Martial Arts & Mindset 2 Day Retreat

Featuring Ernesto Mendez and Nikita Chub

Powered by Former Navy SEAL Errol Doebler

The Ice Cold Leader Event Series presents

Martial Arts & Mindset 2 Day Retreat

August 11th and 12th, 2023 in Basalt, CO

An immersive training led by Former Navy SEAL Errol Doebler, Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and owner of Aspen MMA Ernesto Mendez, and renowned Eastern European Muay Thai champion Nikita Chub.

This is an opportunity to explore what it takes to create an elite mindset in everyday life.

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Whether you’re a seasoned martial arts practitioner or new to these practices, this experience is here to meet you where you’re at and help you find the edge you’re looking for. Our two day retreat offers a safe and supportive space to push your limits and tap into your inner strength.

Through this experience, you will harness a strong mindset, boost energy levels for a healthy body, and learn how to cultivate resilience, immunity and inner peace through the power of breathwork, cold exposure, and mixed martial arts including jiu jitsu and muay thai.

The Activities

The Details

The retreat begins Friday August 11th at 8am MST, and ends on Saturday August 12th at 5pm MST.

Your ticket includes* the following:

2 days of programming

Leadership and Mindset through the lens of a Navy SEAL

Guided breathwork and meditation

Guided cold exposure

Leadership and Mindset through the lens of experts in mixed martial arts

Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai demonstration and instruction

*Transportation to and from the retreat, lodging, and meals are not included.

Event Location:

Aspen MMA located in Basalt, Colorado

1460 East Valley Road Suite 102, Basalt, CO

What Past Participants Are Saying About Our Events

What Does The Aspen Daily News Say about Ice Cold Leader Events ?

It sounds dramatic, but it was effective: As Errol Doebler, founder and CEO of Ice Cold Leader, spoke to the roughly 25 people who circled him Saturday morning at the Beyul Retreat in Meredith, he recounted what was going through his mind as he fell 30 feet to what he was sure at the time would be his death.

At the time, he’d been a Navy SEAL platoon commander, and he and his team were rehearsing a ship-takedown exercise on waters that the commanding officer had initially deemed too dangerous..

Day Retreat Training Topics Include

Learn and Practice Advanced Martial Arts and Wellness Techniques

A strong martial arts practice reaches far beyond strength and power. Here are just a few of the leadership principles learned through the practice:

Self awareness and intention: Martial Arts requires a high level of intention as you move through positions. This same level of intention can be applied as you interact with, prioritize, and support those around you. ⁠

Presence and mindfulness: Turning inwards and focusing on the present can offer you a sense of peace as you approach life and work. Remembering to focus on what’s in front of you leads to an increased sense of mission. ⁠

Stress management: Breathwork and meditation calm the nervous system. Learning how to control your emotions during stressful situations is a vital practice as you navigate your home and workplace. ⁠

Go far beyond the fundamentals of cold exposure and embark on a advanced Wim Hof breathing and leadership experience.

Attendees will learn advanced Wim Hof techniques followed by guided breathwork and a Wim Hof style experience in nature.

Walk away with a strong mindset and increased mental clarity. Participants will receive personal instruction and feedback throughout the experience and will leave the workshop with the knowledge and skills to incorporate both yoga and the Wim Hof Method into a daily practice.

2 Day Retreat Ticket Packages

You will receive…

  • 1 ticket to The Martial Arts and Mindset Day Retreat– one day of integrated and immersive training led by Errol Doebler, Ernesto Mendez, and Nikita Chub.
  • Lifetime Access to the Ice Cold Leader: The Course, a self paced online learning course.
  • Lifetime Access to the Find Your Breath and Lead guided breathing app developed by Errol Doebler.
  • Autographed Copy of Ice Cold Leader, Leading from the Inside Out by Errol Doebler


*Payment/deposit options available (pay half now, half later)

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**Does not include transportation to/from the event, meals, or lodging. Group and service member discounts available.

Day Retreat Discounts & Special Group Pricing

Standard Rate: $999 per person

Group Discounts: 3+ tickets earn $50 off each ticket (standard rate). Contact hello@icecoldleader.com to secure discount.

