Anti-Kidnapping & Hostage Survival
Presented by CAPTART in Ellenville, NY
2 Days: Sunday May 23 – Monday May 24 2021
9am – 4pm
This course builds on the Basics training and is an eye-opening learning experience about how to avoid becoming a hostage, and if that occurs what to expect and how to increase your chances of survival in both international and domestic scenarios. Peaceful situations can turn violent quickly (i.e. the Jan 6, 2021 Capitol siege). Some hostage scenarios are carried out by opportunists while others are the result of planning against specific targets through unsuspected social media posts.
Modifications have been implemented for pandemic safety. Temperature checks on all participants will be conducted upon arrival each day, COVID questionnaires will be filled out and face coverings are required. The class will take place outdoors under a sheltered area following social distancing guidelines.
Please note this training includes physical activities and is not for everyone. The workshops include situations that may put students out of their comfort zone, however students may opt-out of any or all of the workshop exercises.
Historically this unique instruction was suggested for people traveling or working abroad, however anyone may benefit due to recent domestic conditions. Class alumni include war journalists, executive protection service providers, C-Suite level executives & families, engineers on assignment and students participating in travel abroad programs. We now suggest this class for government workers.
This class is empowering. It gives students knowledge about real-world risks and the psychology of hostage takers. Having this knowledge can help you to keep your composure during an incredibly stressful or life-threatening time. The presentations and workshops will give you insight to surprising levels of sophistication used globally by ‘bad-actors’.
The 2-day Advanced class builds on all the skills learned in the Basics class. It includes situational awareness workshops and culminates with students engaging in a kidnapping simulation. As with the Basics class, students may opt-out of the simulations.
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CAPTART is a safety and survival training company founded and operated by former U.S. military special forces and U.S. government operatives. The instructors for this class are graduates of the military Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape training program with decades of operational field experience and authors of the forthcoming book, “Survival Ready: Life-Saving Skills and Expert Advice for Surviving Any Threat at Any Time”. Students will gain valuable insight as this highly structured training leverages their years of experience in Army Special Forces, hostage negotiations and survival instruction.
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Anti-Kidnapping & Hostage Survival, May 23 – 24, 2021
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