PERSONAL DEFENSE READINESS™ (P.D.R.™)
What makes Tony Blauer’s P.D.R. System different?
The core of P.D.R.™ is based on the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ (see below) which is the first genetically & behaviourally inspired self-defence course of its kind. It is the only self-defence 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. P.D.R.™ program also includes unique and patented learning models but most importantly, Blauer Tactical Solutions (BTS) has pioneered research on how to manage and overcome fear.
Strategically & tactically speaking, P.D.R.™ courses are based on how real confrontations actually occur! BTS has been leading the scenario/behavioural approach to training for over 20 years. P.D.R.™ curriculum is based on a ‘3-Dimensional’ theory that creates confidence on emotional, psychological and physical levels.
OUR TEACHING DOCTRINE
We only teach realistic self-defence skills that are street applicable. Students are exposed to aggressive as well as defensive role-playing to simulate encounters and to prepare them to react ethically as well as decisively to real-life aggression. P.D.R.™ curriculum covers verbal defusing tactics, choice speech principles and a host of other behaviourally researched strategies.
Training in the P.D.R.™ system engenders personal evolution: Our breakthrough research on fear management is the foundation of the P.D.R.™ 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 professional life and in intra-personal relationships.
P.D.R.™ 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’ centres of anyone sincerely studying the system, ultimately leading 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.
PDR™ training is currently being used by security companies, guard forces, executive protection specialists, and individuals looking for the most realistic way to survive a violent ambush.
The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™
Applications & Implications for Personal & Professional Self-Defense
Blauer Tactical Confrontation Management Systems® research of 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 S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™, which utilizes the speed and reliability of the startle/flinch mechanism to convert the sudden attack into a tactical counter. Most importantly, this system will not interfere with your current training and in fact, it is easily used as a bridge to any complex motor skill transition.
The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is a ‘behaviourally’ researched, close quarter personal defence method that utilizes the body’s natural flinches and reactions to fear or violence and then converts these reactions into efficient tactical choices. Because the system is “Genetically wired and behaviourally inspired™”, anybody can learn it and everybody can do it.
It is the result of over two decades of research. The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is so direct and efficient, it is currently being adopted by major law enforcement and military training units across the globe.
REMEMBER…IN YOUR FIGHT, YOU ARE POINT.
Irrespective of your training, if the opponent is in your face, it is now your fight. Moreover, while there may be legal or professional rules of engagement, it is now a very personal moment. If you cannot subdue this threat, it is likely that you will not accomplish your task within the professional mission and likely the confrontation will also impact on your personal situation.
THE ANSWER: TOTALITY IN TRAINING…
While ‘totality’ may appear to be grandiose, the reference is merely a philosophically based argument that suggests that ‘we’ must look carefully at the combative arena, the environment and specifically the opponent through a disciplined threat assessment filter. This will enable us to customize training to provide the greatest tactical advantage for the next engagement.
“The superior fighter has no emotional attachment to any particular range of combat.”
BTCMS methodology seeks to improve spontaneous effective modification or adaptability of the warrior’s arsenal. This includes personal tools (body/mind) as well as tactical tools (all other weapons). My message has always been to be diverse, skilled in all ranges. If push comes to shove you must have no physical preference, no emotional attachment to a range, only then you can make a calm, calculated, strategic choice and force the confrontation to the range that suits the situation.