“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip as well as text program on the basics of exec security. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Costs Thompson all have a wealth of understanding and they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual that wants to know even more about the area of exec security, this would certainly be a great area to start. For someone who took a program from Hawk East, this is a good refresher to have. I additionally intend to say first that I such as that Roger Hair placed a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I knew with Carter’s job and bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his expertise, as well as his solution to our country.

The first part of this testimonial will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll point out a few of my issues concerning these DVDs first, and afterwards hop on to what I suched as concerning them, as well as there is much more excellent than unfavorable, as well as the unfavorable as you’ll see is all about the production values not web content.

These DVDs were very first taped on VHS and after that moved to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive food selection pages, being able to miss to specific parts of the program, etc. You do not get that with this program, which is my biggest grievance. There is a ton of info right here, and it would be a lot more easy to use if you had a menu and also can miss ideal to the subject you want to see. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles viewing a VHS tape without menus, scene option, and so on.

Sufficient with that said, you get the point. Now on to the excellent, as well as there’s a great deal. The teachers do a great task of offering a great deal of info for those who wish to discover executive security. They provide well and also the sound and also photo is clear. Crucial, other than some devices that could be outdated, the info they provide is sound as well as important. I’ll now undergo the three quantities independently with what they consist of.

The first disc, quantity 1, is practically completely in the class. The only part of this quantity not in the class is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside searching an automobile. Keeping that claimed, they did an excellent task of shooting and modifying the classroom material with various views of the speakers as well as cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply checking out the exact same scene then entire time. Currently to the good things, the contents of the class guideline.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and Rick Reynolds are all very educated on the topic and they resolve many myths regarding the exec security area with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, however instead enlightened, articulate, inspired specialists that agree to handle the duty of maintaining customers risk-free. I such as that they explain that 90% of the task is advancement work and keeping clients away from threats.

This is a basic training course, yet as Carter says, “Basics are necessary.” Throughout the tools choice section, points such as just how you clothe, tools, holsters, body armor, brief-cases, and also sunglasses are gone over. A few of the equipment as well as tools reviewed in this program may be dated. To disregard the collection as a result of this would be foolhardy, since the reasons behind the equipment are still useful to understand. Standard terminology is discussed. Once again, this is a standard training course and also some individuals will certainly not know with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.

Customer analyses and kinds of safety and security are looked at. This quantity also includes a segment on searching for bombs with means to search constant and also extensive. Protective developments and also planning are gone over. Points such as group positioning as well as principles when under fire are instructed. The instructors look at motorcade safety and vehicle drivers.

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

The second disc, Volume 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on firearms educating at the range. He educates basic gun concepts, including Weaver stance, target choice, making use of views, shooting on the relocation, as well as tool retention. With all of these, you can not end up being proficient by just seeing the DVD. You have to go out and practice. Ideally with a teacher, and afterwards use the DVD as refresher course material for your continued training. There is additionally a section on automobile glass ballistics that I suched as. Excellent information if you ever before need to shoot at or from an automobile. The guns training uses up about the very first hour of the DVD.

The program after that proceeds with car operations as well as covers things such as automobile pre-flights, lorry selection, and evasive driving. They show representations of lorries doing L Transforms, J Transforms, and also Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual vehicles doing them, and also inside sights of the motorists placing the lorries with these techniques. Once again, you will not be proficient by simply watching, you need to have a safe place to practice these. If you can attend an institution, that is best, and also utilize this as review product. If not, do what they instruct in a safe place and learn these before you ever require them genuine. They likewise cover ramming methods and removing ranges.

The last brief area is back in the class where they show just how to extract the concept from danger as well as go over non-verbal alerts that can establish with your client.

Disc three, Volume 3 of the set, begins with Expense Thompson showing and also strolling you through an automobile bomb search. It’s a 26 minute segment that aids you comprehend what to try to find as well as where when browsing vehicles for explosive tools.

Next Off, Roger Hair goes over basic eating decorum. If you are familiar with dining at fancy locations, you may understand this. Nevertheless, if your dining experiences are junk food locations, you will want to beware and discover what is instructed right here before you attend an elegant meal with a client.

Expense Thompson returns to go over communication tools. He reviews a lot of details, some of which may be dated because of the advances in tools. No matter, he raises some very important factors you ought to take into consideration when selecting tools that is available today.

The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter before a platform with a black history. Carter is not the most energetic or animated audio speaker, and also he does utilize notes, however he likewise passes on a riches of info. It’s not amazing information, however it is very important for the protection profession. Much of the lecture gets on securing proprietary information for your customers. He reviews hazard evaluations, protecting living areas, and also monitoring and also counter-surveillance. There was likewise a brief area on resort option with scenes inside a resort prior to ending up the lecture back at the platform with black background.

I did discover that this third disc ended a little bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no actual final thought, the program simply mosted likely to some sources for extra information.

In spite of the absence of menus, scene choice, and “flash” numerous DVDs have, I located this readied to be really interesting with fundamental details that is exceptionally essential for the executive protection specialist. It’s not amazing or extravagant, however indeed essential for the task.


In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has assembled a big workbook to accompany the video clip presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, but loaded with beneficial information. It’s not really a book, but rather a large 3 ring binder containing lots of “chapters” on numerous topics. It’s more like the workbook/binders you receive when participating in a workshop our training course, as opposed to a text book. The pages have a photo copy appearance, yet are still dark and readable. No matter style, it’s the info that’s important, and also there is a great deal right here.

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