Self Defense

The core of our self-defense training program is based on Tony Blauer’s P.D.R./ S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™, a modern, highly researched approach to self-defense. This program is focused on a single goal: to give students the skills they need to avoid, de-escalate, and if necessary, defend themselves against a violent assault. In addition, this self-defense training covers a systematic approach to fear management and performance enhancement psychology that is applicable to all areas of your life. It’s so much more than just a self-defense class.

What makes Tony Blauer’s P.D.R. System different?


The core of our method is based on the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ which is the first genetically & behaviorally inspired self-defense course of its kind. It is the only self-defense method that fully integrates the body’s reflexive responses and instinctive survival mechanisms making the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ the easiest, most natural way to protect yourself. Our self-defense classes also includes unique and patented learning models, but most importantly we have pioneered research on how to manage and overcome fear.

Strategically and tactically speaking, our courses are based on how real confrontations actually occur! We have been leading the scenario approach to training for over 20 years. Our curriculum is based on a ‘3-Dimensional’ theory that creates confidence on emotional, psychological, and physical levels.


In these self-defense classes, we only teach realistic skills that are street applicable. Students are exposed to aggressive as well as defensive roleplaying to simulate encounters and to prepare them to react ethically as well as decisively to real-life aggression. Our curriculum covers verbal defusing tactics, choice speech principles and a host of other behaviorally researched strategies.


Training in our system engenders personal evolution: Our breakthrough research on fear management is the foundation of our program and understanding and directing fear is the key to overcoming any obstacle in life. We’ve had many individuals participate in the program and experience transcendent applications in their businesses life and in intra-personal relationships.

Our system fosters respect for yourself and others by developing virtues like self-discipline, humility, assertiveness, and character. Since our program is so focused around the managing of one’s fears, it directly works the ‘esteem’ and ‘ego’ centers of anyone sincerely working the system, ultimately this process helps lead one to greater self- knowledge and personal evolution.

Committed training also provides an excellent method to acquire overall physical fitness, improved strength, cardiovascular conditioning, weight management and coordination.

Remember, ‘we’ originally got into the martial arts for confidence and self-defense skills. At B.T.S., we’ve stayed true to that objective, our path has been the same one for over 20 years and while many consider our approach to be modern or eclectic, we prefer to think of ourselves as traditionalists, because originally, the traditional arts were only about winning real fights that could not be avoided. We invite you to explore our powerful approach to personal defense and we look forward to sharing our research with you soon.

“Stay Safe”

-Team Blauer