“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and text program on the basics of executive defense. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Costs Thompson all have a wealth of knowledge and also they share quite a bit in this program. For the person who would like to know more about the field of exec protection, this would certainly be a great location to begin. For someone who took a program from Hawk East, this is a great refresher to have. I likewise intend to state right up front that I such as that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I was familiar with Carter’s work and keep in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his expertise, and also his solution to our country.
The first part of this testimonial will concentrate on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll point out a few of my complaints concerning these DVDs first, and afterwards hop on to what I liked regarding them, as well as there is far more good than adverse, and also the adverse as you’ll see is everything about the manufacturing values not web content.
These DVDs were very first tape-recorded on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant food selection web pages, having the ability to skip to certain components of the program, etc. You don’t obtain that with this program, which is my greatest grievance. There is a lots of details right here, as well as it would certainly be extra easy to use if you had a menu and can avoid best to the subject you want to watch. So although they are DVDs, it is like watching a VHS tape without menus, scene option, and so on.
Enough with that said, you get the point. Currently on the good, as well as there’s a whole lot. The teachers do a great task of offering a great deal of info for those that wish to discover executive protection. They provide well and the audio as well as photo is clear. Essential, besides some devices that might be dated, the info they offer is sound and important. I’ll now undergo the three volumes individually with what they contain.
The initial disc, volume 1, is virtually completely in the classroom. The only section of this quantity not in the classroom is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside looking a car. With that claimed, they did an excellent job of recording as well as editing the classroom material with various sights of the speakers and cut-aways to the pupils so you were not just taking a look at the exact same scene then entire time. Currently to the great things, the materials of the classroom direction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. as well as Rick Reynolds are all extremely knowledgeable on the topic and also they eliminate numerous misconceptions concerning the executive defense area with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, but instead enlightened, articulate, inspired professionals that want to handle the duty of maintaining customers safe. I such as that they explain that 90% of the job is breakthrough job as well as maintaining customers away from dangers.
This is a basic course, however as Carter states, “Fundamentals are necessary.” Throughout the devices selection section, things such as how you clothe, weapons, holsters, body armor, briefcases, and also sunglasses are discussed. Several of the equipment and tools reviewed in this program might be outdated. To reject the series due to this would certainly be foolhardy, considering that the factors behind the equipment are still beneficial to understand. Basic terms is gone over. Once again, this is a basic program as well as some people will certainly not be familiar with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.
Client analyses and also kinds of security are reviewed. This quantity additionally includes a sector on searching for bombs with ways to browse consistent as well as extensive. Safety formations and also planning are discussed. Points such as team placement and also principles when under fire are instructed. The trainers look at motorcade protection and drivers.
I really like that the teachers mention that much of safety and security job is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.
The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on weapons training at the range. He shows basic firearm concepts, including Weaver position, target choice, using views, shooting on the relocation, and also tool retention. With every one of these, you can’t come to be proficient by simply viewing the DVD. You need to get out and also technique. Ideally with an instructor, and then utilize the DVD as refresher material for your ongoing training. There is likewise a section on car glass ballistics that I liked. Great info if you ever have to contend or from an automobile. The guns training uses up about the first hr of the DVD.
The program after that continues with automobile security chauffeur operations and also covers things such as automobile pre-flights, lorry option, and also evasive driving. They show layouts of lorries doing L Transforms, J Transforms, and also Reverse 180s, along with showing actual lorries doing them, and also inside views of the vehicle drivers placing the vehicles via these methods. Once more, you will not excel by just viewing, you need to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can go to an institution, that is best, as well as use this as review product. Otherwise, do what they instruct in a safe place and also find out these prior to you ever before need them genuine. They also cover ramming methods as well as removing ranges.
The last short area is back in the classroom where they show just how to extract the concept from danger and also go over non-verbal informs who can establish with your client.
Disc three, Quantity 3 of the set, begins with Expense Thompson showing and walking you via an automobile bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that helps you understand what to try to find as well as where when looking cars for explosive devices.
Next Off, Roger Hair goes over standard eating decorum. If you recognize with eating at expensive places, you might understand this. Nevertheless, if your eating experiences are junk food areas, you will intend to take heed and also discover what is shown below prior to you go to an expensive meal with a customer.
Costs Thompson goes back to talk about interaction equipment. He reviews a lot of details, a few of which could be dated as a result of the breakthroughs in devices. Regardless, he raises some really important points you ought to consider when selecting equipment that is readily available today.
The last segment is a lecture by Tom Carter before a podium with a black history. Carter is not the most energetic or animated audio speaker, as well as he does make use of notes, yet he additionally gives a wealth of information. It’s not exciting information, but it is essential for the security trade. Much of the lecture gets on safeguarding proprietary details for your clients. He reviews hazard assessments, protecting living locations, and monitoring and also counter-surveillance. There was additionally a short area on resort selection with scenes inside a hotel prior to completing the lecture back at the platform with black history.
I did locate that this 3rd disc ended a bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no actual verdict, the program simply went to some sources for added info.
In spite of the lack of menus, scene option, and “flash” many DVDs include, I found this set to be really insightful with standard details that is exceptionally vital for the exec defense specialist. It’s not amazing or attractive, but undoubtedly important for the job.
In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has actually compiled a big workbook to go along with the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, yet filled with valuable info. It’s not truly a book, yet rather a huge 3 ring binder consisting of many “chapters” on different subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when participating in a workshop our training course, instead of a message publication. The pages have an image copy appearance, but are still dark as well as understandable. No matter format, it’s the info that’s important, and also there is a lot here.