Showing posts from December, 2018

Training Calendar Updated

The training calendar page has been updated. Classes are starting to fill up through the coming summer. If you want to join an open class or schedule training for your area contact me at   or

GroundRod 3 * Open Enrollment

GroundRod 3 in Columbus, Ohio January 26-27 (with a GroundRod 1/2 refresher on the 25th.) GR 3 takes the trade-craft skills you learned in GR 1 and 2 and adds more kinetic skills to the mix. You will learn lock circumvention, escape from restraints (unlawful custody), disappearing into a crowd and evasion techniques.   There will be one day of classroom and a full day of situational training in the field. You will be required to employ your skill-sets in secure communication, social engineering, caching, surveillance detection and pursuit mitigation, while being "pursued" by my team of "hunters". Course is $625 and will be limited in size, so if you plan on attending please reserve your seat as soon as possible. Reservations can be made by contacting us at Reservations will require a $100 deposit.

New Course * The Hard Target Traveler

* The Hard Target Traveler * Course length: one day (8-10 hrs classroom, with combatives lab) Required materials: comfortable clothing, note taking materials A condensed course to prepare the western traveler for the potential hazards of foreign travel as well as threats on the homefront. Subjects covered include: Counter-surveillance, route planning, unarmed physical defense & improvised weapons, escape and evasion from unlawful custody, digital security and communications, medical and other trade-craft skills. Course objectives: By the end of this course students will be able to demonstrate the following: -  Conduct useful information gathering on an area prior to arrival - Identify trouble/danger areas using map study and OSINT -  Identify indicators of human and digital surveillance -  Prevent common vehicle attacks -  Escape from common physical attacks and holds -  Defend against blunt and edged weapon attacks -  Ren