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Self-Defense Expert

Phone: (610) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Platoon Fitness
899 Penn Street
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
United States

Company Description: We are a small and humble group of professionals that share a passion for exceeding your expectations. The bottom line is that when you become a member of Platoon...   more
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts , Psychology
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Noah Spear, a self-defense ...
www.philly.com, 2 Feb 2014 [cached]
Noah Spear, a self-defense expert at Platoon Fitness in Washington Square, suggests carrying a small purse and keeping it close to the body. If confronted, the best course of action is to toss it, preferably on the ground, and flee the assailant, he said. "You're looking for a way out, not a knockout," said Spear, a black belt who teaches a three-week defense course, ROAR - Realistic Options Against Rage.
High Level Fitness Welcomes ...
blog.highlevelfitness.net, 1 Sept 2008 [cached]
High Level Fitness Welcomes Back Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Noah Spear!
hljj
Today marks the return of Spear Jiu Jitsu Academy to High Level Fitness. Spear Jiu-Jitsu offers a complete Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training program which includes expert instruction, fitness training, live sparring, and competition training. Classes are taught by world class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Noah Spear, as well as visiting Black Belt instructors.
Noah started Jiu-Jitsu in 1996, training under "The Gracie Brothers" the famous sons of the legendary Helio Gracie. Noah won the first ever Gracie National title in 1997 with only one year of Jiu-Jitsu experience. Since then, Noah has been training and competing across America and Brazil refining the expanding on his skills. Noah has been fighting at the world-class level for over ten years, and has accumulated an impressive record. He has won both the Pan American Jiu-Jitsu tournament and the prestigious "Mundial" Masters World Jiu-Jitsu championships. He is currently ranked as one of the top ground fighters in the world by grapplingleague.com. Noah is a gifted instructor and technician. Noah is able to teach the most basic, and the most complex techniques in a way that is easy to understand, interesting and exciting. As a result, his students have also won consistently at both the national and the world-class levels. Noah puts everything into his students and wants each to be a champion!
Noah's Titles* 1997 Gracie Nat Champ middle weight
High Level Fitness
www.highlevelfitness.net, 13 Feb 2006 [cached]
Noah Spear is the head Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor at High Level Fitness.Noah began his training in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the tutelage of Steve Maxwell Carlos Henrique and Royce and Rorian Gracie in 1996 and has been training and instructing ever since.
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Noah found himself a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by way of his search to add some mental and physical discipline to his life.After a brief stint in the arts of Aikido and Tae Kwon Do within the collegiate setting, Noah watched a UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship - match involving Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Royce Gracie.
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It was then that Noah discovered the martial art that was right for him; he watched the Gracie fighter dominate a much larger opponent in a way that appealed to him - with mental and physical finesse - rather than strikes only.
Noah immediately took to the art and in his first year of practice, having had little to no training in the martial arts won the Gracie National Championship.Since then, he has achieved medals in local, national and worldwide competitions.Most recently he took first place in the 2004 Copa Atlantica Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships in both the brown belt light-heavy-weight division as well as the open-weight division.
Noah has been able to direct his experience and training in the art in various directions throughout his life, including getting involved in self-defense tailored specifically to women.In 1998 he became a "Rape Safe" co-instructor providing support and teaching physical and mental rape prevention techniques.Noah has since developed a similar program specifically for High Level Fitness called R.O.A.R - Realistic Options Against Rape.R.O.A.R. is a no-nonsense tactical approach toward teaching women to gain their composure and safety during sexually and physically driven attacks so that they can have the skills to create an opportunity to escape unharmed.This program allows the participants to practice and improve their techniques and drills to increase their physical and mental confidences in a safe environment.
Currently, Noah is a student of Temple University working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and intends to graduate in 2005.As a result of his interest in this Brazilian martial art and his travels to the country to compete, he has also developed a functional proficiency with continental and Brazilian Portugese.
Noah ...
platoonfitness.com, 19 Nov 2012 [cached]
Noah Spear
Noah Spear started training Jiu-jitsu in 1996 under "The Gracie Brothers", the famous sons of the legendary Helio Gracie the creator of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Since then, Noah has been training and competing across America and into Brazil as well. He identified strongly with "the gentle art" and started what would become a rewarding lifestyle and career for him. Noah won the first ever Gracie National title in 1997 with only one year of Jiu-jitsu experience, defeating opponents that greatly out ranked him. In 1999 Noah took his first of numerous trips to Brazil, the "Mecca" of Jiu Jitsu. There he trained at numerous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools training and sharing information with some of the greatest grapplers on the planet. (People like Royler, Carlinous and Rolker Gracie, Saulo Ribiero, Ricardo Liborio, Rodrigo "Minatouro" Nogiera, Mario Sperry, and Vitor Belfort to name only a few.) During his many trips to Brazil Noah would compete in the Jiu Jitsu world championships as well as other well known Brazilian tournaments. While there he also learned Portuguese and traveled to many schools experiencing the heart of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Noah also volunteer his time to local charity projects that sponsored teaching Jiu Jitsu in the local "Favelas" or ghettos to some of Rio de Janeiro's poverty stricken youth. He accredits his time spent in Brazil as some of the most influential and memorable experiences in his Jiu Jitsu career, and his life as a whole. In his competition career Noah won additional national Jim Jets titles in 1998, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2007. Noah is a Grapplers Quest, N.A.G.A., and Pan American Champion. Noah also won the prestigious Master's world championships in 2003 in Brazil. In 2004 he was awarded as on of the best grapplers in the world by Rated.com and Grapplers Quest. He has also accumulated many awards in submission grappling, such as wining the V.V.F. Submission Grappling Super fight in 2004. He is also a Beast of the East, and U.S. Grappling submission grappling champion. Noah has been teaching the art of Jiu Jitsu and self defense for almost a decade. He has led seminars and classes across the U.S. and as well as in Brazil. His children's programs and women's self defense courses are highly acclaimed, and have been featured in many news programs including Good Day Philadelphia and Fox news. Noah's students consistently win championships on both the local and world wide circuit. He is accredited as a master technician and a gifted and learned instructor. Noah puts everything into his students and knows every student could be a champion. Noah believes that Jiu Jitsu is the foundation to martial arts training. He believes that Jiu Jitsu benefits the mind body and soul like nothing else out there. "The training is rewarding and strengthening in ways that can be expressed in no other way. Noah's Titles * 1997 Gracie National Champ middle weight * 1998 Gracie National Champ middle weight * 1999 Yamazaki Grapplers Challenge Absolute champion * 1999 N.J. Quest for the Cup Champion * 2000 NAGA Absolute Gi Champion * 2001 Pan American Champion * 2002 NAGA Absolute Gi Champion * 2002 NAGA No-Gi champion * 2002 Tatu Absolute Champion * 2003 VVF No-Gi Super fight champion * 2003 CBJJ Mundial Masters champion * 2004 Ohio Gracie Nationals champion * 2004 Copa Atlantica Absolute Champion Gi * 2005 Grapplers Quest Beast of the East No- Gi Champion (weight class and absolute) * 2006 Copa Atlantica Champion Black Belt - 175 and over * 2007 U.S. Grappling North American Combat Sports Championships 1st - No Gi Advanced Light Heavy * 2007 Grapplers Quest National Championships 1st Place Black Belt Heavyweight
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