how to manage and overcome fear.


Blauer Tactical Systems have been leading the scenario/behavioural approach to training for over 30 years.  Their curriculum is based on a ‘3-Dimensional’ theory that creates confidence on an emotional, psychological and physical level.