Self Defense Classes

The Spear System My Goal Is To Make You Safer, Smarter, And More Secure!!

Personal Defense Readiness™ is based on the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™, which is the first genetically, and behaviorally inspired self-defense course. It is the only self-defense method that fully integrates the body’s reflexive responses and instinctive survival mechanisms, making S.P.E.A.R. the easiest, most natural way to protect yourself. This course is open to everyone 16 years old and older, which will challenge and enlighten everyone who attends.

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

Coach Blauer’s focus, our 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.

SmartSecureSafe is 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.”
— Coach Tony Blauer

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.

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 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 rawest and direct approach to personal defense using natural biomechanics.

Learn more on the SPEAR System​:

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 System™, 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 biomechanics. 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.

Please check our schedule to find the next available PDR course. You can also learn about Head Instructor, Hermann Morris’s journey in discovering Tony Blauer and his system here.

NOTE: While PDR courses do not involve firearms, they are a crucial part of a comprehensive training regimen for anyone who also owns any weapon(s) for the purposes of self-defense. In a real-life violent encounter, if you are the target of an ambush, the odds of you being able to effectively deploy a weapon as your initial response to an attack are very slim. For that reason, it is a prerequisite to go through the Introduction to PDR course at least once prior to attending any other class. This also helps introduce new students to SmartSecureSafe philosophy and teaching model while instantly making them safer individuals overall, whether they are interested in training with firearms in the future or not.