“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and text program on the essentials of exec defense. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Bill Thompson all have a riches of expertise and they share quite a bit in this program. For the individual who wishes to know more concerning the field of executive security, this would be a great location to start. For somebody that took a program 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 the event. I knew with Carter’s work as well as bear in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his understanding, and his service to our nation.
The initial part of this review will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll explain a few of my complaints pertaining to these DVDs first, and after that hop on to what I suched as regarding them, and also there is far more excellent than negative, as well as the unfavorable as you’ll see is everything about the manufacturing values not content.
These DVDs were initial taped on VHS and afterwards transferred to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy menu pages, having the ability to miss to particular components of the program, and so forth. You do not get that with this program, and that is my biggest complaint. There is a lots of details below, and it would be extra user friendly if you had a menu as well as can skip right to the topic you want to see. So even though they are DVDs, it resembles viewing a VHS tape with no menus, scene option, and so on.
Enough with that said, you understand. Now on the great, as well as there’s a whole lot. The trainers do an excellent work of providing a great deal of details for those that desire to discover executive protection. They present well and the audio and photo is clear. Most important, other than some tools that could be obsoleted, the info they offer is audio and valuable. I’ll now experience the 3 quantities independently with what they consist of.
The very first disc, volume 1, is almost entirely in the classroom. The only portion of this quantity not in the class is a brief section with Rick Reynolds outside browsing an automobile. With that said said, they did a great job of shooting as well as modifying the classroom product with different views of the speakers and also cut-aways to the students so you were not simply looking at the same scene after that whole time. Now to the great things, the materials of the class instruction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all very well-informed on the subject as well as they eliminate numerous myths regarding the exec defense area with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, but rather informed, verbalize, inspired experts that are willing to take on the duty of keeping customers risk-free. I like that they explain that 90% of the job is advance job and keeping customers away from hazards.
This is a standard program, but as Carter states, “Essentials are essential.” Throughout the equipment option part, things such as exactly how you dress, weapons, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, and also sunglasses are discussed. Several of the equipment and also tools talked about in this program may be outdated. To dismiss the collection because of this would be foolhardy, since the factors behind the equipment are still important to know. Basic terms is reviewed. Once again, this is a basic course and some people will certainly not know with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.
Client assessments as well as sorts of safety are gone over. This volume additionally includes a section on looking for bombs with means to look regular and also comprehensive. Safety developments as well as planning are discussed. Things such as group positioning and concepts when under attack are taught. The instructors review motorcade safety and security and also drivers.
I truly like that the trainers mention that much of protection work is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood activity.
The second disc, Volume 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram advising a course on firearms educating at the array. He teaches fundamental gun principles, consisting of Weaver stance, target selection, using sights, capturing on the step, as well as tool retention. With every one of these, you can’t become proficient by just viewing the DVD. You have to get out and method. Preferably with a trainer, and afterwards utilize the DVD as refresher product for your continued training. There is also an area on car glass ballistics that I liked. Good info if you ever before have to contend or from an automobile. The weapons training occupies regarding the initial hr of the DVD.
The program then proceeds with vehicle London bodyguard services operations as well as covers points such as automobile pre-flights, lorry selection, as well as evasive driving. They show diagrams of cars doing L Transforms, J Transforms, as well as Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual automobiles doing them, and inside sights of the vehicle drivers putting the vehicles through these techniques. Again, you will not excel by just enjoying, you require to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can go to an institution, that is best, and utilize this as testimonial product. If not, do what they teach in a refuge as well as discover these prior to you ever need them for real. They likewise cover ramming strategies as well as getting rid of ranges.
The last brief section is back in the class where they demonstrate just how to draw out the concept from danger as well as go over non-verbal signals that can set up with your customer.
Disc three, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts with Bill Thompson demonstrating and strolling you via a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that aids you understand what to search for and where when browsing automobiles for eruptive devices.
Next, Roger Hair talks about standard eating etiquette. If you recognize with dining at fancy places, you may know this. However, if your eating experiences are fast food locations, you will intend to beware and also learn what is taught here before you participate in an expensive meal with a customer.
Costs Thompson returns to talk about interaction tools. He looks at a lot of info, a few of which may be dated due to the advances in devices. Regardless, he raises some really essential points you ought to think about when picking tools that is readily available today.
The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter before a podium with a black history. Carter is not the most energetic or animated audio speaker, and he does make use of notes, however he also passes on a wealth of details. It’s not interesting info, yet it is important for the protection trade. Much of the lecture gets on protecting exclusive info for your clients. He reviews hazard analyses, securing living locations, and security as well as counter-surveillance. There was additionally a brief section on hotel selection with scenes inside a hotel before finishing the lecture back at the platform with black history.
I did locate that this third disc finished a bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no real final thought, the program just went to some resources for extra information.
In spite of the absence of menus, scene choice, as well as “flash” many DVDs contain, I found this readied to be really informative with fundamental information that is very essential for the exec protection expert. It’s not exciting or extravagant, however certainly crucial for the task.
In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has actually assembled a big workbook to accompany the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, however loaded with useful information. It’s not really a book, yet instead a huge three ring binder containing lots of “chapters” on various subjects. It’s more like the workbook/binders you receive when participating in a workshop our course, rather than a text book. The web pages have a picture copy appearance, yet are still dark as well as readable. Despite style, it’s the details that’s important, and also there is a great deal here.