Course: TAC 3: Kidnapping & Terrorism Survival

Lead Instructor:  Alon Stivi
 Access:  Public   Status:  Active   Course:  $135.00
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Kidnapping is a common tactic used by terrorists and transnational criminal gangs. Human Trafficking has reached epidemic proportion and the risk of being abducted has become a salient issue.

Many tourists, business executives, and students who travel abroad are vulnerable “soft” targets for terrorists and criminals kidnapping.

Our Kidnapping & Terrorism Survival course teaches effective Prevention & Response.

In this unique course you will learn:
  • How to recognize behavioral, tactical, and circumstantial Pre-Incident Indicators (PII)
  • How to identify signs of preparation for a terrorist attack and a kidnapping plot
  • How to detect static, pedestrian, and vehicular surveillance
  • How to avoid being kidnapped and apply ambush countermeasures
  • How to react to Dominance – Managing Submissiveness
  • How to escape and survive a hostage take over
  • How to manage ransom demands and interrogation
  • How to survive captivity and hostage rescue
  • How to escape and survive a carjacking
  • How to fight in special circumstances: blind folded, tied up, and in confined spaces
  • How to disarm and take out an armed terrorist

This course and certification exams are available online 24/7

Course Lessons (5)

Trends & Potentials

Most of us are not sufficiently prepared for kidnapping and terrorism. Pre-incident training can save lives. Security and Survival are an individual responsibility.

Indicators & Warnings

Kidnapping and abductions are not random or unpredictable. The vast majority of kidnappers have provided distinct Indicators & Warning (I&W) that were ignored or misunderstood. In order to ...


Prevention is being pro-active and anticipating potential risks and mitigating them before they happen by recognizing risk factors, identifying patterns of attack, and issuing timely alerts.


Knowing how to detect and defeat surveillance is essential to avoiding being ambush. Preparing a plan of action in the event of a kidnapping and applying anti-stalking measures is essential.


The next tragedy can be prevented and more lives can be saved if we focused on training on what to ...

Course Specs

Course Chapters

There are no individual chapters available for this course.

Course Goals

  1. Understand the Course topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Testing & Certification

There are not currently any tests or certifications for this course.

Lead Instructor

Alon Stivi

Alon Stivi is the CEO of Direct Measures International (DMI), a provider of in security consultancy, tactical training and protective services to the private and public sectors. He is a recognized authority on security, dignitary protection, travel safety, counterterrorism, mass violence prevention and survival.

He is the founder of ACT Cert® (Attack Countermeasures Training Certification) online learning university and the developer of the Mass Violence Prevention & Active Shooter Survival course, the only training program of its kind certified and funded by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Alon has emigrated to the U.S. from Israel after serving in an elite unit of the IDF. He is a combat veteran of the 1982 Lebanon War and has trained troops for combat in the areas of small unit tactics, airborne operations, close combat and emergency medicine.