“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip as well as message program on the essentials of executive defense. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Costs Thompson all have a riches of knowledge as well as they share quite a bit in this program. For the person that wishes to know more regarding the area of executive security, this would certainly be an excellent place to begin. For someone who took a training course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher to have. I also wish to say right up front that I such as that Roger Hair placed a devotion in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I was familiar with Carter’s job and bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his understanding, and his service to our country.
The very first part of this testimonial will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll point out a few of my problems relating to these DVDs first, and afterwards jump on to what I liked concerning them, and there is a lot more excellent than unfavorable, as well as the negative as you’ll see is everything about the production worths not web content.
These DVDs were initial videotaped on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive menu pages, being able to avoid to particular parts of the program, etc. You do not get that with this program, and that is my most significant issue. There is a ton of details here, as well as it would be more user friendly if you had a menu and might miss right to the subject you intend to watch. So although they are DVDs, it resembles watching a VHS tape with no menus, scene selection, and so on.
Sufficient with that, you get the point. Now on to the great, and also there’s a whole lot. The trainers do a great task of providing a great deal of information for those that wish to find out about executive security. They provide well as well as the sound and image is clear. Essential, aside from some tools that might be outdated, the information they offer is audio and also valuable. I’ll now experience the three volumes separately with what they consist of.
The initial disc, quantity 1, is nearly completely in the class. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a short section with Rick Reynolds outside looking a lorry. With that stated, they did a good task of filming as well as modifying the class material with various views of the speakers and cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply looking at the same scene then entire time. Currently to the great things, the materials of the classroom guideline.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all really educated on the subject as well as they eliminate lots of misconceptions regarding the executive protection field with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, but rather informed, verbalize, inspired specialists that want to handle the obligation of keeping customers risk-free. I like that they mention that 90% of the work is development job as well as keeping customers away from dangers.
This is a standard program, yet as Carter claims, “Fundamentals are important.” During the tools option portion, points such as exactly how you dress, tools, holsters, body shield, briefcases, as well as sunglasses are talked about. Several of the gear and tools talked about in this program may be dated. To disregard the series as a result of this would be reckless, given that the reasons behind the tools are still beneficial to know. Fundamental terms is reviewed. Again, this is a standard course and also some individuals will not be familiar with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.
Customer assessments as well as sorts of protection are reviewed. This quantity likewise includes a sector on looking for bombs with methods to look constant as well as extensive. Safety developments as well as planning are talked about. Points such as team positioning and also concepts when under attack are taught. The teachers discuss motorcade security and also chauffeurs.
I truly like that the instructors mention that much of security job is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood activity.
The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram instructing a course on firearms training at the array. He educates fundamental gun concepts, including Weaver stance, target choice, using sights, shooting on the move, as well as tool retention. With every one of these, you can not come to be skillful by simply seeing the DVD. You need to get out and method. Ideally with a trainer, and after that use the DVD as refresher material for your ongoing training. There is likewise an area on auto glass ballistics that I suched as. Excellent details if you ever before need to shoot at or from an automobile. The firearms training uses up concerning the very first hr of the DVD.
The program after that continues with automobile female close protection officer procedures and also covers points such as automobile pre-flights, lorry choice, as well as incredibly elusive driving. They reveal layouts of automobiles doing L Turns, J Turns, as well as Reverse 180s, along with showing real automobiles doing them, and inside views of the drivers putting the vehicles via these methods. Once again, you won’t excel by simply enjoying, you need to have a refuge to exercise these. If you can attend a school, that is best, and use this as review material. If not, do what they educate in a refuge and find out these before you ever before require them for real. They additionally cover ramming methods as well as getting rid of ranges.
The last brief section is back in the classroom where they demonstrate exactly how to remove the principle from danger as well as go over non-verbal signals who can set up with your customer.
Disc three, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts with Costs Thompson showing and walking you with a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 minute sector that assists you understand what to search for and also where when looking automobiles for eruptive tools.
Next Off, Roger Hair discusses basic eating etiquette. If you are familiar with eating at fancy locations, you might know this. Nonetheless, if your eating experiences are fast food places, you will certainly wish to take heed and learn what is taught below before you go to an expensive dish with a client.
Bill Thompson returns to go over communication tools. He looks at a lot of information, several of which could be dated as a result of the advancements in equipment. No matter, he brings up some very crucial points you must consider when selecting tools that is readily available today.
The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a platform with a black history. Carter is not the most energised or computer animated audio speaker, and he does utilize notes, but he likewise gives a riches of details. It’s not amazing details, yet it is essential for the safety trade. Much of the lecture is on safeguarding proprietary details for your clients. He goes over hazard evaluations, protecting living locations, as well as security and also counter-surveillance. There was also a brief area on hotel option with scenes inside a hotel before ending up the lecture back at the platform with black background.
I did find that this third disc ended a bit suddenly at 1:55:50. There was no actual final thought, the program simply mosted likely to some resources for additional details.
In spite of the absence of menus, scene selection, as well as “flash” many DVDs include, I located this readied to be really helpful with standard information that is incredibly important for the exec security professional. It’s not exciting or extravagant, however indeed vital for the task.
Along with the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has actually assembled a huge workbook to accompany the video clip presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, yet full of useful info. It’s not really a book, however instead a huge 3 ring binder having numerous “phases” on different subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when participating in a seminar our course, instead of a text publication. The web pages have a picture copy appearance, but are still dark as well as understandable. Regardless of format, it’s the information that is very important, and also there is a great deal here.