Black Box

Whether abroad or at home, we increasingly find ourselves in environments that favor the adversary. Corrupt and non-permissive environments challenge our security in ways not addressed by traditional defensive training, often leaving the criminals armed and the citizens vulnerable. To address these threats, we must learn to operate from the criminal’s perspective.

Developed by security specialists operating south of the US border where kidnapping and ransom are common, the Black Box methodology is a direct and aggressive system designed to help you survive in locations that offer an uncertain degree of safety and little support from official channels. The intensive Black Box curriculum will force you to understand the perspective of the abductor and the experience of an abductee through high-pressure, situation-based training.

Students will learn to observe, identify and overcome the tactics of assault and abduction, with limited resources, tools or support. From improvised weapons to the garrote, evading pursuit to confronting multiple opponents, students will leave Black Box more likely to avoid and survive criminal assault.

This intensive course will provide high-pressure situation-based training.

Day One
  • Pre-Abduction Indicators
  • Anatomy of an Abduction
  • The Abductee Experience
  • Surviving an Abduction
  • Specifics of Movement in a Non-Permissive Environment
  • Escapology Tools and Techniques
  • Concealment of Escape Tools
Day Two
  • Improvised and Edged Weapons
  • On-Site Tool Procurement
  • Physical Egress and Evasion
  • Evolutions

Ed Calderon

Ed is a security specialist and combatives instructor with over 10 years experience in public safety along the northern border area of Mexico. He runs seminars and private training specific to anti-abduction, escapology, free hand and unconventional edged weapons work. He is also director of Libre Fighting Systems in Mexico. For more information, check out his blog.

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