Workshop Overview

Led by Blauer Tactical Systems Certified Personal Defense Readiness (PDR) Coaches, Dan Miller and Mike Collier, the Tactical Defense Workshop is a reality-based self-defense system, effective at preparing you for the real world. It’s easy to learn regardless of your previous experience.

Each workshop will cover self-defense techniques including: situational awareness, striking, blocking, escapes, weapons defense, ground defense, and real life scenario training. 

Unlike most self-defense systems that rely on strength, speed, and coordination, the techniques in the Tactical Defense workshop build upon the functional movements you’re already performing in your daily life. You’ll learn how to employ body position, technique, and timing, so regardless of age, size or athletic ability, you can make them work against an attacker.

You will learn about the 3-Ds - Detect (through Situational Awareness). Diffuse (through Non-Violent Postures and Choice Speech). Defend (by deploying the SPEAR system, your pre-wired physiological response to an aggressive stimulus).


Each Workshop session is broken into several segments focusing on the psychology and motivation of attackers, primal responses to threatening situations, stances, strikes, blocks, and self-defense skills, and then application of those skills in real life scenarios.

The Workshop will seamlessly mix segments of lecture, introducing Personal Defense concepts, and dynamic situational work with a partner.