Official Affiliate of Tony Blauer's SPEAR: PDR Team

Personal Defense Readiness - A Division of Blauer Tactical Systems Bluer Spear System
Coach Blauer and Steve Nodurf

--------- FREE WOMEN'S SELF DEFENSE CLASS ----------


International Women's Self Defense Day


NOV. 17  ·  1-3 PM


550 Center Street

Ludlow, MA 01056


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Having trained in martial arts for most of my adult life, I had the opportunity to train with Coach Blauer in Boston. It was during this seminar that I found the system that so closely matched my thoughts and ideas regarding personal defense. I decided then that I would get the training necessary to teach and share this system. To do what Coach Blauer hopes, that is making the world a safer place.


In addition, I have a Cf L1 certificate, Crossfit Defense cert and Crossfit Striking cert.

Currently, these classes are held at Crossfit Echo in Ludlow, Ma.


"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.


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.”


— 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 mov


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.


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 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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Located at Crossfit Echo

550 Center St

Ludlow, MA 01056