“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and text program on the essentials of executive defense. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Costs Thompson all have a wide range of knowledge as well as they share quite a bit in this program. For the individual who needs to know more concerning the field of exec protection, this would certainly be an excellent area to begin. For somebody that took a training course from Hawk East, this is a good refresher to have. I additionally want to say first that I like that Roger Hair put a devotion in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the event. I was familiar with Carter’s job as well as bear in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his expertise, and also his service to our country.

The initial component of this testimonial close protection driver will focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll explain a few of my issues concerning these DVDs initially, and afterwards get on to what I suched as concerning them, as well as there is much more excellent than adverse, and also the negative as you’ll see is all about the production values not content.

These DVDs were first videotaped on VHS and afterwards transferred to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy food selection pages, being able to avoid to particular components of the program, etc. You do not get that with this program, and that is my largest problem. There is a ton of information right here, and it would certainly be extra user friendly if you had a menu as well as might skip best to the subject you intend to enjoy. So even though they are DVDs, it resembles enjoying a VHS tape without food selections, scene choice, etc.

Enough with that said, you get the point. Now on to the great, and there’s a great deal. The teachers do a great job of offering a lot of information for those who wish to discover executive security. They offer well and the audio and photo is clear. Crucial, besides some tools that could be outdated, the information they present is audio and important. I’ll currently go through the three quantities separately with what they consist of.

The very first disc, volume 1, is virtually completely in the classroom. The only portion of this volume not in the class is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside looking a lorry. With that said stated, they did a great work of recording and editing and enhancing the class product with various views of the speakers and also cut-aways to the pupils so you were not simply considering the exact same scene then entire time. Currently to the great things, the materials of the class direction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. as well as Rick Reynolds are all really educated on the subject matter as well as they resolve many misconceptions concerning the executive protection field with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet instead informed, express, inspired specialists that are willing to handle the duty of maintaining customers risk-free. I like that they point out that 90% of the work is development job and keeping clients away from dangers.

This is a standard training course, but as Carter states, “Essentials are essential.” Throughout the equipment choice section, points such as exactly how you dress, weapons, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, and sunglasses are gone over. Some of the equipment and devices talked about in this program might be dated. To dismiss the collection as a result of this would certainly be foolhardy, given that the reasons behind the tools are still beneficial to recognize. Standard terms is talked about. Once more, this is a standard course as well as some people will certainly not know with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.

Customer evaluations and types of safety and security are reviewed. This quantity additionally includes a sector on searching for bombs with means to search regular and thorough. Safety formations and also planning are gone over. Things such as team positioning and also concepts when under attack are instructed. The teachers go over motorcade safety and security and also motorists.

I really like that the teachers explain that much of safety and security work is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram instructing a class on guns educating at the array. He teaches standard firearm principles, consisting of Weaver stance, target selection, using sights, shooting on the relocation, and also weapon retention. With every one of these, you can’t end up being competent by just watching the DVD. You have to go out as well as technique. Preferably with an instructor, and after that utilize the DVD as refresher product for your ongoing training. There is additionally a section on vehicle glass ballistics that I liked. Good information if you ever have to contend or from an auto. The guns training takes up concerning the initial hr of the DVD.

The program then proceeds with vehicle operations as well as covers points such as vehicle pre-flights, automobile selection, as well as incredibly elusive driving. They reveal representations of vehicles doing L Transforms, J Transforms, and Reverse 180s, in addition to revealing actual cars doing them, as well as inside sights of the chauffeurs putting the automobiles with these tactics. Once again, you won’t excel by simply viewing, you need to have a refuge to practice these. If you can attend a college, that is best, and also utilize this as review material. If not, do what they instruct in a safe place and also learn these before you ever before require them genuine. They also cover ramming methods as well as getting rid of ranges.

The last short section is back in the classroom where they show how to remove the concept from risk and also review non-verbal informs who can set up with your client.

Disc three, Volume 3 of the collection, begins with Expense Thompson demonstrating as well as walking you via a car bomb search. It’s a 26 minute sector that helps you recognize what to look for as well as where when looking automobiles for explosive gadgets.

Next, Roger Hair reviews fundamental eating etiquette. If you know with eating at elegant places, you may understand this. Nevertheless, if your eating experiences are convenience food places, you will certainly wish to beware and also discover what is instructed right here before you participate in a fancy dish with a client.

Costs Thompson returns to review communication equipment. He looks at a great deal of info, a few of which may be dated because of the advancements in equipment. No matter, he raises some extremely important factors you ought to think about when choosing equipment that is available today.

The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black history. Carter is not one of the most energetic or animated speaker, and also he does make use of notes, but he additionally passes on a wide range of information. It’s not interesting info, yet it is important for the protection profession. Much of the lecture gets on securing proprietary details for your clients. He talks about danger evaluations, protecting living areas, and also surveillance and counter-surveillance. There was also a short area on hotel option with scenes inside a resort prior to finishing the lecture back at the podium with black history.

I did find that this 3rd disc finished a little bit suddenly at 1:55:50. There was no actual conclusion, the program just went to some sources for added info.

Regardless of the absence of menus, scene choice, and “flash” a lot of DVDs contain, I located this set to be very helpful with basic information that is exceptionally essential for the exec protection professional. It’s not interesting or attractive, however without a doubt important for the work.


In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has compiled a large workbook to go along with the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, yet filled with useful info. It’s not truly a book, however rather a big three ring binder consisting of lots of “chapters” on different subjects. It’s more like the workbook/binders you receive when attending a workshop our training course, instead of a message publication. The pages have a picture duplicate look, however are still dark and legible. No matter format, it’s the details that’s important, and there is a lot right here.

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