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Counter Custody Course
Counter Custody Course Certification

This course is a direct and aggressive program designed to help you survive in non-permissive environments that offer an uncertain degree of safety and little support from official governmental institutions.

This course will teach you how to survive a kidnapping, criminal  abduction and captivity. In this course, the trainees will be exposed to sophisticated kidnapping techniques that are being used by criminal and terrorist organizations all over the world.

During the course the students will be abducted and kidnapped in various methods and will learn how to survive the situation. Who needs this course?  Populations that live in high-risk zones, individuals that travel abroad in hostile environments or high risk zones, journalists, wealthy or famous people, entertainers, business people, humanitarian workers, travelers, pilots and flight crew, ship crew, professional drivers, civilians and others.

Being prepared can make all the difference!

CC program is designed to help you learn how to effectively mitigate these kinds of risks at home and while traveling domestically or overseas.

Students will learn to observe, identify and overcome the tactics of assault and abduction, with limited resources, tools or support.

The students will learn as well as how to identify and build improvised weapons, and how to use and conceal counter custody tools.

Part of this Program is also the emergency medicine in remote and hostile areas, an element that is very important when we talk about escape, evasion and survival situations.

The course has the next Modules of study:

  • Counter Custody 

This module is design to understand the reality of kidnapping and captivity and the criminal  modus operandi:

This module will cover topics regarding the escapology, escaping from different types of restraining devices such as heavy duty zip ties, duct tape metal handcuffs. You will learn  about non-permissive environments, about tools to escape and modalities to conceal them.

Topics touched in this module:

  • Situational Awareness and pre-abduction indicators

  • Captivity and Survival Psychology

  • Human, Material, and Facility Escape

  • Escape from handcuffs, heavy duty zip ties and duct tape

  • Tools used to escape from restraining devices and their concealment

  • Becoming a Hard Target


  • Weaponology ( improvised weapons in non permissive environments )

This module covers the procurement , manufacturing , concealment and use of improvised weapons in non-permissive environments.

The Weaponology Improvised Weapons module is based on edge, point and impact characteristics of tools that can be modified and used as weapons. This knowledge is adopted from methodologies found in criminal cultures around the world.

It is very important to understand that you can find yourself and your family in a non-permissive environment where weapons will not be allowed. Traveling abroad or being in a location that has different security check points are only some examples.

Knowing how to identify around us different objects and create some improvised weapons is a very important skill.

  • Emergency medicine in hostile environments

This module covers emergency trauma medicine in remote and hostile environments.

This knowledge is very important when we talk about an escape evasion situation.

In this module the students will learn:

  • Ballistics trauma

  • Intermediate and advanced airway management

  • Life threatening chest injuries and management

  • Circulatory system and Hemorrhage control

  • Head injuries

  • Medical emergencies

  • Fractures

  • Dislocations

  • Burns & burns management

  • Environmental illnesses

  • Remote area and prolonged patient care

  • Improvised medical equipment ( tourniquets, chest seals )


If you want to organize this type of course for your group or your organization contact us.

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