2013 International SPEAR System Symposium

Warrington, Cheshire
Monday, October 21, 2013

2013 International SPEAR System Symposium
Monday, October 21, 2013 10:30 AM -
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:30 PM (GMT)

National Crime Agency, Northern Training Centre
Olympic Park, Longbarn Boulevard
Woolston Grange
Warrington, Cheshire WA2 0XA
United Kingdom

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OUR STORY: In 1987, Tony Blauer was experimenting with instinctual, sub-conscious movement and concluded it was always faster than cognitive muscle memory.  Experimenting with this discovery evolved into what is now known as the S.P.E.A.R. System.  It is unlike any other officer safety, self-defense or defensive tactics method.  It does not rely on learned muscle movement or memorized skill sets.  It has been designed around human nature and behavior making it the simplest, most natural and instinctive way to protect you.

The S.P.E.A.R. System is not “Martial Arts” based.  It is reliable (non-perishable) gross motor system that works during high stress encounters.  This is a behaviorally researched, close quarter method that utilizes the body’s natural flinches and natural body mechanics, which allow you to effectively respond to a sudden, explosive encounter. 

“The S.P.E.A.R. System is the study of human movement as it relates to violence, fear, and aggression.” – Official BTS Definition.

For the past 15 years Coach Tony Blauer of Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS), has traveled to the United Kingdom sharing his research into the S.P.E.A.R. System. He is had decided to use the United Kingdom to host the first ever international SPEARSymposium.

In 2007 S.P.E.A.R. was incorporated into the ACPO Manual of Guidance on Personal Safety and has since been used extensively throughout the Police Service in the UK. 
  • S.P.E.A.R. is also included in the Close Protection package.
  • In 2011 the Scottish Prison Service incorporated the S.P.E.A.R. System.
  • Select offices within the NHS Trust utilize the SPEAR for their control and restraint and personal safety program.
  • The S.P.E.A.R. is also used by various units, agencies, organizations  in Denmark, Germany, Australia, Holland, Sweden and other EU countries.
  • The S.P.E.A.R. is also used extensively by elements within the USA DoD, Secret Service, Border Patrol and other Federal agencies.
For the first time Mr Blauer is going to be holding a 2-day Symposium on the S.P.E.A.R. System allowing trainers and managers unprecedented first hand access to the founder of the System.

This event is aimed at enhancing the safety of all first responders in every sector or the government and is free to attend.  

This inaugural event will be take place 21st – 22nd October 2013.

Registration is required via secure online system and participants and their guests will be required to register as there are only 100 seats in the auditorium per day. For verification, please send an email to penny@blauertactical.com from your government issued email address and you will be sent a registration code required to register. 

Day 1 - Certified S.P.E.A.R. Instructors

Monday 21st October 2013 
10:30 am - 4:30 1 hour break for lunch 
(followed by a social gathering off-site)

Day 1 is open to certified S.P.E.A.R. Instructors and will include lecture and drils covering:
  • Essential Drills for your trainers & officers
  • S.P.E.A.R. application for Firearms / Taser STU’s  
  • S.P.E.A.R.  application for multiple assailants
  • S.P.E.A.R. application for Control and Restraint
Day 2 - SPEAR trainers & senior management, training managers, etc.

Tuesday 22nd October 2013 – Open Day
(9:30 - 4:30) 1 hour break for lunch

The second day will be open to senior management, training managers and Federation representatives or anyone wishing to learn more about the S.P.E.A.R. System, how it integrates seamlessly into current officer safety training, from initial recruits to specialist teams. This will include presentations and discussions on:
  • The importance of Developing a Behaviourally Based Combative System / conflict management for Law Enforcement Officer's. Medical, Fitness, Safety perspectives.
  • Key models of learning that will aid design and delivery. 
  • Founders rationale for the Cycle of behaviour / Neural Circuitry of Fear.
  • Creating buy in. Community of Practice?
  • Intervention - key points of interception that every staff safety trainers should be teaching (Based on awareness of primary initiation attacks /pre contact cues) 
  • Latest developments.

To register for the event you must have attended an official BTS course and be active LE, MIL, or FIREFIGHTER etc. Please email penny@blauertactical.com from your government email and confirm the course you attended.  We will respond with a REGISTRATION CODE.
S.P.E.A.R. System in Men's Fitness  HERE
The Economics of Violence - HERE
S.P.E.A.R. System in Law and Order - HERE


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • To ensure course attendees are members of active law enforcement, military, fire service or local state or federal protective service, we require everyone to send penny@blauertactical.com a pre-registration email from their official governmental email or provide physical proof (scanned or digital photos) of your governmental ID. You will be sent a registration code upon confirmation that will allow you to register for the course. These security measures are in place solely to protect you, your fellow police officers, soldiers and first responders.

    If you have any payment related questions you can email us at accounting@blauertactical.com

    Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) does not issue refunds. If you are unable to attend the course you registered for w
    e will gladly hold your payment as a credit towards any future eligible course. 

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