Mr. Tony Blauer is best known as the founder of SPEAR – Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response.
Mr. Tony Blauer – Episode 108
We come back to the question of why? People ask me, “what’s the best martial art for the street?” And I would say, no. Art is for the museum. Street is completely different.
Our guests come from a variety of sources. Some are referrals from past guests, some are listener suggestions and some are people we reach out to. One of our goals on Martial Arts Radio is to bring you diverse guests that tell great stories. Another goal is to make you think. We try to bring on guests that we know will upset the apple cart, so to speak. Guests that make us think differently and challenge some of our long-held beliefs. Traditional martial arts, and martial artists, can get stuck in the way they look at things. [Jeremy’s note: I’m just as guilty of this as anyone else.]
Part 1 – Uncut
Part 2 – Uncut
Part 1 – Clean Version
Part 2 – Clean Version
Mr. Tony Blauer is here to upset the apple cart a bit. Some will claim he’s not a martial artist, but if you check our definition of a martial artist, you’ll see that he certainly is. What Mr. Blauer has done exceptionally well throughout his career is look at martial arts, combat, and self-defense in a different way. He’s not someone who will simply accept the words of another. That’s not to say he’s not respectful, but he challenges convention when he sees it to be appropriate. In a sense, he’s a martial arts researcher.
What follows is our longest show yet. Mr. Blauer gave an incredible amount of his time and geared the conversation to our audience – traditional martial arts & martial artists. You may love this episode, which has been split into two parts, or you may hate it. Regardless, you’re going to think about martial arts, your training, self-defense and more. Our intention in bringing you this episode is not to steer you to sign up for anything from anyone. (Disclosure: we have never, and will never, taken any financial incentives from guests for them coming on the show.) Our intention is that you listen, consider Mr. Blauer’s words, and look at your life and your training.
This episode is not only in two parts but in two versions. Here on this website we’ve released both the uncut and clean versions of both parts, while the podcast feed we put out to iTunes and others is simply the uncut version.
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Movies – Enter the Dragon, Ong Bak
Here are some links to things Tony Blauer mentioned on the show:
Train-the-trainer certification: http://blauerspear.com/get-certified-in-spear/
The High Gear Impact Reduction Suit: http://blauerspear.com/the-high-gear-impact-reduction-suit/
Blauer Tactical courses: http://blauerspear.com/training/
His blog: http://blauerspear.com/blauer-blog/
Instructional videos: http://blauerspear.com/downloads/