Training Review: Counter Custody and Hostage Survival with 4TAC5 in Chicago, IL.

Training Review: IRETC with 4TAC5, Chicago, IL, May 2018 In May of this year (2018), I travelled to Chicago to expand my skills in the field of Counter-custody and counter-kidnapping but attending the IRETC Instructor […]

Travel Security – Pre-Planning

***Note: this is the first in a series on personal travel security.*** Proper Previous Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance! If you plan well, you have better chances of travelling well. It’s that simple. Every time I […]

Upcoming Training – Don’t miss out!

Elevate your operational capabilities with True North Tradecraft, offering unique skillsets for law enforcement and security professionals in Canada. In cooperation with The CORE Group… Covert Entry skill sets increase operational capabilities for government, law […]

Why Physical Security?

I have often been asked why do I study physical security, locks, lock picking, etc?  It’s usually followed by accusations of either teaching others to be criminals or being a criminal myself.  The only thing […]

Training Opportunity in Toronto – Safe Dial Mechanics – 14 & 15 May, 2018

For the FIRST time in Canada…. Safe Dial Mechanics – 1st Canadian Offering! This course will teach Law Enforcement Personnel, Special Operations Forces, and Government employees and security professionals the principles of safe dial mechanics. This […]

Training Opportunity in Toronto – Covert Entry Concepts – May 12 &13, 2018

Back by popular demand and exclusive in Canada… Covert Entry Concepts – Only Canadian Offering! This course will teach Law Enforcement Personnel, Special Operations Forces, and Government employees and security professionals the principles of lock bypassing […]

Training Review – Ed’s Manifesto – Mixed Skills Module in Washington, DC

Over the weekend of 9-12 February, 2018, I travelled to Washington, DC & Alexandria, VA to train at District Combatives’ hosting of Ed Calderon (of Ed’s Manifesto), who was conducting a Mixed Skills module of […]

Training Review: Behavioural Profiling and Situational Awareness from Emergence LLC

Recently I completed the Behavioural Profiling and Situational Awareness online course produced by Emergence LLC and presented by Yousef Badou. Mr. Badou is a US Marine veteran (with 3 tours in Iraq) who contributed to […]

Hiking the Bruce Trail – Outline & Preparations

Later this month, I will be hiking the Southern half of the Bruce Trail (Queenston to Collingwood) covering ~450km in about 2 weeks. To that end, I have been making lists, assembling gear, organizing and […]

After Action Report: Covert Entry Concepts – Toronto

On the weekend of 28-29-30 July, 2017, True North Tradecraft hosted the first-ever offering of The CORE Group’s Covert Entry Concepts course in Toronto.  We had 9 students, an excellent venue, great food and of […]