The SPEAR System (an acronym for Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response) is a close-quarter protection system that uses a person's reflex action in threatening situations as a basis for defence.[1] The founder, Tony Blauer, developed the SPEAR System in Canada during the 1980s.[2]

SPEAR System
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Also known asSpontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response
FocusHybrid
Country of originCanada Canada
CreatorTony Blauer
Olympic sportNo
Official websitehttp://blauerspear.com

HistoryEdit

The SPEAR System's origin began in 1982 with the developed "Panic Attack" drill that attempts to mirror the physiological response of a sudden ambush.

The "Panic Attack" study developed into the "Be Your Own Bodyguard" program and the present day SPEAR and Personal Defense Readiness ("PDR") programs.[3]

In 2007 UK's Association of Chief Police Officers approved Spear for inclusion in the Personal Safety Training Manual for the British police.[4][5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tony Blauer Talks With Black Belt About the SPEAR (Part 1)". Black Belt. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
  2. ^ "Tony Blauer Talks With Black Belt About the SPEAR (Part 1)". Black Belt. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
  3. ^ "Tony Blauer Talks With Black Belt About the SPEAR (Part 2)". Black Belt. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
  4. ^ Jane's Police Review, issue 150307 2009
  5. ^ "'The United Kingdom Adopts the Blauer Tactical S.P.E.A.R. System'" policeone.com dated 20 August 2007. Recovered on 7 January 2009.