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Tony Blauer is the mad scientist behind a host of innovative and evolutionary drills and combative concepts such as the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™, Ballistic Micro-Fights™, HIGH GEAR™ 'Impact Reduction Suit', Emotional Climate Training™, the Range Rover Drill™, Live Action Response Drills™ (L.A.R.D.), the A-SAP Model™, Cycle of Behavior™ and others mentioned throughout this website. He currently receives over 15,000 e-mails per year, and if you email him, he'll still find time to reply to you. If you would like to contact Mr. Blauer, please send an e-mail to tony@blauertactical.com


Jessica Blauer. Behind all our training is an invaluable 'organizational brain'. That brain belongs to Jesse, who runs the administrative, logistics and accounting components that allows BTS to effectively provide over 200 seminar days a year, present at 6-10 trade-shows across the USA, produce HIGH GEAR™ and much more. If you would like to contact Jesse, please send an e-mail to jessica@blauertactical.com


MOBILE TRAINING TEAM: As our company grows in scope and responsibility, we will continue to build our team with trainers who have earned their place on our training team through hundreds of hours of study, training, courses and seminars. 


Cliff Byerly has been a Marine for over 20 years (with 12 years of active duty). The majority of his military career has been serving as a reconnaissance team leader. Mr. Byerly has done several deployments as a Marine, to include Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990 & 1991 and in 1992 to Somalia. Mr. Byerly finished his active duty service in San Diego as a drill instructor.

In 1996, Mr. Byerly left active duty and joined the Los Angeles PD. During his time as a police officer, Mr. Byerly has worked patrol and with gangs and narcotics. In 2003, he took a break from police work to deploy to Iraq for OIF 1. In Iraq, Mr. Byerly was a team leader with 4th Force Reconnaissance.

As a Marine and police officer, Mr. Byerly has trained hundreds of Marines and fellow officers in firearms and tactics.

Knowledgeable in firearms and tactics, Mr. Byerly also has a martial arts background in Tang Soo Do, Kung Fu San Soo, wrestling and BJJ. In addition, he is a military marksmanship instructor and range safety officer.

Mr. Byerly is a Certified LAPD Arrest and Control Instructor, S.P.E.A.R. System™ and S.P.E.A.R. Tactical Ground Combatives Instructor. He is also trained as a: Combat Focus Shooting Instructor, Red Zone Weapons Defense Instructor, Krav Maga Force Training Division Police Instructor, Military Combat & Marksmanship Instructor, Certified Range Safety Officer, Certified Level 1 Crossfit Trainer.

Mr. Byerly is the Lead Instructor with the Police & Military Division for BTS. 

Cliff can be emailed at cliff@blauertactical.com.

Rick Randolph is a full-time police officer and defensive tactics instructor in Northern California. He is a Blauer Tactical Systems S.P.E.A.R. System & Personal Defense Readiness (PDR) Coach and a member of their Mobile Training Team (MTT).

Rick retired from professional MMA after 20 fights. He won titles in three different weight classes. He is a high school wrestling coach and has trained in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, kickboxing and Krav Maga. 

Currently, he is a CrossFit and CrossFit Kids coach at CrossFit Anywhere in Northern California and is the founding member of CrossFit RPD, a non-profit law enforcement affiliate where he trains kids and police officers. 

Rick can be emailed at rick@blauertactical.com 

Dominick Rodriguez

Dom is a retired police officer from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (L.V.M.P.D.). A 22‐ year‐veteran of the LVMPD, Mr. Rodriguez has worked as a Patrol, Field Training, Community/Problem Solving, S.W.A.T., and as an In‐service Staff instructor while serving on the Defensive tactics committee as a the Defensive tactics coordinator.

Mr. Rodriguez is one of the founding instructors for the LVMPD`s Advanced Officer Skill’s Training Program. The program has since adopted the S.P.E.A.R. System.

Previously, Mr. Rodriguez was in the United States Marine Corps serving with the India Co. 3rd Battalion / 1st Marine Corps Division. Mr. Rodriguez has approximately 40 years of various Martial arts training and has taught private/military/police groups.

Since 2000, Mr. Rodriguez has been training with Blauer Tactical Systems and has attended numerous S.P.E.A.R. Instructor Certification courses.

Jason Dury

Jason Dury is one of the lead instructors for Blauer Tactical Systems. He has been a member of the BTS Personal Defense Readiness team for over 10 years.  Jason also has over 15 years of experience in the fields of international security and risk management (travel safety; personal & executive protection; and more). He has worked with numerous private and governmental clients worldwide, and is now the International Security Manager for a Fortune 500© company in the Northern Virginia area. 

Jason is also one of the key managers for the Personal Defense Readiness program.  Contact Jason at: jason@blauertactical.com

Neil Wilson

For the past 12 years, Neil Wilson has worked for the Essex Police in the United Kingdom. Based at his forces’ training college, he is a principal trainer for Officer Safety training and is responsible for all new recruits.

Prior to this, Mr. Wilson served with the 4th Regiment Army Air Corps for seven years, serving in Germany and in the Gulf War before finishing his military career back in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Wilson was first introduced to Mr. Blauer and the S.P.E.A.R. System™ research in 1999, after attending the first ever S.P.E.A.R. Instructor Course held in the United Kingdom. Since then he has attended numerous advanced S.P.E.A.R. Instructor Development Courses, which includes: Weapon Control Instructor Development Course, S.P.E.A.R. Application for the Firearms Officer Course and Officer Survival Course.

Starting in 2005 Mr. Wilson began organizing the UK S.P.E.A.R. Instructor Courses.  Since then he has served as one of the primary SPEAR System coaches in the UK for several years and travel throughout Europe teaching both the PDR & SPEAR System program.

Mr. Wilson can be reached at: neil@blauertactical.com 


Bob Willis
Brian Kinnaird, Ph.D.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman

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