This episode is a conversation with Tony Blauer, a leading authority in personal self-defense and tactical confrontation. I interviewed Tony just before the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 and we had a great discussion about his life and the influences that have shaped him. Tony is a friend and a fellow Montrealer turned SoCal living, and I invited him back after a year, to talk about the pandemic, people's reaction to the fear of the unknown. Whether it's the acute and immediate threat to your life or the insidious and ongoing pressures of society, fear is and will always be a part of our life, and we must learn to understand it and manage it ourselves. One of Tony's principle beliefs is that to successfully de-escalate a threatening situation, react to it, create your safe space, or defend yourself, you must overcome FEAR. His groundbreaking "Know FEAR" course is a must-have, and if you are in the world of tactical confrontation this guy is a must-know https://blauerspear.com/ Catch our dynamic conversation this Wednesday on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and most other streaming services.