Best-selling American novelist Barry Eisler was an exceedingly precocious student in one of the first Rift Recon Art of Escape courses last year in San Francisco. Unbeknownst to us at the time, Eisler was not just hungry for knowledge – he was ravenous. The Art of Escape was only one in a long series of defense and…

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Investigative Locksmith Brian Denyer has been writing and illustrating articles about antique locks, restraints, and methods of escape for Canada’s Institutional Locksmiths Organization of Canada (ILOC) since its inception. ILOC is a national not-for-profit trade organization with members across North America, and was created to help fill a void in the Institutional and In-House Locksmith and…

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Rift Recon trainers teamed up with an exclusive cache of forward-thinkers in the start-up and financial industries to offer a “micro” version of our renowned Art of Escape training. The unique urban escape and evasion workshop was sponsored by innovative venture capital organization Ribbit Capital and covered basic lockpicking techniques as well as restraint-escape tactics. This intimate…

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