What You Need to Know Before You Start Your Close Protection Training

“Body For Hire: The Complete Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and message program on the fundamentals of executive security. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Expense Thompson all have a wealth of knowledge as well as they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual that would like to know even more about the field of exec defense, this would be a good area to start. For someone that took a program from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher course to have. I additionally intend to claim right up front that I such as that Roger Hair placed a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I was familiar with Carter’s job and remember when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I appreciate him, his expertise, and his service to our country.

The first part of this review will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll explain a few of my problems concerning these DVDs initially, and then jump on to what I suched as about them, as well as there is much more great than negative, and also the unfavorable as you’ll see is everything about the production worths not content.

These DVDs were initial taped on VHS and after that transferred to DVD. Most of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant food selection pages, being able to avoid to certain components of the program, and so forth. You don’t obtain that with this program, and that is my greatest problem. There is a ton of information right here, and it would certainly be a lot more user friendly if you had a food selection and might avoid appropriate to the topic you want to see. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles enjoying a VHS tape without any menus, scene selection, etc.

Sufficient with that, you understand. Currently on the excellent, and also there’s a whole lot. The teachers do an excellent work of providing a lot of information for those that wish to learn about exec defense. They offer well and also the sound and image is clear. Most important, other than some devices that might be dated, the details they provide is audio and beneficial. I’ll now experience the 3 quantities individually with what they contain.

The initial disc, volume 1, is almost completely in the classroom. The only section of this volume not in the class is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside browsing a lorry. With that said claimed, they did a great work of shooting and editing and enhancing the class product with various views of the audio speakers and cut-aways to the trainees so you were not just looking at the exact same scene then whole time. Currently to the excellent stuff, the contents of the class instruction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all really experienced on the subject matter as well as they resolve several myths about the exec defense field with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, but rather enlightened, verbalize, motivated experts that want to handle the duty of keeping clients safe. I such as that they explain that 90% of the task is breakthrough job and also keeping customers away from hazards.

This is a standard course, however as Carter claims, “Fundamentals are essential.” During the devices choice section, things such as how you dress, weapons, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, and sunglasses are discussed. Several of the gear as well as devices discussed in this program might be dated. To disregard the series because of this would certainly be foolhardy, given that the reasons behind the equipment are still important to understand. Standard terms is discussed. Once more, this is a fundamental training course and some people will certainly not recognize with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.

Client assessments and kinds of safety are reviewed. This volume also consists of a section on searching for bombs with means to search regular and comprehensive. Safety formations as well as planning are gone over. Points such as team placement and also concepts when under fire are shown. The teachers look at motorcade safety and security and also chauffeurs.

I actually like that the teachers explain that much of security work is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood action.

The 2nd disc, Volume 2, relocates outside with Dave security chauffeur Bartram instructing a class on guns training at the array. He shows fundamental firearm concepts, consisting of Weaver position, target selection, utilizing sights, shooting on the step, and also weapon retention. With all of these, you can’t end up being proficient by just watching the DVD. You must go out and also technique. Preferably with an instructor, and afterwards use the DVD as refresher course material for your ongoing training. There is likewise an area on automobile glass ballistics that I liked. Great info if you ever before have to shoot at or from a vehicle. The firearms training uses up about the first hour of the DVD.

The program after that continues with automobile operations and covers things such as car pre-flights, lorry selection, and also incredibly elusive driving. They reveal representations of lorries doing L Transforms, J Transforms, and Reverse 180s, in addition to showing actual lorries doing them, and inside sights of the vehicle drivers putting the vehicles with these techniques. Again, you will not be proficient by simply enjoying, you need to have a safe place to practice these. If you can participate in an institution, that is best, as well as utilize this as testimonial material. If not, do what they instruct in a refuge and also learn these prior to you ever before require them genuine. They additionally cover ramming techniques and getting rid of distances.

The last brief section is back in the classroom where they show exactly how to draw out the concept from risk and review non-verbal notifies that can set up with your customer.

Disc three, Quantity 3 of the set, begins with Bill Thompson demonstrating and also strolling you via a car bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that helps you recognize what to try to find as well as where when searching vehicles for explosive devices.

Next, Roger Hair reviews standard eating etiquette. If you recognize with dining at expensive areas, you may understand this. Nonetheless, if your eating experiences are convenience food places, you will certainly wish to take heed as well as discover what is taught here prior to you attend a fancy dish with a client.

Costs Thompson goes back to discuss communication equipment. He reviews a lot of information, some of which may be dated because of the advancements in equipment. Regardless, he raises some really important points you must take into consideration when picking tools that is available today.

The last segment is a lecture by Tom Carter before a platform with a black background. Carter is not the most energised or animated speaker, as well as he does make use of notes, however he also gives a wealth of information. It’s not interesting details, yet it is necessary for the protection trade. Much of the lecture is on protecting proprietary details for your customers. He talks about hazard assessments, protecting living areas, and also monitoring and also counter-surveillance. There was likewise a short area on hotel selection with scenes inside a hotel prior to completing the lecture back at the podium with black history.

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

In spite of the absence of food selections, scene choice, and also “flash” numerous DVDs have, I located this readied to be very useful with standard information that is incredibly crucial for the exec protection professional. It’s not interesting or extravagant, yet certainly vital for the task.


Along with the three DVDs, Hawk East has actually compiled a huge workbook to come with the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, however full of valuable info. It’s not actually a publication, but rather a big three ring binder including many “chapters” on various topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when attending a seminar our program, instead of a message book. The web pages have an image duplicate appearance, however are still dark as well as understandable. Despite format, it’s the details that’s important, and there is a great deal below.