Service Member Discount: $50 off per ticket (Limited number available for Law Enforcement, Fire, First Responders, Federal Government/Active Duty Military/Veterans – proof of ID required). Contact hello@icecoldleader.com to secure discount.

Overcome Obstacles and Challenges

This 2 day retreat will transform and empower you to overcome any challenges that have been holding you back and become the best version of yourself.

Meet Your Instructors

Ice Cold Leader Founder, Errol Doebler

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Errol Doebler is a 1991 Graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and later served as Assistant Platoon Commander of SEAL Team Four and Platoon Commander of SEAL Team One.

In 2006 Errol joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) where he investigated International Terrorist Organizations out of the FBI’s flagship office in New York City and also served as a member of the FBI’s New York SWAT Team.

The lessons that Errol learned operating in these intense environments can apply to anyone in every day life. That’s why Errol has made it his passion to share these lessons and experiences many people dream of with YOU today.

Ernesto Mendez, Aspen MMA

Ernesto Mendez is the owner of Aspen MMA. His passion is educating the Roaring Fork Valley on the technical and fitness aspects of mixed martial arts.

Ernesto has had great opportunities to train with and under well respected boxers, Muay Thai instructors and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu professors from all over the world. His passion continues to grow as he continues learning. He received his black belt in 2017 under Professor Eduardo de Lima, Gracie Barra out of Clearwater, Florida.

Ernesto has the ability to bring his students to a better understanding of martial arts and fitness. Many of his students have competed in tournaments and medaled in their division.

Nikita Chub, Muay Thai Champion

Nikita Chub has been practicing Muay Thai for over 16 years. He holds the following titles: the sport master of Ukraine in Muay-thai boxing and Kungfu; frequent prizewinner and champion of Ukraine in Muay-thai; bronze prizewinner of world cup in Muay-thai in Yalta Ukraine), 2007 Participant in the world cup on san-dа in Beijing(China), 2007 champion of Europe on san-dаin Warsaw (Poland), 200 ;silver prizewinner of world cup on san-dа in Perugia(Italy), 2008-2009 world champion on san-dа among professionals in a Perugia (Italy), 2010 silver prizewinner of world cup on san-dа in Kuwait, 2011 winner of world cup on K-1 in Yalta (Ukraine), 2011 bronze prizewinner of World Combat Games at St-Petersburg in Savate, silver prizewinner of world cup on Savate in Clermont-Ferrand (France), the silver prizewinner of Russian Cup on K-1 between amateurs, 2014winner of FFC championship in Coartia, and 2015 Final Fight Championship (FFC) K1 Middleweight Champion.

What If You Could Learn to Lead Like a Navy SEAL?

With over 20 combined years as a Navy SEAL and FBI Special Agent Errol believes that combat, in all its various forms, is the ultimate expression of consequence. If combat leadership is not done correctly one of three consequences will be realized, all of which are unacceptable: mission failure, injury, or death. Errol also believes that the leadership exhibited during times of chaos and struggle should not be vastly different than the leadership exhibited during times of relative calm and accord. There is no, “Break glass in case of emergency” leadership playbook. The same leadership that is applied during chaos on the battlefield is the same leadership that should be applied in business and at home. As such, Errol developed a leadership process that should be applied to all aspects of our lives in times of both chaos and harmony. His leadership process creates a common leadership language that ensures consistency and clarity, but allows for the necessary flexibility to meet any challenge or circumstance.  

Errol believes in the power of leadership. He believes it is leadership that can solve any problem. He believes his process, born out of the blood, sweat, and tears of mistakes and successes over a lifetime, will create an environment of clarity in purpose and behavior that will sustain you during hard times and propel you during the good times.

Frequently Asked Questions

Refund and Cancellation Policy

The Martial Arts & Mindset 2 Day Retreat Refund and Cancellation Policy

TRANSFER TO ANOTHER PERSON – Registration can be transferred to another person easily by e-mailing our team at hello@icecoldleader.com. To ensure the event certifications and materials are printed properly for each attendee, we request that a transfer to another person is executed five (5) business days prior to the start of the event.

TRANSFER TO ANOTHER ICE COLD LEADER EVENT – If you are no longer able to attend the event you are registered for, your registration can be transferred to another Ice Cold Leader event so long as tickets for that event are still available. This must be requested in writing by e-mail to hello@icecoldleader.com at least fifteen days (15) days prior to the start the event in which you are registered for.

