Coach Blauer’s ATM video is one of the most popular videos we’ve ever produced. In it, Coach shares some strategies for dealing with a mugger an ATM machine. If you haven’t seen it yet, these strategies may not be what you’re expecting.
Since then, we’ve gotten a lot of excellent feedback from people around the world who have used this strategy successfully, in a wide variety of situations. Check out this article for a few stories about how people adapted the ATM strategy to keep themselves and their loved ones safe.
Coach Blauer was recently featured on the Re-Wild Yourself Podcast, where he discussed the history of his training, the development of the PDR/SPEAR system, and much more.
In this episode, Coach Blauer talks about
- How he became interested in self defense
- Consensual dueling vs predatory violence
- Why “the pacifist” needs to learn this
- How long it takes to learn to defend yourself
- Indignation energy
- Startle-flinch response
- Compliant vs non-compliant opponent
Check out this short video of Coach Blauer teaching at the CrossFit Defense trainer’s course. Coach Blauer covers a lot of material in a short demo. These are many of the same concepts that are covered in our PDR Instructor Courses.
Interested in learning more about the PDR Instructor course? Check out this video for some more insight. youtube.com/watch?v=1RROfS6tznw
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In his latest video, Coach Blauer breaks down some of the mechanics and drills we use to teach the elbow strike in the PDR program.
Understanding the difference between sudden self-defense and martial contest.
You get a call. A close friend is taking off to travel the world – solo. He or she has agreed that self-defense is a vital skill and is willing to learn. You’re excited to share with them all you’ve learned as a (name your style/system/art). You’ve been training for years and have a wealth of knowledge. It’s Friday night, your weekend is clear. “Ok great, let’s start this weekend and we can train every weekend until you leave, when is that?”
“Sunday, this Sunday. What can you show me in a day“, replies your friend.
How might you answer this question? Think about it, and check out Coach Blauer’s recent blog for his thoughts on the subject, plus a powerful news story you don’t want to miss out on.
Want to add this information to your training? Come to a PDR Instructor Course to learn how to integrate BTS’s research and strategies into your self-defense and martial arts training.