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“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video as well as message program on the basics of executive defense. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Costs Thompson all have a wide range of knowledge and also they share a fair bit in this program. For the person who wants to know more concerning the field of exec protection, this would certainly be an excellent location to start. For somebody who took a program from Hawk East, this is a great refresher course to have. I likewise intend to claim right up front that I like that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I recognized with Carter’s work and also remember when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his expertise, as well as his service to our nation.

The very first part of this evaluation will focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll explain a few of my grievances relating to these DVDs initially, and after that hop on to what I suched as regarding them, as well as there is a lot more great than negative, and also the unfavorable as you’ll see is all about the production values not web content.

These DVDs were very first recorded on VHS and after that moved to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy food selection web pages, being able to skip to certain parts of the program, etc. You don’t get that with this program, which is my greatest complaint. There is a lots of information here, and also it would certainly be extra user friendly if you had a menu as well as could skip ideal to the topic you wish to enjoy. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles seeing a VHS tape without any menus, scene choice, etc.

Sufficient keeping that, you get the point. Currently on the good, and there’s a lot. The teachers do a great job of providing a great deal of details for those that want to discover executive protection. They provide well as well as the audio and photo is clear. Most important, apart from some equipment that might be obsoleted, the info they offer is sound and also beneficial. I’ll currently undergo the 3 volumes individually with what they have.

The very first disc, volume 1, is virtually completely in the class. The only part of this quantity not in the classroom is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside looking a vehicle. With that stated, they did a great work of shooting and also modifying the classroom product with different views of the speakers as well as cut-aways to the pupils so you were not just looking at the very same scene then whole time. Now to the good things, the contents of the class direction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all very experienced on the subject matter and also they resolve many misconceptions concerning the executive protection area with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, however instead educated, verbalize, determined specialists that want to tackle the obligation of keeping clients safe. I such as that they mention that 90% of the task is advance work and maintaining clients far from hazards.

This is a basic training course, however as Carter says, “Fundamentals are necessary.” Throughout the equipment choice section, points such as exactly how you dress, weapons, holsters, body armor, briefcases, as well as sunglasses are discussed. A few of the equipment and also tools talked about in this program might be obsoleted. To disregard the series as a result of this would certainly be foolhardy, since the factors behind the devices are still beneficial to recognize. Basic terminology is talked about. Again, this is a basic program as well as some people will certainly not be familiar with these terms, so I’m glad they were consisted of.

Customer analyses and types of protection are gone over. This quantity also consists of a sector on looking for bombs with methods to search consistent as well as complete. Protective formations as well as preparation are discussed. Things such as group positioning and also principles when under attack are taught. The trainers look at motorcade safety and chauffeurs.

I actually like that the trainers mention that much of safety and security job is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The 2nd disc, Volume 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram advising a course on weapons educating at the variety. He shows fundamental weapon principles, consisting of Weaver stance, target choice, making use of sights, capturing on the step, as well as weapon retention. With every one of these, you can not come to be competent by simply seeing the DVD. You should go out and also method. Preferably with a trainer, and after that use the DVD as refresher course product for your continued training. There is likewise a section on automobile glass ballistics that I suched as. Great info if you ever before have to contend or from an automobile. The guns training uses up about the first hr of the DVD.

The program then continues with car procedures and also covers things such as lorry pre-flights, vehicle choice, as well as incredibly elusive driving. They reveal representations of lorries doing L Turns, J Turns, and Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual lorries doing them, as well as inside sights of the motorists putting the lorries with these methods. Once more, you won’t be proficient by simply watching, you need to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can attend an institution, that is best, as well as utilize this as testimonial material. If not, do what they instruct in a refuge and also discover these prior to you ever before need them genuine. They likewise cover ramming techniques and getting rid of ranges.

The last brief section is back in the class where they show how to remove the principle from risk and discuss non-verbal alerts who can establish with your customer.

Disc 3, Volume 3 of the collection, starts with Expense Thompson showing and also walking you via a car bomb search. It’s a 26 min segment that aids you recognize what to search for as well as where when searching lorries for eruptive gadgets.

Next Off, Roger Hair goes over standard close protection driver eating rules. If you recognize with eating at expensive areas, you might understand this. Nonetheless, if your eating experiences are convenience food places, you will certainly want to beware and learn what is educated here before you attend an expensive dish with a client.

Bill Thompson goes back to talk about communication equipment. He discusses a great deal of information, a few of which might be dated due to the advances in devices. No matter, he brings up some very vital factors you need to consider when selecting tools that is offered today.

The last segment is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black background. Carter is not the most energised or animated speaker, and he does make use of notes, but he additionally passes on a riches of information. It’s not exciting information, however it is very important for the safety trade. Much of the lecture is on securing exclusive information for your clients. He talks about danger assessments, securing living locations, and also monitoring as well as counter-surveillance. There was also a short area on resort option with scenes inside a resort before completing the lecture back at the podium with black history.

I did locate that this 3rd disc finished a bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no genuine final thought, the program just mosted likely to some resources for extra details.

Despite the lack of food selections, scene option, and also “flash” numerous DVDs contain, I located this readied to be very helpful with fundamental information that is incredibly crucial for the exec security specialist. It’s not interesting or attractive, however indeed important for the task.


In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has actually assembled a big workbook to accompany the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, yet loaded with helpful details. It’s not really a book, however rather a big 3 ring binder containing numerous “chapters” on numerous topics. It’s more like the workbook/binders you receive when attending a seminar our training course, as opposed to a message publication. The web pages have an image duplicate appearance, however are still dark and legible. Despite style, it’s the information that’s important, as well as there is a whole lot right here.