“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip as well as text program on the fundamentals of exec security. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Costs Thompson all have a riches of understanding and they share quite a bit in this program. For the person who needs to know more regarding the field of exec defense, this would be a great location to start. For somebody who took a course from Hawk East, this is a great refresher to have. I also intend to state first that I such as that Roger Hair put a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I was familiar with Carter’s job as well as bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his knowledge, as well as his solution to our country.
The initial part of this testimonial will focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll mention a few of my issues regarding these DVDs first, and after that jump on to what I suched as concerning them, as well as there is far more good than negative, as well as the unfavorable as you’ll see is all about the production worths not content.
These DVDs were first videotaped on VHS and then transferred to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive menu web pages, having the ability to avoid to particular components of the program, etc. You do not obtain that with this program, which is my biggest grievance. There is a lots of info here, and also it would certainly be much more user friendly if you had a food selection as well as can skip best to the topic you wish to watch. So even though they are DVDs, it is like viewing a VHS tape without any menus, scene option, etc.
Sufficient keeping that, you get the point. Now on to the great, as well as there’s a lot. The teachers do an excellent task of offering a lot of information for those that want to discover exec defense. They provide well as well as the audio and also picture is clear. Most important, apart from some tools that may be outdated, the details they offer is audio and also important. I’ll now undergo the three quantities individually with what they have.
The very first disc, quantity 1, is nearly entirely in the classroom. The only portion of this volume not in the classroom is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside searching a vehicle. With that said claimed, they did an excellent work of filming as well as editing and enhancing the classroom product with different sights of the speakers and cut-aways to the pupils so you were not just considering the exact same scene after that whole time. Now to the excellent stuff, the contents of the class instruction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all extremely educated on the subject matter and also they resolve several myths concerning the exec security area with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, however instead educated, articulate, motivated specialists that agree to take on the duty of keeping clients secure. I like that they mention that 90% of the work is development job and keeping clients far from threats.
This is a basic training course, however as Carter claims, “Fundamentals are very important.” During the devices selection part, points such as how you dress, weapons, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, and sunglasses are reviewed. Some of the equipment as well as tools reviewed in this program may be dated. To reject the series due to this would be foolhardy, because the reasons behind the devices are still useful to understand. Standard terminology is discussed. Once again, this is a standard training course and also some individuals will certainly not be familiar with these terms, so I’m glad they were consisted of.
Client assessments and sorts of safety and security are reviewed. This quantity additionally consists of a sector on looking for bombs with ways to look consistent and also thorough. Safety formations and preparation are talked about. Things such as group positioning and principles when under fire are shown. The trainers review motorcade safety as well as vehicle drivers.
I truly like that the teachers explain that much of safety and security job is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood activity.
The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram instructing a class on firearms educating at the array. He instructs standard weapon concepts, including Weaver stance, target selection, utilizing views, shooting on the move, as well as weapon retention. With every one of these, you can’t end up being efficient by just viewing the DVD. You need to get out and practice. Ideally with a trainer, and after that make use of the DVD as refresher course product for your ongoing training. There is additionally a section on car glass ballistics that I suched as. Excellent information if you ever have to shoot at or from a car. The guns training occupies concerning the first hour of the DVD.
The program after that proceeds with vehicle procedures and covers things such as lorry pre-flights, car choice, and also evasive driving. They reveal layouts of automobiles doing L Turns, J Turns, and Reverse 180s, along with revealing actual cars doing them, as well as inside views of the chauffeurs putting the lorries via these tactics. Again, you won’t be proficient by simply seeing, you need to have a refuge to exercise these. If you can participate in a college, that is best, as well as use this as review material. If not, do what they instruct in a refuge and find out these prior to you ever require them for real. They also cover ramming techniques as well as removing ranges.
The last short section is back in the class close protection driver where they show exactly how to draw out the principle from risk and also go over non-verbal notifies that can establish with your client.
Disc 3, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts out with Costs Thompson showing as well as strolling you via a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that assists you understand what to try to find as well as where when browsing cars for explosive gadgets.
Next, Roger Hair goes over fundamental dining etiquette. If you recognize with dining at expensive locations, you might understand this. Nonetheless, if your dining experiences are junk food areas, you will certainly wish to take heed and also discover what is instructed right here before you attend an expensive dish with a client.
Bill Thompson returns to review communication equipment. He looks at a great deal of information, several of which may be dated because of the developments in equipment. No matter, he raises some extremely crucial points you ought to take into consideration when selecting tools that is readily available today.
The last section is a lecture by Tom Carter before a podium with a black history. Carter is not one of the most energetic or animated speaker, as well as he does utilize notes, but he additionally passes on a riches of details. It’s not interesting details, however it is necessary for the safety and security profession. Much of the lecture gets on safeguarding exclusive info for your customers. He discusses danger analyses, safeguarding living areas, and also security as well as counter-surveillance. There was also a brief section on resort choice with scenes inside a resort before completing the lecture back at the platform with black history.
I did find that this third disc finished a little bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no actual verdict, the program just mosted likely to some resources for extra details.
Regardless of the absence of menus, scene option, and also “flash” many DVDs include, I discovered this set to be really insightful with fundamental info that is extremely vital for the exec protection specialist. It’s not amazing or attractive, but indeed crucial for the task.
In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has compiled a large workbook to accompany the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, however packed with helpful details. It’s not really a publication, but instead a huge 3 ring binder including lots of “chapters” on various subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you obtain when going to a seminar our program, as opposed to a message publication. The web pages have a photo copy look, yet are still dark and legible. Despite style, it’s the information that’s important, as well as there is a whole lot below.