Executive Protection – Manage the Downturn

“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip as well as text program on the fundamentals of exec defense. 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 a fair bit in this program. For the person that wants to know more regarding the area of executive protection, this would certainly be an excellent location to begin. For somebody who took a training course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher to have. I additionally want to state right up front that I such as that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the event. I recognized with Carter’s work and bear in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I appreciate him, his understanding, and his solution to our nation.

The very first component of this testimonial will concentrate on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll point out a few of my issues concerning these DVDs first, and after that get on to what I liked regarding them, and also there is far more good than negative, as well as the unfavorable as you’ll see is everything about the production worths not web content.

These DVDs were first taped on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant menu web pages, having the ability to miss to particular components of the program, and so forth. You do not get that with this program, and that is my biggest issue. There is a ton of info right here, as well as it would certainly be a lot more easy to use if you had a food selection as well as could skip appropriate to the topic you intend to view. So even though they are DVDs, it is like watching a VHS tape without food selections, scene option, and so on.

Sufficient with that, you understand. Now on the great, as well as there’s a whole lot. The teachers do a great task of presenting a lot of information for those that desire to learn about exec defense. They present well and also the audio and also photo is clear. Essential, besides some devices that might be outdated, the information they offer is audio and also valuable. I’ll now go through the three quantities individually with what they consist of.

The first disc, quantity 1, is practically completely in the classroom. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside browsing a car. With that said stated, they did a good task of filming as well as editing the classroom material with various sights of the audio speakers as well as cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply checking out the exact same scene after that whole time. Now to the good things, the materials of the classroom guideline.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. as well as Rick Reynolds are all really experienced on the topic as well as they eliminate several misconceptions about the exec defense area with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet instead educated, express, inspired experts that are willing to tackle the responsibility of maintaining clients safe. I like that they point out that 90% of the task is advance job and maintaining customers far from risks.

This is a basic course, yet as Carter states, “Fundamentals are necessary.” During the equipment option portion, points such as exactly how you clothe, weapons, holsters, body armor, briefcases, and sunglasses are reviewed. A few of the equipment as well as equipment talked about in this program might be outdated. To disregard the series due to this would be foolhardy, because the factors behind the equipment are still important to understand. Basic terms is reviewed. Again, this is a fundamental training course and also some individuals will not recognize with these terms, so I rejoice they were included.

Client analyses and also types of security are looked at. This volume likewise consists of a section on looking for bombs with ways to look constant and also thorough. Safety developments as well as planning are reviewed. Things such as team positioning and principles when under attack are educated. The instructors review motorcade safety and security and also motorists.

I truly like that the teachers mention that much of protection job is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The second disc, Quantity 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on guns training at the variety. He educates standard firearm principles, consisting of Weaver position, target option, making use of sights, shooting on the relocation, and also tool retention. With every one of these, you can not end up being efficient by simply seeing the DVD. You need to venture out and method. Preferably with a trainer, and after that make use of the DVD as refresher product for your ongoing training. There is also a section on vehicle glass ballistics that I liked. Great information if you ever have to contend or from an auto. The firearms training uses up about the initial hour of the DVD.

The program after that proceeds with vehicle operations and also covers things such as automobile pre-flights, car choice, and also evasive driving. They reveal diagrams of cars doing L Turns, J Turns, and Reverse 180s, in addition to revealing actual cars doing them, as well as inside sights of the vehicle drivers putting the cars with these tactics. Again, you will not excel by just enjoying, you require to have a refuge to practice these. If you can participate in a school, that is best, and use this as review product. If not, do what they educate in a safe place and also find out these prior to you ever need them for real. They also cover ramming techniques and also getting rid of distances.

The last short area is back in the classroom where they show how to draw out the principle from danger as well as review non-verbal alerts that can establish with your client.

Disc three, Quantity 3 of the set, begins with close protection driver Costs Thompson showing as well as strolling you with a vehicle bomb search. It’s a 26 min section that assists you recognize what to try to find and where when searching vehicles for explosive devices.

Next, Roger Hair reviews standard dining rules. If you are familiar with dining at fancy locations, you might understand this. Nonetheless, if your dining experiences are fast food locations, you will intend to beware as well as discover what is educated right here prior to you participate in an elegant meal with a client.

Expense Thompson returns to review communication tools. He looks at a lot of details, several of which could be dated because of the advancements in equipment. No matter, he raises some extremely essential points you ought to take into consideration when picking tools that is readily available today.

The last segment is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a platform with a black background. Carter is not one of the most energised or animated audio speaker, as well as he does make use of notes, however he likewise passes on a riches of info. It’s not exciting information, but it is very important for the safety profession. Much of the lecture is on guarding proprietary information for your customers. He discusses threat analyses, safeguarding living areas, and also security and also counter-surveillance. There was additionally a short section on hotel choice with scenes inside a hotel prior to finishing the lecture back at the platform with black background.

I did discover that this third disc ended a little bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no actual verdict, the program just went to some resources for added info.

In spite of the lack of food selections, scene selection, and also “flash” a lot of DVDs contain, I located this set to be very interesting with fundamental info that is very important for the exec protection expert. It’s not amazing or glamorous, however undoubtedly essential for the work.


Along with the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has assembled a huge workbook to come with the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, but full of valuable details. It’s not actually a book, however instead a huge three ring binder consisting of lots of “phases” on numerous topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you obtain when participating in a seminar our training course, instead of a text publication. The web pages have a photo copy look, yet are still dark and also readable. Regardless of layout, it’s the information that is necessary, and also there is a whole lot below.