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Art of Escape, Manhattan, NYC -

What were you doing over Labor Day Weekend? Perhaps you were spending some time grilling in your backyard for the neighbors, or basking in the sun while stretched out on the beach. Whatever the case may be, you can bet that while you lounged around, half a dozen intrepid students were eagerly pounding pavement in Manhattan learning exactly how to survive in a vast, destabilized urban environment. They may not have gotten an even tan, but when the graduates of the first NYC-based Art of Escape training wrapped up their three-day “vacation”, they emerged as the competent, intuitive, inventive folks...

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ApertureLabs, art of escape, RFIDler -

An exciting announcement from Rift Recon: While we’re journeying back to the West Coast after an incredibly successful New York City edition of “The Art of Escape”, we are pleased to announce that our fulfillment center has just received its first batch of RFidlers (RFID Low-frequency Emulator & Readers) from Aperture Labs! That means that this incredible product will officially move out of its current pre-sale status and be available to ship upon ordering! Read more about the RFidler HERE, and stay tuned for an upcoming blog on CEO Eric Michaud and lead trainer Brian O'Shea’s experiences running our largest,...

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Art of Escape, Hollywood, Los Angeles -

“They came as targets, but they left as hard targets.” - Rift Recon Trainer Brian O’Shea Rift Recon’s Art of Escape trainings are notorious for cramming boatloads of vital information into two full days of coursework, followed by an entire day of practical field application. The challenge of succeeding comes predominantly through mastering the sheer volume of material. So what happens when you only have 24 hours to absorb, apply, and come out on top of the entire course? Nine participants in a corporate training in Los Angeles on June 28th got to find out. The group consisted of business...

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art of escape, manhattan, new york city, Rift Recon, training -

For the past five months Rift Recon’s renowned Art of Escape (AoE) trainings have been at the forefront of a surging survival subculture. Those living within accessible distance of San Francisco, the company’s home base, have inarguably been the most fortunate. As the rave reviews came pouring in, however, so did the requests to bring AOE to different parts of the country. Rift Recon is proud to announce that the first satellite AoE intensive will be held in one of the most fascinating cities in the world: Manhattan, NYC. East Coast participants can expect to garner the same skills as...

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“Rift Recon’s Art of Escape was the best urban escape, evasion, and survival course I’ve had since training with the CIA.  Improvised lock picks; caching valuables; elements of disguise; and so much more… all capped off by a full-day field exercise, thoughtfully conducted to mimic real-life conditions and inject real adrenal stress.  I’m amazed at how much was covered in just three days, and can’t wait to take the intermediate course as soon as soon as it’s ready.” -  Barry Eisler, best-selling American novelist & former CIA agent (photographed on far right) If one thing can be said about February’s...

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