“Body For Hire: The Complete Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and also message program on the essentials of executive defense. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Expense Thompson all have a riches of expertise and they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual who wishes to know even more about the field of exec protection, this would be a good location to begin. For a person who took a training course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher to have. I additionally want to claim right up front that I such as that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I knew with Carter’s job as well as bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his expertise, as well as his solution to our country.
The initial part of this testimonial will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll mention a few of my grievances concerning these DVDs initially, and then get on to what I liked concerning them, and there is much more good than unfavorable, and also the unfavorable as you’ll see is all about the manufacturing worths not web content.
These DVDs were initial tape-recorded on VHS and then transferred to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy menu pages, having the ability to avoid to specific components of the program, and so forth. You do not obtain that with this program, which is my largest complaint. There is a lots of details below, and also it would certainly be extra easy to use if you had a menu and also can avoid right to the subject you want to see. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it is like watching a VHS tape without food selections, scene selection, and so on.
Enough with that said, you understand. Now on to the good, and also there’s a whole lot. The teachers do a great task of offering a great deal of details for those that want to learn more about exec defense. They provide well as well as the audio and photo is clear. Crucial, aside from some tools that could be outdated, the info they offer is sound and beneficial. I’ll now experience the 3 volumes independently with what they contain.
The first disc, quantity 1, is practically totally in the class. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a brief section with Rick Reynolds outside searching an automobile. With that said, they did an excellent job of shooting and editing and enhancing the class product with various sights of the speakers and also cut-aways to the trainees so you were not just checking out the same scene then entire time. Currently to the good stuff, the components of the class direction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. as well as Rick Reynolds are all really well-informed on the subject and they eliminate many myths concerning the exec protection field with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, however rather informed, articulate, determined experts that want to take on the duty of keeping customers secure. I such as that they mention that 90% of the task is advance job as well as maintaining customers away from threats.
This is a fundamental training course, however as Carter says, “Essentials are essential.” Throughout the equipment option part, points such as exactly how you dress, weapons, holsters, body armor, briefcases, as well as sunglasses are gone over. Several of the equipment as well as equipment talked about in this program might be obsoleted. To disregard the series because of this would certainly be foolhardy, given that the factors behind the devices are still beneficial to recognize. Fundamental terms is talked about. Once more, this is a basic training course as well as some people will not be familiar with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.
Customer assessments and types of security are reviewed. This quantity also consists of a segment on looking for bombs with ways to browse constant and also thorough. Safety formations and preparation are talked about. Points such as team positioning as well as principles when under fire are educated. The trainers look at motorcade security and drivers.
I actually like that the trainers point out that much of safety job is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood action.
The second disc, Volume 2, relocates outside security driver with Dave Bartram advising a class on guns training at the array. He shows fundamental firearm principles, including Weaver position, target selection, using sights, shooting on the action, and also weapon retention. With every one of these, you can’t end up being skillful by simply viewing the DVD. You must get out and also practice. Preferably with an instructor, and afterwards make use of the DVD as refresher material for your ongoing training. There is likewise a section on automobile glass ballistics that I suched as. Good information if you ever have to shoot at or from a car. The firearms training takes up about the very first hour of the DVD.
The program then proceeds with vehicle procedures and covers points such as automobile pre-flights, lorry choice, and evasive driving. They reveal layouts of automobiles doing L Turns, J Turns, and Reverse 180s, along with showing actual automobiles doing them, and inside sights of the vehicle drivers placing the lorries with these methods. Once more, you will not excel by just enjoying, you need to have a refuge to practice these. If you can attend a college, that is best, as well as use this as evaluation product. Otherwise, do what they show in a refuge as well as learn these prior to you ever require them genuine. They likewise cover ramming techniques and also getting rid of distances.
The last short section is back in the classroom where they demonstrate just how to remove the concept from danger and go over non-verbal notifies who can set up with your customer.
Disc three, Volume 3 of the collection, starts with Expense Thompson demonstrating and strolling you through a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 minute sector that aids you understand what to try to find as well as where when browsing cars for eruptive gadgets.
Next Off, Roger Hair reviews fundamental eating etiquette. If you are familiar with eating at expensive locations, you might understand this. However, if your eating experiences are fast food places, you will certainly wish to beware and also discover what is shown below before you go to a fancy meal with a client.
Expense Thompson returns to go over communication equipment. He discusses a great deal of information, some of which may be dated due to the developments in equipment. Regardless, he brings up some extremely essential points you should think about when choosing tools that is available today.
The final segment is a lecture by Tom Carter before a podium with a black history. Carter is not one of the most energised or animated speaker, and also he does make use of notes, however he additionally gives a wide range of information. It’s not amazing information, however it is very important for the protection profession. Much of the lecture gets on protecting exclusive info for your clients. He talks about threat analyses, safeguarding living locations, and also monitoring and also counter-surveillance. There was also a brief area on hotel choice with scenes inside a resort before ending up the lecture back at the platform with black history.
I did find that this 3rd disc ended a little bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no real conclusion, the program just mosted likely to some resources for added info.
Regardless of the absence of menus, scene option, as well as “flash” numerous DVDs contain, I discovered this set to be very insightful with basic details that is extremely important for the exec security expert. It’s not amazing or glamorous, yet indeed important for the task.
In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has actually put together a large workbook to come with the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, however filled with valuable information. It’s not actually a book, yet instead a big 3 ring binder including several “chapters” on various subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when participating in a seminar our course, rather than a text book. The web pages have a picture copy appearance, however are still dark and readable. Regardless of layout, it’s the info that is essential, and there is a whole lot here.