Rick Randolph is the owner and lead trainer for Nor Cal Self-Defense where he teaches self-defense, fear management, and violence prevention to private groups, companies, public high schools and more. In his full-time job, Rick is the Corporate Physical Security Manager one of the nation’s largest healthcare providers where he leads investigations, provides threat assessment and mitigation as well as managing security operations across the country. Rick previously was an executive protection detail leader in the San Francisco Bay area and Silicon Valley providing close protection to some of the most recognizable faces in the tech industry.  He is a retired police officer in Northern California and a Blauer Tactical Systems S.P.E.A.R. System law enforcement and military coach, Personal Defense Readiness coach and was a member of the BTS Mobile Training Team. As an MTT member, Rick traveled the world coaching soldiers, law enforcement and civilians in SPEAR System combatives and self-defense. He has helped design training curriculums for some of the nation’s largest and most progressive law enforcement agencies.

As a police defensive tactics instructor, Rick was certified by the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training as a weaponless defense instructor. He is a certified Krav Maga law enforcement and military instructor. As a defensive tactics instructor at his agency, Rick lead the creation of a new POST approved control and arrest course for agency instructors.

In 2011, Rick retired from competition as a professional MMA fighter after 20 professional bouts. Over the course of his career, Rick won titles in three different weight classes. He trained with world champions in boxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, judo, and wrestling. In high school, he was a state place winner in folkstyle and freestyle wrestling and a member of the California national team. Since ending his competitive wrestling career he has continued to officiate and coach high school wrestling.




BT-Logo-2003-Black-RGB-72dpiNor- Cal Self-Defense’s curriculum is based on the research and teachings of Tony Blauer and Blauer Tactical Systems.

Blauer Tactical Systems® research of the startle/flinch phenomena and its link to the survival system’s withdrawal reflex has spawned one of the most important evolutions in close quarter training: the S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™, which utilizes the speed and reliability of the startle/flinch mechanism to convert the sudden attack into a tactical counter. Most importantly, this system will not interfere with your current training and in fact it is most easily used as a bridge to any complex motor skill transition.

The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is a ‘behaviorally’ researched, close quarter personal defense method that utilizes the body’s natural flinches and reactions to fear or violence and then converts these reactions into efficient tactical choices. Because the system is “Genetically wired and behaviorally inspired™”, anybody can learn it and everybody can do it.

It is the result of over two decades of scientific research. The S.P.E.A.R. SYSTEM™ is so direct and efficient, it is currently being adopted by major law enforcement and military training units across the globe.


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