protector symposium 6.0 

Craig Douglas: Solo Structure Movement. Civilian Concealed Weapon

Clint Emerson: Disaster Preparedness

Ed Calderon: Non-Conventional Tactics for Protecting Your Neighborhood

Rick Sweeney: Protective Driving

Thomas Coyne: Urban Survival and Bug Out Strategies

John Burke: CQC Defense Specialist. Systems for Overcoming an Aggressor

Byron Rodgers: Event Host

Men & Women - Ages 21+

  • [Fri Sep. 16th] Full In-Class Training Day: Available for everyone of all backgrounds. Join us for the full day of classroom sessions featuring in-depth training from each of our Subject Matter Experts.
  • [Sat 17th & Sun 18th] Contact Driving & Hard Skills Intensive Upgrade: You get to choose between 2 Days of hands on, Hard Skills Training with each of our featured experts or 2 day Protective Driving Clinic. These 12 person, small group format classes are guaranteed to take your protection skills to the next level. (This option sells out fast! Limited to 24 students.) 
  •  Certification: All Hard Skills students will receive a Certificate of Completion and an official Protector Nation Challenge Coin commemorating their achievement for completing the 2 Day Hard Skills Intensive.
  • Online-Only Option: If travel or timing isn't right for you, get lifetime access to the recorded digital replay.

Official Sponsor:

TRAINING options:

Classroom Session

  • Day 1: Full Day of In-Class Sessions
  • ​Attend in Person or Online


  • Lifetime Access to Digital Recording of the In-Class Training Sessions with all Featured Experts


Regular Price: $250

Friday Classroom Sessions - Online or In-Person
Option A:

3 Day Package

Hard Skills Intensive

  • Day 1: Full Day of In-Class Sessions
  • Days 2-3: Two Full Days of Hard Skills Training with All Featured Experts


  • Official Protector Symposium 6.0 Certificate of Completion document
  • ​Protector Nation T Shirt & Swag Bag
  • ​Commemorative PS 6.0 Challenge Coin


Regular Price: $3500

Limited Availability - Only 24 6 Spots Left!
Option B:

4 Day Package

Protective Driving Course

  • Day 1: Full Day of In-Class Sessions
  • Days 2-4: Three Full Days of our Protective and Contact Driving Training.
  • Only 12 Spots Available [Sells Out Fast]


  • Official Protector Symposium 6.0 Certificate of Completion document
  • ​Protector Nation T Shirt & Swag Bag
  • ​Commemorative PS 6.0 Challenge Coin


Regular Price: $3550

Limited Availability - Only 12 2 Spots Left!
Are you ready to become a more self-sufficient protector and ensure the safety of your loved ones no matter what happens in our ever-changing world?...

This event is for people from of all walks of life. No matter what your background or your vocation, the PROTECTOR Symposium is designed to teach you the skills needed to be smarter, faster and better at protecting yourself and your loved ones - no matter what disasters or world events take place.

Featured Experts

Ed Calderon: Urban Disruption

For over a decade Ed Calderon worked in the fields of counter-narcotics, organized crime investigation, and public safety in the northern border region of Mexico. During this period he also coordinated and worked executive protection details for high-level government officials and visiting dignitaries — often in some of the most dangerous parts of the country.

His study into the indigenous Mexican criminal culture, from occult practices to endemic modus operandi have lead him to be recognized as one of the world’s preeminent researchers and trainers in the field of personal security that has come out of Mexico.

Ed has had the privilege of sharing his expertise in the areas of anti-abduction, escapology, unarmed combat, region-specific executive protection work, and unconventional-edged weapons work with members of federal law enforcement agencies. Including the FBI and BORTAC, Navy SEALS, Indonesian Kopaska, Mexican and United States intelligence service agents, and members of special forces groups from all over the world.

Craig Douglas: Topic

Craig Douglas (a/k/a “SouthNarc”) is the founder of ShivWorks, a consortium of like-minded professionals devoted to training and product development in the emerging field of interdisciplinary problem-solving for self-defense. Craig retired from law enforcement after 21 years of service with the bulk of his career spent in narcotics and SWAT.

Since 2003, Craig has been teaching globally under the ShivWorks brand and has conducted coursework on entangled shooting skills in nearly 40 states and nine foreign countries. He has taught for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, and to three branches of the U.S. military. 

Thomas Coyne: Urban Survival / Bug Out

Thomas is a former Firefighting Helicopter Crew Member (HELITACK)  and EMT.  His background and skill sets include; Helicopter Hoist Rescue Team, Helicopter Rappeller,   Search & Rescue Technician,  Fire Crew Squad Leader, Confined Space Rescue, Technical Ropes Rescue, Swift Water Rescue Technician, HAZMAT Operations , Member of the helicopter rescue team for the first civilian space shuttle launches and he is trained in the ICS & NIMS Disaster Management Systems. Thomas has provided training to; US Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Center Instructors, US Navy Helicopter Search & Rescue & Special Warfare, US Air Force Special Operations, US Army Aviation, The US Dept. of Defense, The California Department of Justice, and many more.

