From June 9th to June 13th I will be in Los Angeles, primarily to engage in an intense four-day class taught by former Special Forces commandos/ex Navy SEALs on surviving in hostile urban environments.
Excerpt from course description:
Please be advised that upon entering the training facility, you will be entering a "safe-house in a foreign country", and the enemy will have surveilance in operation at all times. Training will begin Thursday morning in the hotel's conference room, and run until 6:00 pm that evening. You will be assigned tasks which will require additional time (usually a couple of hours) into the evening after class to hone your new skills.
Friday's schedule will be the same: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, with additional exercises out in the city well into the late evening hours. Keeping an attitude that you are in dangerous, hostile territory all the time you're in the training city will make the training that much more effective.
Saturday's exercise will begin at 8:30 am and involve putting your new skills and mindsets to the test in a real-life scenario lasting most of the day until around 5:00 pm. You will be "kidnapped": hooded, cuffed and taken somewhere dark and uncomfortable to start your day. You will be expected to escape, find your own transportation legally using your social engineering skills, and make your way to the first cache location, where directions for a series of tasks using all your new skills await.
Meanwhile, expert trackers will be hunting you down, and if they catch you, you will have to start again from a more distant location.
I would like to get a group together to negotiate for a lower per-person tuition, but wanted to see if any of my readers (or friends in Los Angeles) would be interested in such an endeavor.
Not for the faint of heart - but the skills and experience would be something to last a lifetime. Interested? Know somebody who wants in on the fun? PM me or leave a comment here.