“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip as well as message program on the fundamentals of executive protection. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Costs Thompson all have a wealth of knowledge as well as they share quite a bit in this program. For the person who needs to know more concerning the area of executive protection, this would certainly be a good area to begin. For a person who took a program from Hawk East, this is a good refresher to have. I likewise wish to state first that I like that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I was familiar with Carter’s work as well as remember when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his expertise, as well as his service to our country.
The initial component of this review will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll explain a few of my grievances concerning these DVDs first, and afterwards hop on to what I suched as regarding them, as well as there is much more great than unfavorable, and the adverse as you’ll see is all about the production values not material.
These DVDs were initial taped on VHS and afterwards transferred to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant menu web pages, having the ability to skip to certain components of the program, and so forth. You do not get that with this program, and that is my biggest issue. There is a lots of info right here, and it would be much more user friendly if you had a menu and also might miss appropriate to the topic you intend to see. So although they are DVDs, it resembles enjoying a VHS tape without any food selections, scene option, etc.
Enough with that said, you get the point. Currently on to the excellent, as well as there’s a great deal. The instructors do an excellent work of offering a lot of information for those that desire to learn about executive protection. They present well and the audio as well as picture is clear. Crucial, other than some tools that might be obsoleted, the details they present is audio and useful. I’ll currently undergo the 3 quantities independently with what they contain.
The first disc, volume 1, is virtually totally in the class. The only section of this volume not in the classroom is a short section with Rick Reynolds outside looking an automobile. With that said, they did a good task of recording and editing the classroom product with various views of the speakers as well as cut-aways to the pupils so you were not simply checking out the very same scene after that entire time. Currently to the excellent stuff, the components of the class direction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and Rick Reynolds are all really well-informed on the subject and they dispel several misconceptions regarding the exec protection field with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet rather educated, articulate, inspired specialists that agree to handle the duty of keeping clients risk-free. I like that they point out that 90% of the task is breakthrough work and maintaining clients far from dangers.
This is a fundamental training course, but as Carter states, “Fundamentals are important.” Throughout the equipment selection portion, things such as just how you dress, tools, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, as well as sunglasses are talked about. Several of the gear and also devices reviewed in this program might be obsoleted. To reject the collection because of this would certainly be foolhardy, since the factors behind the devices are still beneficial to know. Basic terms is discussed. Once again, this is a fundamental course and also some individuals will not recognize with these terms, so I rejoice they were included.
Customer evaluations as well as types of security are reviewed. This volume also consists of a section on searching for bombs with methods to browse regular as well as detailed. Protective formations and preparation are gone over. Points such as group placement as well as principles when under fire are instructed. The teachers look at motorcade protection as well as vehicle drivers.
I actually like that the teachers explain that much of protection job is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.
The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram instructing a course on weapons training at the array. He teaches basic gun concepts, including Weaver position, target selection, utilizing sights, shooting on the move, and weapon retention. With all of these, you can’t come to be competent by simply viewing the DVD. You need to go out and method. Ideally with a trainer, and after that make use of the DVD as refresher material for your continued training. There is also an area on auto glass ballistics that I suched as. Good info if you ever need to shoot at or from a car. The weapons training uses up concerning the first hour of the DVD.
The program after that proceeds with lorry security chauffeur operations and covers points such as vehicle pre-flights, car selection, and also evasive driving. They reveal layouts of automobiles doing L Turns, J Transforms, and Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual vehicles doing them, and also inside views of the vehicle drivers putting the vehicles through these tactics. Once again, you will not excel by simply enjoying, you require to have a refuge to practice these. If you can go to an institution, that is best, as well as utilize this as review product. If not, do what they teach in a safe place and also discover these prior to you ever need them genuine. They additionally cover ramming methods as well as clearing distances.
The last brief section is back in the classroom where they show exactly how to draw out the concept from risk and also go over non-verbal informs who can establish with your customer.
Disc 3, Quantity 3 of the set, starts out with Bill Thompson demonstrating and strolling you via a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 minute section that helps you comprehend what to try to find and also where when browsing automobiles for explosive gadgets.
Next, Roger Hair goes over fundamental dining rules. If you are familiar with eating at elegant areas, you might know this. Nonetheless, if your dining experiences are junk food areas, you will certainly want to beware and also learn what is educated here before you attend a fancy dish with a customer.
Bill Thompson returns to go over interaction equipment. He reviews a lot of info, several of which may be dated due to the breakthroughs in devices. Regardless, he brings up some extremely important factors you ought to take into consideration when picking devices that is offered today.
The last segment is a lecture by Tom Carter before a platform with a black history. Carter is not one of the most energetic or computer animated audio speaker, as well as he does utilize notes, however he also imparts a wide range of info. It’s not interesting info, but it is important for the protection profession. Much of the lecture is on securing exclusive info for your customers. He reviews risk assessments, securing living areas, as well as monitoring as well as counter-surveillance. There was also a short area on hotel option with scenes inside a resort prior to completing the lecture back at the platform with black history.
I did discover that this 3rd disc ended a bit suddenly at 1:55:50. There was no genuine verdict, the program simply went to some resources for additional information.
Regardless of the absence of menus, scene option, and also “flash” numerous DVDs include, I found this set to be extremely interesting with standard info that is incredibly important for the executive protection expert. It’s not exciting or extravagant, but indeed crucial for the work.
In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has actually assembled a large workbook to go along with the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, however loaded with beneficial info. It’s not actually a book, yet instead a huge 3 ring binder containing numerous “phases” on various subjects. It’s more like the workbook/binders you obtain when attending a workshop our training course, rather than a text book. The pages have an image copy look, yet are still dark and readable. No matter style, it’s the information that is very important, and also there is a lot below.