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Season 4, Episode 17: Teen Violence: Facing Our Fears to Make an Impact

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Are you ready to learn how to turn fear into fuel if you find yourself in a sketchy situation?

This topic can positively impact every single person on the planet - I truly believe that.

My guest is Tony Blauer. Coach Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for over four decades. He founded Blauer Tactical Systems (BTS) in 1985 and it has grown into one of the world's leading consulting companies specializing in the research and development of performance psychology, personal safety, and close-quarter tactics & scenario-based training for law enforcement, military, and professional self-defense instructors. 

His research on the neuroscience of fear and the startle-flinch led to the development of the SPEAR System®, a modern personal defense system based on physiology, physics, and psychology. It has been used by defensive tactics and combative trainers all over the world for over 30 years. After decades of interviewing victims of violent encounters and studying violence, he created the KNOW FEAR® program which focuses on managing fear through self-awareness, resiliency, and a 'movement' mindset. This program has also been integrated by psychologists helping Vets to deal with PTSD. 

This week’s case centers on two young men who sent up plenty of red flags, but all were ignored. Even when one of them said he was planning to murder someone. Our Scripture this week is 2 Timothy 1:7-8.


Highlights from this episode include:

  •  Learning red flags to look for in teens’ behavior
  •  Discovering how to use fear as fuel
  •  Finding out how to effectively spot danger
  •  Hearing how one woman saved herself from a dangerous situation


If you found great takeaways in this episode, you’ll love this episode:

Season 4, Episode 4: Surviving: Doing Whatever You Need to Do


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