CrossFit Workshop: Be Your Own Bodyguard

"The ability to protect yourself or a loved one is the single greatest skill you could possess." –Tony Blauer

The CrossFit Workshop: Be Your Own Bodyguard™ is a single-day, immersive course designed to improve physical self-defense, situational awareness, verbal de-escalation skills and fear management. Through a mixture of classroom discussion and innovative partner drills, participants leave the workshop with simple, practical but effective self-defense skills.

Created by Coach Tony Blauer—a pioneer of modern self-defense and champion of the CrossFit community—the workshop leverages the SPEAR™ concept, which is based on human physiology and natural biomechanics. The “startle-flinch response” is part of the human survival reflex, and attendees learn to harness it as a catalyst for protective movement. 

Learning objectives

The CrossFit Workshop: Be Your Own Bodyguard teaches participants:

  1. How to develop better situational awareness.
  2. The importance of fear in life.
  3. How to recognize “real” danger from “imagined.”
  4. How to manage fear in a crisis.
  5. “Biologically hard-wired” physical self-defense skills.
  6. “Human Weapon” system principles.
  7. SPEAR™ system fundamentals.

Prerequisites

None

Certificates

Sent electronically 1-2 weeks after course completion to the email address used for registration.

Language

The default language for the CrossFit Workshop: Be Your Own Bodyguard is English. In some countries, a translator is provided. Lecture and small-group practical sessions are translated in real time. Courses with a translator are specified in the "Language" section from the event registration link. Generally, translators are used in Latin America and some countries in Europe and Asia.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon successful completion of this course, a Certified CrossFit Trainer may claim eight CEUs towards their continuing education.

Price

​US​ $249 or equivalent for courses in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

CrossFit does not accommodate refunds or transfers.

Email sme@crossfit.com for discounts for active duty or retired military personnel and first responders.

Support

sme@crossfit.com

What to Bring

  • Printed version of the registration receipt.
  • Government-issued photo ID.
  • Notebook and pen/pencil.
  • Suitable clothes for working out and coaching.
  • Snacks, fluids and lunch, as the intensive schedule and subject matter require a “working lunch” on site.

CONTACT

spearmybox@blauertactical.com

www.blauerspear.com

Facebook: facebook.com/CrossFit.SPEAR/

Twitter: @tonyblauer

Instagram: @crossfit.spear

Requirements

Those who attend the CrossFit Workshop: Be Your Own BodyGuard receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Schedule

Please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Day 1 to check in.

    (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

    9:00
    Introduction
    9:20
    Positioning statements
    9:50
    Break
    10:00
    Your human weapon system
    10:20
    Proof-of-principle drills
    10:50
    Blueprint of violence
    11:10
    Getting off the X
    Working Lunch
    12:10
    Detect to avoid
    12:30
    Break
    12:40
    Defuse to de-escalate
    1:10
    “Choice” speech
    1:30
    Defend to protect
    2:50
    Break
    3:00
    Fear as a “fuel”
    3:30
    Scenarios
    4:00
    Debrief and takeaway