Tony Blauer is founder and CEO of BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS. Mr. Blauer has pioneered research and training methodologies that have influenced and inspired martial art & combative systems around the world.
His company, BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS (BTS) is now one of the world’s leading consulting firms specializing in research & development of combative training & equipment for the military, law enforcement and self-defense communities. BTS has taught key performance enhancement, fear management, and combatives based on S.P.E.A.R. System research to military, law enforcement and civilian personnel since 1988.
With over 20 years professional consulting experience, BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS is highly sought out by progressive trainers interested in advanced scenario work, close quarter tactics, mind-set and confrontation management psychology. The Blauer team has had the privilege and honor of consulting for elite elements within the federal government like U.S. ARMY Special Forces & SPECIAL OPERATIONS, U.S. AIR FORCE, U.S. NAVY SEALs, FEDERAL AIR MARSHAL SERVICE, the U.S. COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, SECRET SERVICE, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER, U.S. MARSHALS.
Mr. Blauer and his company have also consulted and designed programs for the United Nations Safety & Security Services as well as specialty groups like the Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force. Mr. Blauer is a frequent guest on the national conference circuit and has lectured for organizations like the National Security Committee (ALPA), the National Tactical Officer’s Association (NTOA),International Association of Firearms Instructors (IALEFI) and SWAT Round-Up, Texas Tactical Police Officer’s Association (TTPOA), the Illinois Tactical Officer’s Association, (ITOA), Mountain States Tactical Officer’s Association(MSTOA) and CATO, the California Association of Tactical Officers.
Mr. Blauer’s research on performance psychology, fear management and personal defense readiness has earned him invitations to consult with groups as large as Federal Express and SONY to companies as elite as threat management experts Gavin De Becker, Incorporated. Blauer has been featured in 100+ magazine articles including MAXIM and LAW & ORDER.
His research and combat philosophy has been included in the best-selling novels Rogue
Warrior: Blue Team and Rain Storm: A John Rain Novel, as well, as in non-fiction books like NAKED WARRIOR (Pavel Tsatsouline), ON COMBAT (Grossman),WARRIORS: Living With Courage and Honor (Christensen) to name a few. Mr. Blauer has also appeared on countless radio & TV shows including FOX’S WORLD’S WILD POLCE VIDEOS and CNN. In print, Mr. Blauer has the distinction of being the only martial artist ever to be featured in prestigious FORBES MAGAZINE.
Aside from extensive work throughout North America, BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS has provided train-the-trainer consultation and research in Venezuela, Australia, New Zealand the United Kingdom and Germany.
Blauer Tactical Systems has produced 70+ instructional DVDs and has designed and developed HIGH GEAR™ protective training equipment. The HIGH GEAR™ suit is a state-of-the-art pice of equipment, designed with impact reduction technology that has changed how combat athletes & warriors prepare for close combat. It represents the most realistic and innovative way to train dynamic simulations and has been adopted by trainers all over the world.