Clint Emerson: Disaster Preparedness

Clint Emerson is a recently retired Navy SEAL with twenty years of service with the Special Operations community. He spent his military career serving under various Naval Special Warfare Commands as a Special Operator (SEAL). Emerson is the founder of Escape the Wolf, LLC, which focuses on crisis management for global companies both small and large. 

He’s the bestselling author of 100 Deadly Skills and 100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition, and also the only SEAL ever inducted into the International Spy Museum.

John Burke: Topic

John Burke is the founder of Next Level Combatives. After a decade of consistent training, Jon was awarded a black-belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu by Royce Gracie.

 With over 30 years of experience in mixed martial arts, self-defense, and close-quarters combat, Jon has developed the unique P4 De-escalation Training Program that provides immediate results and retention under stress for participants of all skill levels. Jon has trained countless individuals and organizations, including the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Navy SEALs, and U.S. federal and state law enforcement agencies.

Rick Sweeney: Protective Driving

Rick Sweeney has 29 years risk management experience in elevated threat areas. Provides risk & crisis management in multiple countries as prime or subcontractor.

Currently serving clients in Syria, Mexico, Lebanon, Iraq, Haiti, Colombia and numerous other challenging locations. Director of OTC International which provides humanitarian medical aid and education to in-need populations in conflict zones.

He is founder of SecFor International known as one of the top private security training schools in the industry and currently the training Director for the League of Executive Protection Specialists.

Byron Rodgers

Host and Founder of the PROTECTOR Symposium. Byron is a service-centered Executive Protection Agent, Video Blogger, Published Author, and Veteran who is on a steadfast mission to improve the quality of the world by making good people more dangerous. With extensive private security experience spanning over a decade, Byron has conducted private security operations for VIPs in over 60 countries across various industries. He served in the United States Marine Corps infantry for four years with two deployments to Iraq as a Squad Leader before becoming an Executive Protection Agent.

Byron is also the Chief Executive Officer at Bravo Research Group, a boutique private security company in Southern California, and the founder of Protector Nation, a training company designed to help first responders, private security professionals, and civilians become more willing capable and prepared to deal with evil.

He owns and operates The League of Executive Protection Specialist, an executive protection school and training organization, and is the go-to security consultant for high net worth individuals, their families, and various corporate initiatives.

Byron is also a published author with a Bachelor's degree in the Science of Psychology and a Master's degree in the Art of Psychology with a minor in Forensic Psychology. With a commitment to wisdom, discipline, purpose, freedom, and excellence, Byron's mission is to serve the world in total alignment with these principles.

Choose Between These Two [Optional] Hard Skills Training Packages

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from four of the worlds most elite trainers on the circuit in one place at one time.

Chasing down a training opportunity like this it’s not possible for most of us because many of these trainers are not running courses for civilians or even in the United States, it would also cost about four times as much.

You will train with each instructor separately over the course of two days in order to walk away with new skill sets that are not readily available to the public at this time.



The three day driving course is a very rare opportunity for professional protectors and civilians to learn what it really takes to protect passengers and other vehicles from the driver seat.

This is not just your run-of-the-mill tactical driving experience, you were going to get very rare and high-level opportunity to train and spar with our fleet of full contact crown Victoria training vehicles.
Limited Availability - Only 12 Students
+ Where is the event being held?
Answer: For security purposes and the privacy of our guests, The Protector Symposium 6.0 is being held at an undisclosed training facility in Tuscon, Arizona on October 6th. Exact location and all the details to attend will be provided after purchase.
+ Can I Attend Online?
Answer: Yes, for the classroom day on Friday, October 6th. These classroom sessions will be recorded. The digital replay of these will be sent out after the content has been edited and uploaded to the online portal by our team. This will be completed about two weeks after the event. Please note that the online or in-person attendance option does not include any access or content from the optional hard skills or driving training courses. Only students who enroll into these upgrade programs will have access to that training.
+ How long is the event?
Answer: The classroom day on Friday, October 6th will start at 8am and consist of 9-10 hours of in-room training sessions featuring each of our experts. The optional 2-Day Hard Skills Training will be held at a nearby training facility on Saturday October 7th & Sunday October 8th. These sessions will consist of rotating small groups - 10 students each, and 3-4 hours with each of our featured Hard Skills Experts. The optional 3-Day Protective Driving Course will be held at the same facility and go from Saturday October 7th-9th.
+ What about travel logistics?
Answer: Upon reserving your event ticket, you will receive an email with all the details. You'll want to arrange travel so that you arrive in Tucson Arizona - no later than the night of Thursday, October 5th. Hotel information will be provided to all registrants, along with a full event itinerary and instructions for attending. 
+ Who is the Protector Symposium for?
Answer: This training event is for anyone of any background. Whether you're currently in the security industry, a first responder, or simply someone who wants to empower themselves with first-in-class training on the topics of self defense, tactical gun skills and combative driving. The Protector Symposium is specifically designed for those who have a heart for protecting others and understand the tremendous value that comes from investing in their understanding of these life-saving skills.
+ What are the payment options?
Answer: We accept all major credit cards. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. Upon completing your purchase you will be provided with contact information to our Protector Nation Support Team who will be able to help you with any questions you may have.
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