CrossFit Defense Trainer's Course - Columbia, SC - June 7-8, 2014

Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday, June 07, 2014
CrossFit Defense Trainer's Course - Columbia, SC - June 7-8, 2014
Saturday, June 07, 2014 - Sunday, June 08, 2014

Carolina CrossFit
1825 Laurel St
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
United States

Map and Directions

Videos and Reading Material: The links will be embedded in your registration confirmation email that you will receive as soon as you register.


  • Two day course.
  • 9 am to 6 pm each day with a 1-hour lunch break.
  • Please arrive at 8:30 am on day 1 to check in.


  • Your receipt for this course (you can log into your registration to find this)
  • Government Issued ID
  • Notebook (emailed to you upon registration)
  • Pen and Pencil
  • Suitable clothes for working out
  • Small snacks and fluids, or a meal if you do not plan on going off-site during the lunch break


The CrossFit Defense Trainer Course introduces the CrossFit Level 1 Trainer to the bio-mechanic, conceptual, and philosophical foundations of the S.P.E.A.R. System. Each day will include breakout sessions for demonstration and drilling the practical application of the S.P.E.A.R. System. The lectures, demonstrations, presentations, and breakouts all serve to expose the participants to CrossFit Defense’s origin and foundational movements.  The scenario inspired drill sessions serve to reinforce the practical and relevant application of the course content.  Events rotate approximately hourly for the duration making for two dynamic and intensive training days.

Participants are required to participate in the workouts and skill building sessions in order to receive a Trainer Certificate.  Certificates will be handed out at the completion of the seminar. 


  • Study the videos (included in your confirmation email).
  • Students MUST read and review the CrossFit Defense Street Defense Manual prior to attending the course. This document will help the attendee prepare for the day of training and for the test.
    • This course has a written and practical test at the conclusion. The test is optional, however; you will be required to pass in order to be authorized to incorporate the CrossFit Defense program. A Certificate of Attendance will still be offered for those declining to take the test and to those who fail the test.  For more information you may email us at 
  • Physically practice the basic OUTSIDE 90 & FINGER SPLAYED drills.
  • Time permitting, expose yourself to the Blauer/SPEAR  on main site. 
  • Get plenty of rest and hydration before the class.


Are there any pre-requisites for this course?

The two-day course is open to any CrossFit athlete. L1 Trainers will receive a CrossFit Defense Trainer certificate.  Non L1's will receive a certificate of attendance.  No prior martial art training is necessary to complete this course. Attendance at the CFD Athletes Course is valuable, but not a pre-requisite.

Is there any sparring or fighting involved in this course?

No.  There will be two high-intensity WODs per day that will test the L1s understanding of the movements and reactions as a defender and as a role-player attacker.

Is there a written test?

Yes, there will be a test to confirm your understanding of the safety protocols taught during the course.

What should I bring to the course?

Bring a notebook or laptop.  Wear athletic clothing.  Be sure you review and familiarize yourself with all the pre-load videos.


Contact Information

  • Please contact with any questions using the "send email" button below.

Payment Instructions

  • The fee for the CrossFit Defense Trainer's Course is $595 (US dollars).  Payment can be made via credit card or check.  The final balance is due paid in full three weeks prior to the course or your spot will be forfeited.  A $250 deposit is necessary to hold your place and payments may be made until three weeks prior to the course start date.

    Credit card payments can be made online during the course registration and the exchange rate is calculated automatically for payments drawn against non-US banks.

    Checks are accepted in US funds ONLY.  You must indicate for whom and for what course the payment is to be applied on the check.  In addition, complete and send this form with the check, using one of the two following options for sending the form and the check:

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