Hi Everyone, It’s been a loooong while since we’ve hosted a public Art of Escape training. It’s getting on to be a year. We have been inundated with requests to run another public AoE for some time but we’ve been pulled in different directions as Rift Recon is a growing company, and putting on private Art…

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It seems like just yesterday that Rift Recon ran its first Art of Escape training in San Francisco, and yet last weekend marked the fourth Bay Area urban escape and evasion course. An entirely new group of enthusiastic, determined students embarked on three days of growth and development, with a healthy dose of apprehension mixed…

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Over the past few months Rift Recon has been steadily working to expand and improve upon our Art of Escape trainings. We did extensive market research, brought fresh team members on board, trademarked The Art of Escape as a brand, secured its very own domain name at “www.artofescape.com”, and have been structuring an extensive soon-to-be-released…

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Dear Friends, Have you been yearning to see what all of the Art of Escape fuss is about? Have you been reading Rift Recon blogs, surfing through photos, and staring longingly at press releases strategizing how to get to a city that’s one hundred, five hundred, or perhaps even three thousand miles away from you?…

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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…

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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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…

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To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. -Bertrand Russell Every day we hear from people asking about Rift’s Art of Escape class. Our most successful survival training to date seems to be getting an air of urban legend notoriety, complete with the same aura of mystery shrouding it. It’s not that we don’t enjoy…

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