Experience. Knowledge. Expertise.

Learn from leaders in the areas of counter custody, combatives, combat marksmanship, edged weapons, emergency medicine, and more. 


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

Registration now open. Space is limited to 10 participants. 


  • February 9-10, 2019

  • May 11-12, 2019

  • August 10-11, 2019

  • November 9-10, 2019

Following this course of instruction, you will:

- Be able to more competently defend yourself;

- Depart more balanced, agile, and coordinated; 

- Understand and apply our combative principles as effectively as your attributes allow;

- Have a more realistic understanding of confrontations, what constitutes useful Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures (TTPs), and what is legal under the law with regard to the right of self-defense.

Participants will receive personalized corrective programs based on their:

- Functional Movement Screen

- Postural Evaluation

- Physical Capacity Testing

Programs will be accessible through our personalized app.

This course of instruction will cover:



Functional Movement Screen

Motor Control Screen

Postural Alignment Evaluation


Combatives Principles

Situational Awareness

Law of Self Defense


Growth Mindset



- Performance

 * Power

 * Speed

 * Agility

 * Strength

- Recovery


- Mental Model Sophistication

- Sensemaking

- Critical Cues

- Insights


- Grit



- Combative Skills

- Unarmed Combatives

1. Don’t get hit

2. Don’t get grabbed

3. Don’t fall down

4. Hit back. Hard


- Decisionmaking

- Appreciations

 * Reality Judgments

 * Value Judgment

 * Action Judgment

- Post Action Reviews

 * Why did we believe that?

 * Why did we expect that?

 * What made us believe he or she or they would do that?

- Creative Discovery


- Threat-Challenge Appraisal