“Body For Hire: The Complete Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and also text program on the basics of executive protection. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Costs Thompson all have a wide range of knowledge as well as they share quite a bit in this program. For the individual that wants to know more about the area of executive protection, this would be a great place to begin. For somebody who took a course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher course to have. I additionally wish to state right up front that I such as that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I was familiar with Carter’s job and keep in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his expertise, as well as his service to our nation.
The very first component of this testimonial will focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll mention a few of my problems concerning these DVDs initially, and after that get on to what I liked regarding them, and also there is a lot more great than adverse, and the unfavorable as you’ll see is everything about the production worths not content.
These DVDs were initial tape-recorded on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy food selection pages, having the ability to avoid to certain components of the program, etc. You do not obtain that with this program, which is my most significant problem. There is a ton of details below, and also it would certainly be extra user friendly if you had a menu as well as could avoid best to the topic you intend to see. So even though they are DVDs, it is like enjoying a VHS tape without food selections, scene option, etc.
Sufficient keeping that, you understand. Now on to the good, and there’s a whole lot. The teachers do an excellent work of offering a great deal of information for those that desire to find out about exec defense. They provide well and the audio as well as picture is clear. Crucial, apart from some tools that may be outdated, the info they provide is audio and also valuable. I’ll currently undergo the three volumes independently with what they consist of.
The initial disc, quantity 1, is almost completely in the classroom. The only part of this volume not in the class is a brief section with Rick Reynolds outside looking a lorry. Keeping that stated, they did a good task of filming and also editing and enhancing the class material with different sights of the speakers and also cut-aways to the students so you were not simply taking a look at the same scene after that entire time. Currently to the excellent stuff, the contents of the classroom direction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all very knowledgeable on the topic and also they eliminate numerous myths regarding the exec security field with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, however instead educated, express, inspired experts that are willing to handle the duty of keeping customers secure. I like that they explain that 90% of the task is advancement work and also keeping customers far from risks.
This is a fundamental course, however as Carter claims, “Basics are important.” During the tools option portion, things such as exactly how you dress, weapons, holsters, body shield, briefcases, and sunglasses are gone over. Some of the equipment and also equipment discussed in this program may be outdated. To disregard the collection due to this would be reckless, given that the factors behind the equipment are still useful to understand. Fundamental terminology is discussed. Once more, this is a fundamental training course as well as some individuals will certainly not recognize with these terms, so I’m glad they were consisted of.
Customer analyses and also sorts of safety are gone over. This quantity additionally consists of a segment on searching for bombs with ways to search regular and extensive. Safety formations as well as preparation are discussed. Things such as team placement as well as principles when under fire are shown. The instructors discuss motorcade safety as well as drivers.
I truly like that the trainers point out that much of protection job is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood action.
The second disc, Volume 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram advising a course on firearms educating at the range. He educates fundamental firearm concepts, including Weaver position, target choice, using sights, capturing on the step, and tool retention. With all of these, you can not become skilled by just viewing the DVD. You have to go out and method. Ideally with an instructor, and then utilize the DVD as refresher course material for your continued training. There is additionally an area on car glass ballistics that I liked. Excellent information if you ever before need to shoot at or from a car. The guns training uses up regarding the initial hr of the DVD.
The program after that continues with bodyguard service in London automobile operations and also covers points such as car pre-flights, lorry choice, and also evasive driving. They reveal representations of lorries doing L Transforms, J Turns, as well as Reverse 180s, in addition to revealing actual automobiles doing them, and also inside views of the motorists placing the automobiles with these techniques. Once more, you will not be proficient by just watching, you require to have a safe place to practice these. If you can go to a college, that is best, and use this as testimonial material. Otherwise, do what they show in a refuge and learn these before you ever before require them genuine. They likewise cover ramming techniques and also getting rid of ranges.
The last brief area is back in the classroom where they demonstrate how to extract the concept from risk and discuss non-verbal notifies who can set up with your client.
Disc three, Volume 3 of the collection, starts out with Expense Thompson showing and walking you via a vehicle bomb search. It’s a 26 minute section that aids you comprehend what to seek and where when browsing automobiles for explosive gadgets.
Next Off, Roger Hair talks about fundamental eating decorum. If you know with dining at fancy areas, you may recognize this. Nevertheless, if your eating experiences are fast food places, you will intend to take heed as well as discover what is educated here prior to you attend a fancy dish with a customer.
Bill Thompson returns to review interaction tools. He looks at a great deal of information, some of which may be dated because of the developments in devices. No matter, he raises some really essential factors you must consider when choosing tools that is available today.
The last segment is a lecture by Tom Carter before a podium with a black background. Carter is not the most energetic or animated speaker, as well as he does use notes, yet he likewise gives a riches of info. It’s not interesting information, but it is important for the safety and security trade. Much of the lecture is on securing exclusive details for your clients. He talks about threat assessments, protecting living locations, as well as surveillance and also counter-surveillance. There was likewise a short section on resort choice with scenes inside a hotel prior to completing the lecture back at the platform with black history.
I did discover that this 3rd disc ended a bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no real conclusion, the program simply mosted likely to some resources for extra details.
In spite of the absence of menus, scene option, as well as “flash” many DVDs have, I located this readied to be extremely useful with standard info that is extremely essential for the exec defense specialist. It’s not amazing or glamorous, yet indeed crucial for the task.
In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has assembled a big workbook to come with the video clip discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, but filled with valuable details. It’s not actually a publication, however instead a huge 3 ring binder including many “chapters” on various subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you receive when going to a seminar our course, as opposed to a text book. The pages have a picture copy look, yet are still dark as well as legible. Despite style, it’s the details that’s important, as well as there is a lot below.