R.A.P.I.D.  Systems® strives to enhance the survivability of every person regardless of size or gender by creating tactics that are developed to take advantage of the body’s natural response mechanisms. The objective of these tactics is to be gross motor oriented, innate/instinctual so they will function during high stress and adrenaline overloaded incidents and also respect the body's survival system, signals and responses.

Blauer's research into the extreme close quarter fight has lead to important evolutions in the understanding of the psycho-physiological response that governs the human body in confrontational situations.

The foundation of our curriculum is the AUTOMATIC PROTECTION ENABLING ACCELERATED RESPONSE system or the R.A.P.I.D. SYSTEM,a scientifically researched close quarter measure that uniquely aids in converting instinctive survival flinches & reactions into effective protective tactics. The natural human response mechanism to a physical threat revolves around the fight or flight principle. The working hypotheses for Blauer’s clients is that 'flight' is not an option. Therefore our R.A.P.I.D. team MUST develop performance technology to fight the threat. This requires breaking down the physical, psychological and emotional elements that interact to define the response to that threat.

An individual who is confronted by a physical threat will have an autonomic response, startle-flinch that is part of the unconscious self-defense mechanism. This occurs long before the cognitive identification process which allows a victim to process the available information and make a conscious decision that results in the fight or flight response.

It is medical fact that the neo-cortex, limbic system and reptilian brain can run conflicting messages during real combat stress, especially when the SOP's and tactics taught are based on purely theoretical attacks and counters.

The R.A.P.I.D. SYSTEMis  based on natural flinches, therefore it is not really a perishable skill once learned correctly. While this may sound incredible, remember, on a psychomotor level, there is no longer any 'muscle-memory' interference with the body's instinctive response.