WHY HIGH GEAR

“EXPERIENCE IS SOMETHING YOU GET SHORTLY AFTER YOU NEED IT”

Our Story

In 1980 I developed a drill called “The Panic Attack”. This force on force scenario drill inspired me to design HIGH GEAR.

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The gear inspired a new way to run scenarios.

It also allowed for a near surgical specificity when working on strategies and tactics. It became a lab-based tool for creating solutions to problems during any type of combat sport.

 
 
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A decade into my research I realized that using HIGH GEAR properly developed the intangibles that help people understand the chaos of close quarter combatives and force-on-force training. This helped them stress-inoculate much faster than conventional training.

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  • In short, using High Gear offered a training hack to develop more functional movement.

  • It helped both role-players understand violence in a more visceral way.

  • This helped them learn to manage fear and stay focused on tactics that worked under pressure.

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What separated HIGH GEAR from every other suit on the market
was is its functionality. We built it around the role-player’s movement requirements. We wanted the bad-guy to be able to replicate the actual attack.

IMPACT REDUCTION DESIGN

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If the gear protects you from ‘fear’, then you aren’t really developing the proper mind-set. This is critical. If your gear is too thick, offers too much protection then you know that the gear will protect you - our thought process is that you must learn to protect yourself. You will not be wearing a padded suit in a real confrontation. With this in mind I spent 5-years (yes 5!) designing this suit. I tested various foams and plastics until I found the right styles, thickness and configuration so that the gear transferred impact but also dispersed it.

The result was a suit that let you know when you screwed up.

What differentiates us from other padded assailant suits is our philosophy of design that inspired an OPFOR/role-player suit that DOES NOT inhibit or restrict the movement of the role-player, trainer or the student who must practice skills often dictated by ROE's, plans or a use of force continuum.


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You wouldn’t train for wrestling, BJJ or grappling
on a concrete floor would you?

Of course not.

High Gear is the grappling mat you wear.


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This compilation shows actual training over the years from personal defense to force-on-force CQB/SWAT scenarios.

It's important to note how natural and realistic the movement is. This is a critical aspect of our role-player training taught to graduates of our Ballistic Micro-Fight System.

TRAINING SOLUTIONS

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That’s world-renowned MMA start Frank Mir working on isolation drills with me before his fight with Nogueria. Even though High Gear was designed for scenario-based training for police, military and self-defense, it has found its way into MMA and has been used by many of the world’s top trainers.

The Ballistic Micro-Fight (BMF) is an evidence-based scenario training protocol that reverse engineers confrontations so that the practitioner develops a deeper understanding of how the human body moves during sudden aggression.

A BMF session will work on internal and external awareness, stamina and endurance conditioning specific to self-defense and combatives and will also develop the moral, ethical and legal aspects of confrontation management. 

The BMF represents a breakthrough training method for stress inoculation.

REALISTIC MOVEMENT ALLOWS ANYONE FROM ANY SYSTEM OR STYLE TO PRESSURE TEST THEIR SKILLS

This is a rare and older video from the vault (circa 1995). We just stumbled across it and it's got some amazing footage of military training, defensive tactics, kids anti-abduction training, all showing real movement, live-action and real contact. Check it out, it'll really show you how versatile High Gear really is.

Another example of our scenario program: Ballistic Micro-Fight.

This is a gang fight scenario, multiple assailants. Everyone's a role-player and has an objective during these confrontations.


We offer train-the-trainer certifications in this scientific system so that any passionate trainer/coach/instructor from any style or method can get two suits and learn to reverse engineer confrontations and intelligently practice, test, experiment with their movement, strategies and tactics with great safety.

If you would like to speak to one of our team to discuss how you can host a seminar or get certified, fill out this form.


If you have questions about High Gear, please include them in your message.

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We offer two types of gear, the ORIGINAL and the Marking Cartridge..

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HIGH GEAR MARKING CARTRIDGE READY SUIT
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The MCR helmet allows role-players to experience fully integrated scenarios and blend all aspects of force-on-force training – from shooting to striking, head butts and more.

The Blauer Tactical Systems HIGH GEAR Impact Reduction suit is State-of-the-Art force-on-force scenario equipment designed to help create the most realistic training experience.

Custom athletic design ensures snug fit for maximum range of motion and protection.

  • A complete suit contains 8 components.

  • HIGH GEAR is perfect for all aspects of combatives, like prisoner handling drills & CQB to more conventional training like MMA, grappling, striking arts. 

  • We offer a $100 discount per suit, for Law Enforcement, Military, First Responders, and Martial Arts School instructors.

  • To qualify for the $100 per suit discount you must be active duty or a professional trainer. Please select PRODEAL for sizing and include your details on the form when you click Add To Cart.

  • If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: ask@blauertactical.com

  • MSRP: $2,350

  • Online Price: $1,899

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The 'Original' High Gear
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The Blauer Tactical Systems HIGH GEAR Impact Reduction suit is State-of-the-Art force-on-force scenario equipment designed to help create the most realistic training experience.

  • Custom athletic design ensures snug fit for maximum range of motion and protection.

  • A complete suit contains 8 components.

  • HIGH GEAR is perfect for all aspects of combatives, like prisoner handling drills & CQB to more conventional training like MMA, grappling, striking arts. 

  • We offer a $100 discount per suit, for Law Enforcement, Military, First Responders, and Martial Arts School instructors.

  • To qualify for the $100 per suit discount you must be active duty or a professional trainer. Please select PRODEAL for sizing and include your details on the form when you click Add To Cart.

  • If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us: ask@blauertactical.com

  • MSRP: $2,250

  • Online Price: $1,799

  • ProDeal: $1,699

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