“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and also text program on the fundamentals of exec security. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Expense Thompson all have a wide range of expertise as well as they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual who needs to know more concerning the area of exec security, this would be a great area to begin. For someone who took a program from Hawk East, this is a good refresher to have. I likewise intend to say right up front that I such as that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I recognized with Carter’s job as well as bear in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his expertise, as well as his solution to our nation.
The initial component of this review will concentrate on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll mention a few of my grievances regarding these DVDs initially, and then hop on to what I suched as regarding them, and also there is a lot more great than adverse, and also the unfavorable as you’ll see is everything about the manufacturing values not material.
These DVDs were very first tape-recorded on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. Most of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant menu web pages, having the ability to skip to certain parts of the program, and so forth. You do not obtain that with this program, and that is my biggest grievance. There is a lots of info right here, and it would be more easy to use if you had a food selection and also could avoid ideal to the topic you want to watch. So although they are DVDs, it resembles seeing a VHS tape without any food selections, scene selection, etc.
Enough keeping that, you understand. Currently on the good, as well as there’s a great deal. The instructors do a very good task of providing a great deal of details for those that want to find out about exec security. They offer well and the sound and image is clear. Most important, aside from some tools that might be dated, the details they offer is audio and also beneficial. I’ll currently go through the three volumes separately with what they include.
The very first disc, volume 1, is practically totally in the classroom. The only portion of this quantity not in the class is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside looking a car. With that said, they did a good job of filming and also modifying the class product with various views of the audio speakers and also cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply checking out the same scene then whole time. Currently to the excellent stuff, the contents of the classroom direction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. as well as Rick Reynolds are all very knowledgeable on the topic and also they resolve lots of myths regarding the executive protection field with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, but instead educated, express, motivated experts that want to take on the duty of keeping customers safe. I such as that they mention that 90% of the task is development job as well as maintaining customers away from risks.
This is a fundamental program, but as Carter claims, “Fundamentals are important.” Throughout the devices choice portion, things such as just how you dress, weapons, holsters, body armor, brief-cases, and sunglasses are reviewed. Several of the equipment as well as equipment reviewed in this program may be dated. To dismiss the collection due to this would certainly be foolhardy, considering that the reasons behind the devices are still important to recognize. Standard terminology is discussed. Again, this is a standard training course and some people will certainly not be familiar with these terms, so I rejoice they were included.
Client assessments and also types of safety and security are gone over. This quantity also includes a segment on looking for bombs with ways to browse consistent and also extensive. Safety formations as well as preparation are talked about. Points such as group placement and principles when under attack are shown. The teachers go over motorcade safety and also motorists.
I truly like that the teachers point out that much of safety and security work is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.
The second disc, Quantity 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram instructing a class on guns educating at the range. He teaches standard weapon concepts, consisting of Weaver position, target selection, making use of sights, shooting on the step, and weapon retention. With all of these, you can’t end up being skillful by just enjoying the DVD. You must get out and also method. Ideally with an instructor, and then use the DVD as refresher course product for your ongoing training. There is likewise a section on automobile glass ballistics that I liked. Good details if you ever have to shoot at or from an automobile. The guns training uses up concerning the initial hr of the DVD.
The program after that continues with vehicle procedures as well as covers points such as automobile pre-flights, vehicle choice, and incredibly elusive driving. They show layouts of automobiles doing L Transforms, J Turns, as well as Reverse 180s, in addition to revealing real cars doing them, and also inside sights of the vehicle drivers placing the lorries through these tactics. Once more, you won’t be proficient by simply enjoying, you require to have a refuge to exercise these. If you can participate in a college, that is best, and use this as review material. If not, do what they show in a refuge and discover these before you ever before need them genuine. They also cover ramming strategies as well as getting rid of distances.
The last short area is back in the classroom where they demonstrate just how to draw out the concept from danger and talk about non-verbal notifies that can set up with your customer.
Disc three, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts with bodyguard service in London Expense Thompson showing as well as strolling you through a vehicle bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that helps you recognize what to seek and also where when looking automobiles for explosive devices.
Next Off, Roger Hair talks about standard dining etiquette. If you are familiar with eating at expensive areas, you may understand this. Nonetheless, if your eating experiences are fast food places, you will intend to beware and discover what is instructed right here prior to you participate in an expensive meal with a customer.
Bill Thompson goes back to review interaction devices. He looks at a lot of details, a few of which might be dated as a result of the advances in tools. Regardless, he raises some very crucial factors you ought to take into consideration when choosing equipment that is available today.
The final segment is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a platform with a black history. Carter is not one of the most energised or computer animated audio speaker, and he does utilize notes, but he likewise gives a riches of details. It’s not exciting info, however it is essential for the security trade. Much of the lecture gets on protecting proprietary details for your clients. He reviews hazard assessments, protecting living locations, and also security and also counter-surveillance. There was additionally a brief section on resort option with scenes inside a resort prior to finishing the lecture back at the podium with black history.
I did locate that this 3rd disc ended 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 lack of menus, scene choice, and also “flash” numerous DVDs consist of, I located this readied to be very interesting with standard details that is very important for the executive defense professional. It’s not exciting or extravagant, however certainly essential for the job.
In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has actually put together a huge workbook to accompany the video clip discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, however packed with helpful info. It’s not really a book, yet rather a huge three ring binder having many “chapters” on numerous subjects. It’s more like the workbook/binders you obtain when participating in a workshop our training course, as opposed to a message publication. The pages have a picture duplicate look, yet are still dark as well as legible. Regardless of format, it’s the details that is very important, as well as there is a whole lot here.