“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and message program on the basics of exec protection. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Bill Thompson all have a wide range of expertise and also they share quite a bit in this program. For the individual that wishes to know even more regarding the field of executive defense, this would certainly be a great place to begin. For someone that took a training course from Hawk East, this is a great refresher to have. I additionally wish to claim first that I like that Roger Hair placed a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I recognized with Carter’s job and also keep in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his expertise, as well as his solution to our country.
The initial component of this evaluation will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll explain a few of my issues concerning these DVDs initially, and after that get on to what I liked about them, and also there is a lot more good than negative, and also the negative as you’ll see is all about the manufacturing worths not content.
These DVDs were initial tape-recorded on VHS and afterwards transferred to DVD. Most of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant food selection pages, having the ability to avoid to particular components of the program, etc. You don’t get that with this program, and that is my biggest issue. There is a lots of information below, and it would certainly be a lot more user friendly if you had a menu and might miss best to the subject you intend to watch. So even though they are DVDs, it resembles seeing a VHS tape without any menus, scene selection, etc.
Enough keeping that, you get the point. Currently on to the good, and also there’s a lot. The trainers do an excellent work of presenting a great deal of details for those that desire to learn more about executive protection. They provide well and also the audio and also picture is clear. Crucial, apart from some tools that may be outdated, the information they offer is audio as well as important. I’ll currently experience the 3 quantities separately with what they have.
The very first disc, quantity 1, is virtually entirely in the classroom. The only portion of this volume not in the classroom is a brief section with Rick Reynolds outside browsing a lorry. With that said stated, they did a good work of recording as well as modifying the class material with different views of the audio speakers and also cut-aways to the trainees so you were not just checking out the same scene after that entire time. Currently to the excellent things, the materials of the class guideline.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and Rick Reynolds are all really experienced on the subject and also they eliminate many misconceptions concerning the exec security area with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, but rather informed, verbalize, inspired professionals that are willing to take on the obligation of keeping customers secure. I like that they mention that 90% of the task is development work and keeping customers far from risks.
This is a fundamental course, yet as Carter claims, “Basics security chauffeur are necessary.” During the devices choice portion, things such as exactly how you clothe, tools, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, and sunglasses are discussed. Several of the gear as well as equipment gone over in this program may be obsoleted. To disregard the series as a result of this would be reckless, because the factors behind the tools are still beneficial to know. Basic terms is gone over. Once more, this is a standard program and some people will not recognize with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.
Customer assessments and types of protection are gone over. This volume likewise includes a sector on looking for bombs with methods to search consistent and comprehensive. Protective developments and preparation are talked about. Things such as group placement as well as principles when under fire are educated. The teachers discuss motorcade protection and chauffeurs.
I really like that the trainers explain 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 class on guns educating at the variety. He teaches basic weapon principles, consisting of Weaver position, target choice, making use of views, shooting on the move, as well as tool retention. With all of these, you can’t come to be skillful by simply viewing the DVD. You must go out and practice. Ideally with a teacher, and afterwards make use of the DVD as refresher product for your continued training. There is additionally an area on car glass ballistics that I liked. Great information if you ever before have to shoot at or from an auto. The firearms training takes up regarding the initial hour of the DVD.
The program after that proceeds with car procedures as well as covers points such as car pre-flights, lorry option, and evasive driving. They show diagrams of cars doing L Turns, J Turns, and Reverse 180s, along with showing actual vehicles doing them, and inside sights of the motorists placing the vehicles through these techniques. Once more, you won’t be proficient by simply viewing, you need to have a refuge to practice these. If you can attend a college, that is best, and also utilize this as review material. Otherwise, do what they show in a refuge as well as learn these prior to you ever require them genuine. They also cover ramming strategies as well as getting rid of distances.
The last brief area is back in the class where they demonstrate exactly how to remove the concept from threat and go over non-verbal alerts that can set up with your client.
Disc three, Volume 3 of the collection, starts out with Costs Thompson demonstrating as well as walking you via a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 minute segment that aids you comprehend what to seek as well as where when browsing automobiles for explosive tools.
Next Off, Roger Hair talks about standard eating decorum. If you are familiar with dining at elegant locations, you may recognize this. However, if your dining experiences are fast food places, you will intend to beware as well as learn what is educated below before you attend an expensive meal with a client.
Costs Thompson returns to review communication devices. He goes over a lot of information, a few of which could be dated because of the advancements in devices. Regardless, he brings up some really important factors you ought to consider when selecting devices that is available today.
The last section is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black history. Carter is not the most energetic or computer animated audio speaker, as well as he does use notes, but he also passes on a wide range of info. It’s not exciting info, however it is necessary for the security trade. Much of the lecture gets on protecting proprietary information for your customers. He reviews danger assessments, protecting living locations, as well as monitoring as well as counter-surveillance. There was additionally a brief area on hotel choice with scenes inside a resort prior to completing the lecture back at the podium with black background.
I did find that this 3rd disc finished a little bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no actual verdict, the program just mosted likely to some resources for added information.
Despite the absence of food selections, scene selection, as well as “flash” numerous DVDs have, I found this readied to be extremely useful with standard info that is incredibly essential for the executive defense expert. It’s not exciting or extravagant, yet without a doubt vital for the work.
In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has put together a huge workbook to accompany the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, but loaded with helpful details. It’s not really a publication, however rather a huge three ring binder having lots of “chapters” on various subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you obtain when participating in a workshop our course, instead of a text publication. The pages have a picture copy appearance, yet are still dark and also readable. Regardless of format, it’s the details that is essential, and also there is a great deal here.