“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video as well as message program on the basics of executive security. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Bill Thompson all have a riches of knowledge and also they share a fair bit in this program. For the person who wants to know even more regarding the field of exec protection, this would be a great place to begin. For somebody that took a course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher to have. I also intend to state right up front that I like that Roger Hair placed a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I recognized with Carter’s job as well as keep in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I appreciate him, his understanding, and also his solution to our nation.
The initial part of this review will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll mention a few of my problems concerning these DVDs initially, and then jump on to what I suched as concerning them, and there is far more good than adverse, as well as the adverse as you’ll see is everything about the production values not web content.
These DVDs were very first tape-recorded on VHS and afterwards transferred to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy food selection web pages, having the ability to miss to particular components of the program, etc. You don’t obtain that with this program, which is my biggest complaint. There is a lots of info below, as well as it would certainly be a lot more easy to use if you had a menu and also can avoid best to the topic you intend to watch. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it is like viewing a VHS tape without any menus, scene selection, and so on.
Enough with that said, you get the point. Now on to the great, and there’s a lot. The instructors do a great task of offering a great deal of details for those that wish to learn more about exec defense. They present well as well as the sound as well as picture is clear. Essential, apart from some tools that may be outdated, the details they offer is audio and also useful. I’ll now go through the three quantities separately with what they consist of.
The very first disc, quantity 1, is nearly completely in the classroom. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a brief section with Rick Reynolds outside browsing a car. Keeping that stated, they did a great task of filming and also modifying the class material with various views of the audio speakers and cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply considering the same scene then entire time. Now to the great things, the contents of the classroom direction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all extremely experienced on the subject and they dispel several misconceptions concerning the executive protection field with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, but rather informed, express, inspired experts that are willing to take on the duty of maintaining clients secure. I like that they explain that 90% of the work is advancement work as well as keeping clients far from hazards.
This is a basic course, yet as Carter states, “Fundamentals are important.” Throughout the equipment choice portion, things such as just how you clothe, tools, holsters, body shield, briefcases, as well as sunglasses are talked about. Some of the equipment as well as equipment discussed in this program might be dated. To dismiss the collection due to this would certainly be reckless, because the factors behind the devices are still important to recognize. Fundamental terminology is talked about. Once more, this is a standard training course as well as some people will certainly not be familiar with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.
Client analyses as well as sorts of safety are gone over. This quantity additionally consists of a sector on looking for bombs with methods to browse consistent as well as complete. Protective developments and also planning are gone over. Points such as group positioning and concepts when under fire are educated. The teachers review motorcade protection and drivers.
I truly like that the instructors explain that much of security work is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.
The 2nd disc, Volume 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on firearms training at the variety. He instructs fundamental firearm concepts, including Weaver stance, target choice, making use of sights, capturing on the action, and also weapon retention. With every one of these, you can not become competent by just viewing the DVD. You must venture out and method. Preferably with a trainer, and then make use of the DVD as refresher product for your continued training. There is additionally a section on vehicle glass ballistics that I liked. Great info if you ever before have to contend or from a vehicle. The firearms training takes up regarding the very first hr of the DVD.
The program after that proceeds with car procedures and covers things such as vehicle pre-flights, lorry selection, and evasive driving. They reveal representations of lorries doing L Transforms, J Turns, as well as Reverse 180s, as well as revealing real vehicles doing them, as well as inside sights of the vehicle drivers placing the cars via these strategies. Once more, you won’t be proficient by simply watching, you need to have a safe place to practice these. If you can participate in a college, that is best, and use this as review material. Otherwise, do what they teach in a refuge and discover these before you ever need them genuine. They also cover ramming strategies and also clearing distances.
The last short section is back in the classroom where they show just how to remove the principle from threat and also review non-verbal notifies who can establish with your client.
Disc three, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts close protection driver with Costs Thompson showing as well as strolling you via a car bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that assists you comprehend what to seek and also where when browsing automobiles for eruptive tools.
Next, Roger Hair talks about standard dining etiquette. If you are familiar with dining at expensive areas, you may recognize this. However, if your eating experiences are fast food locations, you will wish to take heed and discover what is educated below before you attend an elegant dish with a client.
Expense Thompson returns to go over interaction equipment. He goes over a lot of details, a few of which could be dated as a result of the developments in tools. No matter, he brings up some really important factors you must consider when picking equipment that is readily available today.
The last segment is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black history. Carter is not one of the most energised or animated audio speaker, as well as he does make use of notes, however he additionally presents a wealth of information. It’s not interesting information, but it is very important for the security trade. Much of the lecture gets on safeguarding proprietary information for your clients. He reviews threat evaluations, securing living areas, and also monitoring and also counter-surveillance. There was likewise a brief section on resort option with scenes inside a hotel before ending up the lecture back at the platform with black background.
I did discover that this third disc finished a little bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no actual verdict, the program just went to some resources for additional info.
Regardless of the lack of menus, scene option, and “flash” a lot of DVDs consist of, I found this readied to be really informative with fundamental info that is extremely vital for the exec protection professional. It’s not interesting or attractive, however indeed important for the task.
In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has compiled a big workbook to accompany the video clip discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, but full of beneficial details. It’s not actually a book, but instead a huge 3 ring binder consisting of numerous “phases” on numerous subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you receive when participating in a seminar our training course, rather than a message book. The web pages have an image copy appearance, but are still dark and also understandable. Despite style, it’s the information that is essential, as well as there is a whole lot here.