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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Seminar: Personal Defense Readiness Workshop: Level 2 -- Malfunctions and Attacks From Behind

What: Advanced strategies for dealing with being attacked from behind and other common malfunctions.

One of the most common questions we get during our Personal Defense Readiness courses is the question “but what if the bad guy is behind me”?

In this seminar, we’ll answer that question, examining attacks from behind and several other common “malfunctions” that occur during a violent assault.

As with all of our seminars, we’ll approach this problem three-dimensionally, looking at the emotional, psychological, and physical aspects of self-defense. Using the PDR’s unique Three D’s model: Detect, Defuse, Defend, we’ll seek to understand why these malfunctions occur, and how to deal with them to get back into the fight.

What We’ll Cover

How the S.P.E.A.R. System addresses attacks from behind, such as sudden grabs, choke holds, etc.
How to recover position when your initial response leaves you compromised
Unique drills to help improve your perception speed and help you get back into the fight faster


The curriculum for these workshops is based on Tony Blauer’s PDR/SPEAR system, which uses a ’3-Dimensional’ theory that creates confidence on emotional, psychological, and physical levels. We’ll approach self-defense as a holistic problem, which means we’ll look at awareness and avoidance strategies and verbal defusing skills, not just physical drills (though we do those too).

The Personal Defense Readiness program is widely acknowledged as being on the cutting edge of personal safety training. This workshop will flow from mind-set, to contact, to confrontation, using the PDR’s unique Three D’s model: Detect, Defuse, Defend. Using Non-Violent Postures™ students will learn how to identify pre-contact cues, position for interception, and how to convert the startle-flinch to intercept the ambush.

The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is the first genetically & behaviorally inspired self-defense method of it’s kind. It is the only self-defense 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.

JP CrossFit
54 Hyde Park Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

 April 13th, 1-4pm.

Cost: JP CrossFit Members, $30. Non-members, $40

UPDATE: Registration is available here:

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