Your ability to protect yourself or a loved one is inarguably the single most important skill you can possess.
— Coach Tony Blauer

Burg Fitness Personal Defense was started due to the lack of knowledge and realistic training in today’s self defense and martial arts schools. The foundation of our personal safety classes is based on Blauer Tactical’s SPEAR System and 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 quickly and with greater confidence. Retention of the material and mechanics is vastly superior, as the tactics taught are based on the body’s natural movements.

The ability to protect yourself or a loved one is the single greatest skill you could possess. What if learning how to protect yourself was much easier than you thought? That was the inspiration Coach Blauer had over thirty years ago. He noticed that no one really used technical martial arts in real confrontations.

Coach Blauer’s focus, mission and path has not wavered since he began teaching real-world self-defense in 1979. He has been on the cutting-edge of reality-based training for the self-defense world ever since. His goal has always been to make the world safer.

Starting with you.

This is why we are proud to be an authorized affiliate of his system.

The SPEAR System is based on an 80,000-year-old genetic survival response that helped keep our ancestors alive. The reptilian brain wants you to survive. Its initial response is to protect the head and move you away from danger. We have sharpened this movement. Be the tip of the spear. Because in your fight, you’re on point.

When you train with us you will learn:

  • How to reconnect with your intuition and instincts

  • How to recognize a fear spike and how to listen to it its signals and most importantly, how to manage fear

  • Simple, functional movements, based on how real people move

Training in the SPEAR System will teach anyone:

  • How to reconnect to the human weapon system.

  • That 80% of confrontations could have been avoided.

  • The Three D’s: How to to detect danger, how to defuse and de-escalate and, if push comes to shove, to defend.

  • A simple and practical system that’s congruent with your emotional psychological state during a confrontation..

The SPEAR system can be used by anyone looking for a simple and effective system of self protection.

The Blauer SPEAR System’s approach to self defense will reawaken your situational awareness and teach you a patented approach to identifying and managing fear; the program includes an effective verbal de-escalation system and the most raw and direct approach to personal defense using natural bio-mechanics.

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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 SYSTEM™ 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 System 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.

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Tony Blauer discusses the physical and psychological applications of the S.P.E.A.R. System in Personal Defense Readiness.

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St. Petersburg, FL 33705