Counter Custody Entry Module - Ed Calderon of Ed's Manifesto

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 Counter Custody Entry Module 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 counter custody 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 Counter Custody more likely to avoid and survive criminal assault.

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


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


Improvised and Edged Weapons
On-Site Tool Procurement
Physical Egress and Evasion


For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern-border region of Mexico. During this period he also coordinated and worked executive protection details for high-level government officials and visiting dignitaries — often in some of the most dangerous parts of the country.

Ed Calderon’s study in to the indigenous Mexican criminal culture, from occult practices to endemic modus operandi have lead him to be recognized as one of the worlds preeminent researchers and trainers in the field of personal security that have come out of Mexico. Ed has had the privilege of sharing his expertise with members of federal law enforcement agencies, Navy SEALS, Indonesian Kapaska, Mexican GAFE, Mexican and United States intelligence service agents, and members of special forces groups from all over the world.

Currently, Ed travels North America doing security consulting and conducting seminars and private training courses in anti-abduction, escapology, unarmed combat, region specific executive protection work and unconventional edged weapons work. He is also a Chief Curriculum Advisor for Libre Fighting Systems and the Regional Director of Libre Fighting Systems in Mexico and a founding member of the Callidus Collective.

Date: Oct 26th & 27th, 2019
Time: 0900-1700