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“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 exec defense. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Bill Thompson all have a wealth of understanding and also they share a fair bit in this program. For the person that would like to know even more about the area of executive security, this would certainly be an excellent area to start. For somebody that took a training course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher course to have. I likewise wish to state right up front that I like that Roger Hair placed a devotion in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I knew with Carter’s work as well as keep in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his understanding, and also his service to our nation.

The very first part of this review will concentrate on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll point out a few of my issues concerning these DVDs first, and then jump on to what I suched as about them, as well as there is much more good than unfavorable, and also the unfavorable as you’ll see is everything about the manufacturing values not material.

These DVDs were initial videotaped on VHS and then moved to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant food selection web pages, having the ability to miss to specific components of the program, and so forth. You do not obtain that with this program, which is my greatest problem. There is a ton of info below, and it would be much more easy to use if you had a menu as well as might avoid right to the topic you want to view. So even though they are DVDs, it resembles enjoying a VHS tape without food selections, scene choice, etc.

Enough keeping that, you understand. Currently on the excellent, and also there’s a whole lot. The teachers do an excellent task of presenting a great deal of information for those that want to learn more about exec protection. They provide well as well as the sound and picture is clear. Crucial, other than some devices that may be dated, the info they present is sound as well as important. I’ll now experience the three volumes independently with what they have.

The very first disc, volume 1, is nearly completely in the class. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside searching a lorry. Keeping that said, they did a good work of recording as well as editing and enhancing the classroom product with various sights of the audio speakers as well as cut-aways to the students so you were not just considering the same scene then entire time. Currently to the good stuff, the materials of the class guideline.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all really knowledgeable on the topic and also they eliminate many misconceptions concerning the exec security area with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet instead enlightened, express, determined experts that agree to take on the responsibility of keeping clients safe. I like that they explain that 90% of the job is advancement job and also maintaining clients away from dangers.

This is a basic training course, yet as Carter says, “Essentials are important.” During the devices choice section, points such as exactly how you clothe, weapons, holsters, body armor, briefcases, and sunglasses are discussed. Several of the gear and tools talked about in this program might be obsoleted. To dismiss the series as a result of this would be reckless, given that the factors behind the equipment are still beneficial to know. Standard terminology is talked about. Again, this is a standard program and also some people will not know with these terms, so I rejoice they were included.

Customer analyses as well as types of protection are reviewed. This volume additionally includes a section on looking for bombs with methods to look consistent and also complete. Protective developments and also preparation are gone over. Things such as team placement and also concepts when under fire are educated. The teachers go over motorcade safety as well as vehicle drivers.

I really like that the instructors explain that much of safety and security work is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood action.

The 2nd disc, Volume 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram instructing a class on weapons training at the range. He teaches standard weapon concepts, including Weaver position, target option, utilizing views, capturing on the move, and tool retention. With all of these, you can not end up being efficient by just watching the DVD. You must go out as well as method. Preferably with an instructor, and then make use of the DVD as refresher material for your continued training. There is additionally an area on car glass ballistics that I liked. Great info if you ever need to contend or from an auto. The weapons training uses up regarding the initial hour of the DVD.

The program after that proceeds with automobile procedures as well as covers points such as automobile pre-flights, automobile choice, and also incredibly elusive driving. They show diagrams of vehicles doing L Turns, J Turns, and Reverse 180s, along with showing real cars doing them, and also inside sights of the vehicle drivers placing the vehicles with these strategies. Once again, you won’t be proficient by simply viewing, you require to have a refuge to practice these. If you can participate in a school, that is best, as well as utilize this as testimonial product. Otherwise, do what they show in a safe place and also find out these prior to you ever need them genuine. They also cover ramming methods and removing distances.

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

Disc 3, Volume 3 of the set, begins with Costs Thompson demonstrating as well as walking you via a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 min segment that assists you recognize what to try to find and where when searching cars for eruptive gadgets.

Next, Roger Hair goes over standard dining etiquette. If you know with dining at expensive locations, you might know this. Nonetheless, if your dining experiences are convenience food areas, you will certainly want to take heed and also discover what is shown here before you participate in an expensive dish with a customer.

Expense Thompson goes back to talk about interaction equipment. He goes over a great deal of details, some of which might be dated because of the breakthroughs in devices. No matter, he brings up some very essential points you should consider when picking devices that is offered today.

The final sector is a lecture by Tom Carter in security driver front of a podium with a black background. Carter is not the most energetic or computer animated audio speaker, and he does utilize notes, but he also presents a riches of information. It’s not amazing information, but it is necessary for the safety and security profession. Much of the lecture gets on guarding exclusive details for your customers. He goes over threat evaluations, protecting living areas, and also security and counter-surveillance. There was likewise a brief section on resort selection with scenes inside a hotel prior to completing the lecture back at the podium with black history.

I did locate that this third disc ended a bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no actual verdict, the program just mosted likely to some sources for extra information.

Regardless of the lack of menus, scene choice, as well as “flash” so many DVDs contain, I located this set to be very informative with standard information that is extremely vital for the executive defense expert. It’s not amazing or extravagant, however indeed vital for the task.


In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has actually compiled a large workbook to come with the video clip presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, but filled with beneficial information. It’s not truly a publication, yet instead a huge 3 ring binder having several “phases” on different topics. It’s more like the workbook/binders you get when attending a seminar our training course, instead of a text publication. The web pages have an image duplicate appearance, however are still dark and readable. No matter style, it’s the info that is essential, and also there is a great deal here.


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