Make Your Career Protection

“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and message program on the fundamentals of executive protection. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Costs Thompson all have a wide range of expertise and also they share quite a bit in this program. For the person that needs to know even more regarding the area of executive protection, this would certainly be a great location to start. For someone that took a training course from Hawk East, this is a good refresher to have. I likewise intend to claim right up front that I such as that Roger Hair put a devotion in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the event. I knew with Carter’s job and also remember when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his knowledge, and his service to our country.

The initial component of this review will focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll point out a few of my complaints relating to these DVDs initially, and after that get on to what I suched as concerning them, and there is far more excellent than negative, as well as the negative as you’ll see is everything about the production worths not content.

These DVDs were first tape-recorded on VHS and after that transferred to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy food selection web pages, being able to miss to certain parts of the program, etc. You do not obtain that with this program, which is my most significant grievance. There is a ton of info here, as well as it would be a lot more user friendly if you had a food selection and might avoid appropriate to the topic you intend to enjoy. So although they are DVDs, it is like seeing a VHS tape with no menus, scene option, etc.

Sufficient keeping that, you get the point. Currently on the good, and also there’s a whole lot. The trainers do an excellent task of offering a lot of info for those who desire to learn about executive security. They offer well and the audio and picture is clear. Essential, apart from some tools that could be outdated, the info they provide is sound and important. I’ll currently go through the 3 quantities separately with what they consist of.

The initial disc, volume 1, is almost entirely in the class. The only section of this volume not in the class is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside browsing a lorry. With that stated, they did an excellent task of filming and also modifying the classroom product with different sights of the audio speakers as well as cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply looking at the very same scene then entire time. Now to the great stuff, the components of the classroom instruction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all very well-informed on the topic and they dispel lots of misconceptions about the executive defense field with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, but instead enlightened, articulate, determined specialists that are willing to take on the obligation of keeping customers secure. I like that they mention that 90% of the task is breakthrough job as well as maintaining clients far from hazards.

This is a standard training course, however security driver as Carter states, “Essentials are important.” During the tools choice part, things such as exactly how you dress, tools, holsters, body shield, briefcases, and also sunglasses are discussed. Several of the equipment and devices talked about in this program may be dated. To disregard the collection as a result of this would certainly be reckless, since the factors behind the equipment are still valuable to understand. Fundamental terms is gone over. Once more, this is a basic training course and some people will not be familiar with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.

Client assessments as well as types of protection are looked at. This volume also consists of a segment on looking for bombs with methods to search consistent and comprehensive. Protective developments and planning are gone over. Points such as team placement and also concepts when under fire are taught. The trainers discuss motorcade safety as well as motorists.

I actually like that the trainers point out that much of security work is not attractive. It’s not all Hollywood action.

The second disc, Quantity 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on firearms educating at the array. He shows basic gun concepts, consisting of Weaver stance, target selection, making use of views, shooting on the action, and also weapon retention. With all of these, you can not come to be skillful by just enjoying the DVD. You need to venture out and practice. Ideally with a trainer, and then utilize the DVD as refresher course product for your continued training. There is likewise an area on automobile glass ballistics that I liked. Great details if you ever need to contend or from a car. The guns training occupies about the first hr of the DVD.

The program then continues with automobile operations and also covers points such as automobile pre-flights, vehicle selection, as well as evasive driving. They reveal layouts of cars doing L Transforms, J Turns, and also Reverse 180s, in addition to showing actual vehicles doing them, and inside sights of the vehicle drivers placing the automobiles through these strategies. Once again, you won’t excel by simply enjoying, you require to have a refuge to practice these. If you can go to an institution, that is best, and use this as evaluation material. If not, do what they show in a safe place as well as find out these before you ever require them genuine. They likewise cover ramming techniques and also removing distances.

The last brief area is back in the classroom where they demonstrate how to draw out the principle from threat as well as go over non-verbal notifies that can set up with your client.

Disc 3, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts out with Costs Thompson demonstrating and also walking you through a vehicle bomb search. It’s a 26 minute section that assists you comprehend what to seek and where when looking cars for explosive tools.

Next, Roger Hair discusses basic dining rules. If you are familiar with eating at fancy locations, you may understand this. However, if your dining experiences are convenience food locations, you will want to beware and discover what is shown below prior to you go to an elegant meal with a client.

Expense Thompson goes back to talk about communication tools. He reviews a great deal of info, a few of which might be dated because of the advances in tools. No matter, he brings up some really vital factors you should think about when picking tools that is available today.

The last sector is a lecture by Tom Carter before a podium with a black background. Carter is not the most energised or computer animated speaker, and he does make use of notes, yet he additionally presents a wealth of details. It’s not exciting info, however it is very important for the safety trade. Much of the lecture gets on securing proprietary info for your customers. He reviews danger analyses, securing living areas, as well as security and counter-surveillance. There was additionally a brief section on hotel choice with scenes inside a resort before finishing the lecture back at the platform with black history.

I did locate that this third disc ended a bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no genuine conclusion, the program simply mosted likely to some resources for added details.

Despite the absence of menus, scene option, and “flash” so many DVDs contain, I found this readied to be really helpful with basic information that is very crucial for the executive security professional. It’s not interesting or glamorous, however certainly crucial for the job.


In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has compiled a large workbook to come with the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, however packed with beneficial information. It’s not really a publication, however instead a large 3 ring binder consisting of several “phases” on numerous subjects. It’s more like the workbook/binders you get when attending a workshop our training course, instead of a message book. The web pages have a picture duplicate look, however are still dark and readable. Regardless of format, it’s the info that’s important, and there is a whole lot below.