REFUND – If are no longer able to attend the event you are registered for and are not able to TRANSFER your registration to another person or to another Ice Cold Leader event, please submit in writing via email to hello@icecoldleader.com a request for a refund. We offer the following options for a refund:

  • Administrative Fee: All refunds are subject to a $200.00 USD administrative fee.
  • If canceled at least eight (5) weeks prior to the start of the event, a full refund (less the administrative fee) will be refunded.
  • If canceled at least four (4) weeks prior to the start of the event, 70% of the registration fee (less the administrative fee) will be refunded.
  • No refunds will be offered within four (4) weeks of the engagement. For extenuating circumstances, please emails us for consideration at hello@icecoldleader.com.

FORCE MAJEURE – In the event Ice Cold Leader is prevented from carrying out its obligations as it pertains to the Martial Arts & Mindset 2 Day Retreat you registered for as a result of any cause beyond its control, or such event cannot be held or does not occur due to acts of God, strikes, labor disputes, government requisitions, restrictions or regulations on travel, hotel or facility availability, commodities or supplies, war or apparent act of war, terrorism, disaster, civil disorder, epidemic or pandemic, curtailment or restriction on transportation facilities, or any other comparable calamity, casualty or condition (collectively a “Force Majeure”) Ice Cold Leader shall have the right to terminate the affected Conference without liability and shall be relieved of its obligations to Registrant.

  • If the affected event is terminated due to a Force Majeure occurrence before the first day of the Conference, then Ice Cold Leader will reschedule the affected event, if and as practical under the circumstances, and your registration fee will be applied to the rescheduled event. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled Event, then you may transfer registration fee you paid, upon written notification to Ice Cold Leader at hello@icecoldleader.com, towards another Ice Cold Leader Event or you may transfer to another individual in your place, so long as space is still available. Ice Cold Leader reserves the right, at its discretion, to approve or deny such registration fee transfer requests. Additionally, Ice Cold Leader does not assume responsibility for any additional costs, charges, or expenses; to include, charges made for travel and lodging.
What happens if I don’t want to get into the ice bath during the cold exposure activities?

While we believe every activity offered during this event is crucial to leadership development, you don’t have to get into the ice bath if you are not comfortable! All activities are voluntary and optional.

However, we ask that every participant actively support each of the other participants who do engage in the cold exposure.

What are the exact days and hours of the event?

The Martial Arts & Mindset 2 Day Retreat is scheduled from Friday August 11th at 8am MST through Saturday August 12th at 5pm MST.

Where will The Martial Arts & Mindset 2 Day Retreat be held?

The event will be held at Aspen MMA, in-between downtown Basalt and El Jebel in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Are meals included in the cost of the ticket?


We recommend packing a lunch and snacks for both days of the retreat.

Does the cost of the ticket include hotel accommodations?

No! Hotel accommodations are not included.

Does the cost of the ticket include travel accommodations?

No, each participant is responsible for securing their own travel to and from the event location.

Do I need a certain level of fitness or mobility to attend the event?

No. You do not need to have a certain level of fitness or mobility to attend the event. All activities will be tailored to the fitness and mobility of participants.

Of course, if you have a health condition, please check with your doctor before you participate in any physical movement or breathwork.

In addition, pregnancy and epilepsy are contraindications to participating in certain types of breathwork and cold exposure, so please feel free to reach out to us at hello@icecoldleader.com to discuss safe alternatives you can practice during the event!

Will There Be Breaks?

Yes! Smaller breaks will be regularly scheduled throughout each day. Participants will receive a detailed event schedule including times prior to the event.

What if I have more questions?

Please email us at hello@icecoldleader.com and we would be happy to answer any additional questions you have about the event.

Explore Our Services

The Course

Experience Ice Cold Leader with this one of a kind, self-paced, online training taking you through personal stories of combat, business, and life from Founder Errol Doebler.

The Coaching

Take your leadership excellence to an unimaginable level with live coaching, 1 on 1 or in small groups


Listen to Errol Doebler, Founder of Ice Cold Leader, inspire, captivate, and motivate your audience with his personal and professional experiences that only a handful of people in the world can match

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