Convergent Evolution - Tony Blauer & Rory Miller

Carlsbad, California
Saturday, June 13, 2015

Convergent Evolution - Tony Blauer & Rory Miller
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015

Carlsbad Safety Training Center
5750 Orion Street
Carlsbad, California 92010
United States

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Join Tony Blauer & Rory Miller for a weekend of mirth, meditations on violence and yes, violence.  

Two of the world's most philosophical and provocative self defense coaches team up for this exclusive training opportunity.

The weekend is many things: workshop, seminar, camp and will highlight the 'convergent evolution' concept that inspired this seminar.  

Topics will include discussion, demos and drills and attendees will be run  through the chronology of the event from being targeted, to contact, to escape.

Both coaches will cover pillar principles from their program and discuss and demo how they synergize or augment. This is a rare chance to train with both of these pioneers in their fields, both Blauer's and Miller's extensive research will help you understand the anatomy of a confrontation.

Course Schedule: 

Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
               Break and then a special event at the beach (weather permitting)
               7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Sunday: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

From Chiron:

-The Safety briefing
-Context talk-- the seven things that must be included in a SD curriculum: Legal/ethical dimension; Violence Dynamics; Avoidance, E&E and De-escalation; Counter-assault; Breaking the freeze; the fight itself; aftermath (legal, physical psychological)
-Violence dynamics section that covers the types of violence, motivations, how they set up, and advice on de-escalation strategies and some tips on different types of fights
-The CHIRON basic drill (efficiency, fighting to the goal)
-Breaking the freeze; the fight itself; aftermath 
-Force law and articulation talk
-Power generation
-Operant conditioning for counter assault
-Dynamic motion/using momentum

Coach Blauer will cover from SPEAR: 

-The THREE D's 
Detect (avoid) awareness theory and drills
Defuse (de-escalate) Verbal strategies and drill
Defend legal & practical (Not just tactical)

-Emotional Climate Drill - how to activate the reticular cortex and improve awareness and reaction time
-Intention to Action Principle - the psychology and physiology of intercepting and attack 
-The Physics of Self-Defense - understanding the body's hard-wired survival system and how to make it work for you
-SPEAR AS A BRIDGE - discussion demo and drills to show how the SPEAR System then tactic can create a safe bridge to whatever martial system you have adopted


Saturday night, weather permitting, we will all meet at the beach for a bonfire and ghost stories  ;-) This will be an open Q & A, like a live Reddit AMA.  

"In modern times, a big part of the warrior apprenticeship is missing, and that is simply sitting by the fire, listening to the old guys talk."

BYOM (bring your own marshmallows)

Local Hotels:

Carlsbad Residence Inn by Marriott
2000 Faraday Av
Carlsbad, CA 92008
760.431.9999 / 800.331.3131
1.3 miles from the PD

Homewood Suites Carlsbad
2223 Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011
1.6 miles from the PD

Hampton Inn Carlsbad
2229 Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011
P: 760.431.2225 / 800.675.8738
1.9 miles from the PD

More Info on Local Hotels/Restaurants.

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Payment Instructions

  • Camp Pricing:  

    $400 - First Time Attendee

    $200 - If you have trained with either Rory Miller or Tony Blauer in a previous course please email with the course you have attended and the date of the course. You will receive a code for the discounted rate.

    To secure your spot in the event please make a minimum deposit of $99.  To pay in full, simply leave the amount as is and continue with the payment method of your choice. If you wish to make a deposit, simply enter that amount in the applicable field then choose your payment method.  You may pay the remaining balance at any time prior to the event.

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    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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