| | | | PA Radio – Episode 183: Tony Blauer

Author / Cali Hinzman


Fear Controls Every Thing.

Defense tactics consist of so much more than reaction time and training. Take a look into the mind of guest, Tony Blauer [@TonyBlauer], to find out just how big a factor fear plays in our every day life. This fascinating conversation with the founder of Blauer Tactical Systems truly enlightens The Crew with amazing anecdotes and mental toughness diagnostics. The more you know about your own perceptions and biases, the easier you can predict your susceptibility to the unknown. Furthermore, knowing your own fear and facing it head on will expose your weaknesses allowing you to train to address them.

The conversation inevitably turns towards the recent election. Recorded just days after the results, The Crew and Blauer sit back and pontificate on the how’s and why’s of the interesting turn of events. Tony discusses how we can be hyper aware of our own fear with regard to politics and media, and hopefully, conquer it.

Equipping yourself with a winning mindset and ability to manage fear will allow you to exceed your own expectations. This is just one takeaway from this week’s surprisingly philosophical, and not surprisingly deadly, guest Tony Blauer.



As we say at Power Athlete, there is a superficial and deep meaning to virtually all aspects of training. I hope everyone was as pumped as I was to hear Tony discuss the mental and lifestyle applications of training self defense. If you want to hear more from Tony, or attend any number of his seminars, head to www.BlauerSpear.com or follow him on instagram under his namesake, @TonyBlauer.

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Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.



  1. BarbarianBlake on November 27, 2016 at 6:51 am

    @cali I don’t think the whole episode loaded. It stops in the middle of Tony’s story about the guy he thought was going to be a prodigy. Stops at the same place on iTunes too.

  2. billpain2 on November 29, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    @cali – I had the same problem of it cutting short

  3. Koobha on December 2, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Similarly to other I think that entire episode did not load itself.

  4. Joe Guth on December 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

    bummer it cut short.. Such a good episode!

  5. Brad on August 9, 2017 at 8:09 am

    is the full episode up yet?

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