Executive Protection – Venturing Out on Your Own

“Body For Hire: The Complete Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and message program on the basics of executive protection. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Bill Thompson all have a riches of expertise as well as they share quite a bit in this program. For the individual that would like to know more concerning the field of executive security, this would certainly be a great location to begin. For a person who took a course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher course to have. I additionally want to state right up front that I such as that Roger Hair placed a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the event. I knew with Carter’s work and keep in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his knowledge, and his solution to our nation.

The initial part of this testimonial will certainly concentrate on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll mention a few of my grievances relating to these DVDs initially, and after that get on to what I suched as concerning them, and also there is much more good than negative, and also the unfavorable as you’ll see is all about the manufacturing worths not content.

These DVDs were initial videotaped on VHS and afterwards transferred to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive food selection pages, being able to avoid to specific parts of the program, and so forth. You don’t get that with this program, and that is my greatest issue. There is a ton of information here, as well as it would certainly be a lot more user friendly if you had a menu and can skip best to the topic you wish to watch. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles enjoying a VHS tape without menus, scene option, etc.

Sufficient with that, you understand. Now on the great, and also there’s a great deal. The trainers do a very good task of providing a great deal of details for those that wish to learn more about executive defense. They offer well and the sound and also picture is clear. Crucial, besides some devices that could be obsoleted, the details they offer is audio and also important. I’ll currently undergo the 3 volumes individually with what they contain.

The first disc, quantity 1, is nearly totally in the class. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a brief sector with Rick Reynolds outside browsing a car. With that said stated, they did a great task of shooting and editing the class product with various views of the speakers and cut-aways to the pupils so you were not simply checking out the same scene then entire time. Now to the great things, the components of the classroom direction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and Rick Reynolds are all very well-informed on the topic as well as they eliminate lots of misconceptions about the exec defense field with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet rather informed, verbalize, inspired experts that agree to handle the obligation of maintaining customers secure. I such as that they point out that 90% of the task is advance work as well as maintaining customers away from hazards.

This is a fundamental training course, however as Carter says, “Fundamentals are essential.” During the devices option section, things such as how you clothe, tools, holsters, body armor, brief-cases, and sunglasses are talked about. Several of the equipment and also equipment reviewed in this program might be obsoleted. To dismiss the collection as a result of this would certainly be reckless, since the reasons behind the devices are still beneficial to know. Standard terms is gone over. Again, this is a standard course as well as some people will certainly not recognize with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.

Customer evaluations as well as types of security are gone over. This quantity additionally includes a sector on searching for bombs with methods to browse constant and thorough. Safety developments as well as preparation are discussed. Things such as group placement and also principles when under attack are educated. The trainers discuss motorcade protection as well as vehicle drivers.

I actually like that the instructors mention that much of safety work is not attractive. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The second disc, Volume 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram instructing a class on guns training at the range. He educates standard weapon concepts, including Weaver stance, target option, making use of sights, shooting on the move, and also tool retention. With all of these, you can’t come to be skilled by simply enjoying the DVD. You should venture out and also technique. Ideally with a trainer, and after that utilize the DVD as refresher course material for your ongoing training. There is additionally an area on automobile glass ballistics that I liked. Good information if you ever need to contend or from a car. The weapons training uses up concerning the very first hour of the DVD.

The program after that continues with vehicle procedures and covers points such as automobile pre-flights, lorry option, and also incredibly elusive driving. They show diagrams of lorries doing L Transforms, J Transforms, and Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual cars doing them, as well as inside sights of the vehicle drivers placing the vehicles via these methods. Once more, you will not be proficient by simply viewing, you require to have a refuge to exercise these. If you can go to an institution, that is best, and utilize this as testimonial product. Otherwise, do what they educate in a refuge and find out these before you ever need them for real. They also cover ramming strategies as well as clearing distances.

The last brief area is back in the classroom where they demonstrate how to remove the principle from risk and also discuss non-verbal signals who can set up with your customer.

Disc 3, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts with Costs Thompson showing and also strolling you via a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 min section that aids you comprehend what to search for as well as where when searching lorries for explosive gadgets.

Next, Roger Hair discusses fundamental close protection driver dining decorum. If you recognize with dining at elegant areas, you might recognize this. Nonetheless, if your eating experiences are convenience food locations, you will certainly want to beware and also learn what is shown right here before you attend a fancy meal with a customer.

Bill Thompson returns to review interaction devices. He goes over a lot of info, several of which could be dated because of the breakthroughs in devices. Regardless, he brings up some really important factors you ought to think about when selecting tools that is available today.

The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter before a platform with a black background. Carter is not one of the most energised or computer animated audio speaker, as well as he does utilize notes, however he additionally passes on a wealth of info. It’s not interesting info, however it is very important for the safety profession. Much of the lecture gets on securing exclusive information for your customers. He goes over threat assessments, protecting living areas, and also surveillance and also counter-surveillance. There was also a brief section on resort option with scenes inside a hotel prior to finishing the lecture back at the platform with black history.

I did find that this third disc finished a little bit suddenly at 1:55:50. There was no genuine final thought, the program just mosted likely to some sources for additional details.

In spite of the absence of menus, scene choice, and also “flash” numerous DVDs contain, I found this set to be very informative with fundamental details that is incredibly vital for the exec defense expert. It’s not interesting or extravagant, yet indeed crucial for the task.


Along with the three DVDs, Hawk East has assembled a large workbook to go along with the video clip discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, however loaded with useful info. It’s not truly a book, yet rather a large 3 ring binder including many “phases” on different topics. It’s more like the workbook/binders you obtain when participating in a seminar our training course, as opposed to a message book. The pages have an image duplicate appearance, however are still dark and understandable. Regardless of layout, it’s the details that’s important, as well as there is a lot below.