We're bringing the world's most elite tactical skills instructors to the general public, that you're average individual can learn to defend themselves should the worst occur. In other words, we want to make sure the good guys come home.


Course Overview: Counter Custody/Anti- Kidnapping 

You've just found the real deal. This program gives the "general public" the chance to train with world class experts in counter kidnapping/terrorism techniques. This lead instructor of this module is Ed Calderon, the founder of the legendary Ed's Manifesto & Libre training systems. Mr. Calderon is a former counter narcotics officer out of Mexico City, and needs little introduction. He is extremely well known in this field, and he has trained special operations forces, law enforcement, and high level client protection firms from around the globe. When elite professionals think they may need these skills they come to Ed Calderon, and now you can too.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this course is the "escapology". Students will learn real world techniques (not the stuff you see on YouTube vids, and how-to web sites) to escape restraints such as double locking handcuffs, heavy duty zip ties, and bindings. This course also includes immersion exercises/mock kidnapping.

*Learn the essentials of cover and concealment 

*Learn to escape restraints such as double locking handcuffs, and heavy duty zip ties

*Learn the essentials of "counter-interrogation", what to say, what not to say, and how to say it.

*Learn to avoid the most common mistakes when traveling to dangerous places

*Anatomy of an abduction

*The abductee experience- This is a live kidnapping exercise and the student will undergo physical and mental stressors which could be painful. This includes "blindfolding" techniques.

*Counter interrogation techniques

*Specifics of movement in a non-permissive environment

*Escapology tools and concealment

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$400 per person

*Students receive a certificate of completion

*We recommend consulting your physician before attempting this course. 

2019 Schedule

January 19-20 NYC/ManhattAN (SOLD OUT)

March 9-10 SO Cal


Upon registering you will receive a link to download all course info; gear list, start times, Addresses, etc.


9am-Approx 4pm Daily

Primary California Location

United Studios of Self Defense Irvine spectrum

9 Hubble, Irvine/Laguna Hills, CA 92618

Nearest Airports: John Wayne/Santa Ana, LAX (60min), San Diego International (90min)

What To Bring

Lunch & Water 

Something to take notes with

Clothes that can get dirty/damaged

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