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Old 08-12-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
Charles Bennington
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After todays video of the bear hug with Tony Blauer I sat down and watched all of his videos on the site. I am very interested in ordering one of his DVD sets. I was wondering if anyone out there has any experience with the DVDs or if I should just wait until I can make it to one of his seminars?

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Old 08-13-2007, 06:20 AM   #2
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Video training is nice when you can back it up with sparring or hands-on training. I have a few BJJ videos and watch them before training, but the hands-on training is what helps.

My advice... save the $$$ and take a seminar. Afterwords you can buy the videos to use as a refresher or strengthen your training.

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Old 08-13-2007, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thank you sir.

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Old 08-14-2007, 05:41 AM   #4
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Chuck--
I started watching Tony Blauer's videos 7 or 8 years ago.
Well worth the money!
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Old 08-14-2007, 07:24 PM   #5
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1 vote on either side...I'll probably order them due to the fact that I have the patients of a hummingbird on cocaine.
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Old 08-15-2007, 05:36 PM   #6
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If you go the video route, definitly find some reliable and dedicated training partners- otherwise probably a waste of money.

I believe Blauer's stuff is conceptual, therefore you need to experimate with the application. It isn't like learning A-B-C if attacker does D-E-F.

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Old 08-15-2007, 05:40 PM   #7
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Oh I realize that. I was just looking for people that had experience with the videos, seminars, or both.
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Old 08-20-2007, 03:18 PM   #8
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Re: S.P.E.A.R.

Charles,
Videos are a great learning tool, after you have established a base or frame of reference. In the beginning, misunderstanding a video can lead to life long bad habits, because noone is there to correct you.

Look online for a training partner, in your area. I have trained with some really good people for free, just by being willing to be arm barred 100 times per side. It goes both ways. My training partner at my last duty station knew nothing when he started working out with me, and 8 months later, he was winning matches at NAGA.

BTW, Tony Blauer's stuff is real world, deceptively simple, and it works.

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Old 09-06-2007, 11:24 AM   #9
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Re: S.P.E.A.R.

I agree with the responses that SPEAR is something that really needs to be learned hands on from a qualified instructor. The flinch/startle response is too complicated to learn otherwise. Also SPEAR is pretty physically agressive training and it's not like following along a tae-bo video, someone needs to be there to function as a sytem knowledgeable safety instructor.
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Old 09-11-2007, 09:57 AM   #10
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Re: S.P.E.A.R.

Charles and everyone else;
I am also interested in the videos until I can get to a seminar.
My question: what videos or packages were you considering. I'm non-military or law enforcement therefore looking more at personal defense but there's alot of them.
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