"The AKHS course was one of the best courses, and for many reasons the best course, I have ever taken. The AKHS course itself was exceptional! With regards to the primary instructors, Check and Bill, throughout the course they both displayed high levels of professionalism, confidence and competence in what they were teaching, as well as compassion, all without the attached ego! (These instructors have military/government elite unit and training backgrounds, and currently apply their expertise around the world, and would have every right to have large egos.) Another excellent instructor, Matt, who has extensive experience as an EMT and survival medicine instructor, taught us some basic survival medicine skills which were very useful. Throughout the course all the instructors encouraged us to ask questions, be interactive/participate in the discussions, and share personal experience, all of which made for an outstanding learning environment! Even though the topics taught in this course went well beyond just those listed on the website, I never felt like the instructors were rushing through a topic, and there was always time for questions. The material covered during the course, as described on the website, was up to date and relevant, and went well beyond what I expected. A significant part of the course was dedicated to physically implementing what we were taught. This physical implementation of the skills being taught gave me, and I believe all the students as well, the confidence in knowing that we could actually do what we were taught, and are skills we could implement the moment we walked out the door. I signed up for this training with the purpose of increasing my knowledge associated with kidnapping, in order to improve my capabilities as a protection provider. However, this is a course that I believe would benefit anyone traveling outside of the U.S., or even within the U.S., as was apparent in the diversity of the students (men and women, ranging in ages from 20s to about 60) in our class. This course will definitely provide you with a realistic view of security around the world, prepare you with the knowledge and skills to implement your own security measures, and overall provide you with relevant and up-to-date information that will allow you to make well informed decisions when it comes to security and traveling."