Welcome martial artist and self-defense and combatives expert Tony Blauer. Tony sits down with Ruben to discuss how to reframe our relationship with fear and turn it into a force for love. They kick things off discussing Tony’s mantra—know fear—and why being open about being scared actually begets and inspires courage, not only in yourself but in those around you.
Going further, he teaches that leaning into our fears builds self-awareness, and when we improve our self-awareness, we improve our critical thinking, followed by our situational awareness. In the end, our independent spirit—our ability to think for ourselves and to act courageously on our beliefs—skyrockets.
Tony does a deep dive into fear management. He offers real-life examples that illustrate how changing our relationship with fear allows us to remain in control in spite of the fear spikes, big or small, that inevitably crop up in our day-to-day lives.
"You can’t self-actualize if fear is holding you back, and one of the ways to do that is by leaning into the fear.” - Tony Blauer
About the Guest: Tony Blauer has been in the martial art, self-defense, defensive tactics, and combatives industry for almost four decades and is one of the only Combatives experts who has successfully affected training across all the combat related communities: self-defense, combat sports, and the military & law enforcement sector. His research on physiology, mindset as it relates to confrontation management, has influenced over three decades of reality-based martial artists.