Alex de Sain


Alex is a vital collaborator with International Protection Services, leveraging his extensive knowledge and experience in extreme outdoor combat survival training. His organization is divided into three parts, each focusing on different aspects:

Underdogs-Academy: This segment specializes in advising and guiding individuals interested in undertaking expeditions in remote and/or hazardous locations. With Alex's expertise, the Underdogs Academy provides valuable insights, training, and support to ensure the safety and success of adventurers in challenging environments.

Extreme Productions: Alex's team at Extreme Productions handles the entire process of creating captivating video productions. From conceptualization to execution, they possess the expertise to capture and document thrilling outdoor experiences, showcasing the adrenaline-fueled world of extreme sports and survival.

Extremely Insane: This division caters to athletes seeking high-intensity training, products, and courses. With Alex's background in extreme sports, Extremely Insane offers specialized training programs and has developed innovative products to enhance athletes' performance and push the boundaries of their capabilities.

Alex's unique upbringing, born in Sudan and exposed to wildlife at an early age, laid the foundation for his passion for the outdoors and animal welfare. His grandfather's role as a wildlife protector instilled in him a deep love and respect for nature. After leaving Sudan due to the civil war, Alex's life in the Netherlands involved participating in various sports, including BMX and taekwondo. His mandatory service with the Dutch Army further honed his survival skills and resilience.

Throughout his life, Alex has pursued his passion for extreme sports, including big wave surfing, and has taken on formidable challenges. Notable achievements include a 1,800 km paddle down the Yukon River from Canada to Alaska and an attempt at the Yukon Arctic Ultra, a self-supported race covering 300 km in frigid temperatures as low as -50 °C.

To maintain his expertise and physical readiness, Alex divides his time between Amsterdam and Chamonix, where he diligently follows a rigorous mountain training regime. He is deeply committed to sharing his knowledge and experiences with others, aiming to inspire and instill enthusiasm for spending time in challenging environments. Alex emphasizes the importance of calculated decision-making and finding alternative solutions when faced with excessively dangerous situations, ensuring that risks remain within acceptable levels.

With his key skill in extreme outdoor combat survival training and expedition expertise, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the outdoors to International Protection Services. Collaborating with Alex and his organization guarantees access to top-notch training, guidance, and support for those seeking to explore and conquer the world's most demanding environments.


  • Certificate of Advanced Weapons Training for Close Protection Operative (CPO)
  • Executive Security Driver
  • Survival in extreme conditions
  • Risk analysis for extreme adventures
  • Creation of client profiles, personal protection plan
  • Advanced weapons training (pistols and rifles)
  • Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) / First Aid