“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and text program on the essentials of exec protection. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Costs Thompson all have a wide range of knowledge as well as they share quite a bit in this program. For the person who wants to know even more concerning the field of exec security, this would certainly be an excellent place to start. For someone that took a training course from Hawk East, this is a great refresher to have. I likewise wish to say first that I such as that Roger Hair placed a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I knew with Carter’s work and keep in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his understanding, as well as his service to our nation.
The first part of this review will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll explain a few of my grievances regarding these DVDs first, and after that jump on to what I liked about them, and also there is a lot more excellent than unfavorable, as well as the adverse as you’ll see is all about the production values not web content.
These DVDs were initial taped on VHS and then moved to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy menu web pages, having the ability to skip to particular components of the program, and so forth. You do not obtain that with this program, and that is my most significant problem. There is a ton of info here, and also it would certainly be extra easy to use if you had a menu and can avoid ideal to the topic you intend to enjoy. So even though they are DVDs, it is like seeing a VHS tape without any menus, scene selection, and so on.
Sufficient with that, you get the point. Now on to the great, as well as there’s a great deal. The teachers do a very good task of providing a lot of details for those who desire to learn about executive security. They provide well and also the audio and picture is clear. Most important, other than some devices that might be obsoleted, the info they present is audio and important. I’ll now experience the three quantities separately with what they consist of.
The first disc, quantity 1, is nearly totally in the class. The only part of this quantity not in the class is a short section with Rick Reynolds outside looking a lorry. With that said said, they did a good job of filming and also editing the class material with different sights of the speakers and cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply considering the very same scene then entire time. Currently to the great stuff, the materials of the classroom guideline.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds security driver are all really educated on the topic and they dispel many misconceptions about the exec security area with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet instead informed, express, determined professionals that want to take on the duty of keeping clients risk-free. I such as that they point out that 90% of the job is advance work and keeping clients far from risks.
This is a standard course, however as Carter claims, “Fundamentals are essential.” During the equipment choice part, things such as just how you dress, tools, holsters, body shield, briefcases, and sunglasses are discussed. Some of the equipment and equipment talked about in this program may be obsoleted. To dismiss the collection because of this would be foolhardy, considering that the reasons behind the devices are still useful to understand. Basic terminology is gone over. Once again, this is a basic training course and also some people will not be familiar with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.
Customer evaluations as well as sorts of safety are reviewed. This volume likewise consists of a segment on looking for bombs with methods to search regular and also complete. Protective formations and planning are reviewed. Things such as team placement as well as concepts when under attack are educated. The instructors discuss motorcade safety and security and also chauffeurs.
I actually like that the instructors point out that much of protection job 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 educates basic gun concepts, consisting of Weaver stance, target choice, making use of sights, capturing on the step, and tool retention. With every one of these, you can’t become skillful by simply seeing the DVD. You have to go out and method. Preferably with an instructor, and then utilize the DVD as refresher course product for your ongoing training. There is additionally a section on car glass ballistics that I liked. Excellent information if you ever have to shoot at or from an auto. The weapons training uses up concerning the very first hr of the DVD.
The program after that proceeds with automobile operations as well as covers things such as car pre-flights, vehicle selection, and incredibly elusive driving. They reveal diagrams of vehicles doing L Turns, J Transforms, and Reverse 180s, in addition to revealing real cars doing them, as well as inside views of the chauffeurs putting the cars through these methods. Once again, you will not be proficient by just seeing, you need to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can participate in a college, that is best, as well as utilize this as review product. If not, do what they educate in a refuge as well as find out these prior to you ever need them genuine. They additionally cover ramming techniques and also getting rid of ranges.
The last brief area is back in the classroom where they show just how to extract the concept from danger as well as review non-verbal signals who can set up with your customer.
Disc three, Volume 3 of the set, starts with Bill Thompson showing as well as strolling you through a car bomb search. It’s a 26 min section that aids you recognize what to search for as well as where when browsing vehicles for eruptive gadgets.
Next Off, Roger Hair goes over standard dining decorum. If you are familiar with eating at elegant locations, you might recognize this. However, if your eating experiences are convenience food places, you will certainly want to take heed as well as discover what is educated here prior to you attend an expensive dish with a client.
Expense Thompson goes back to discuss interaction tools. He goes over a lot of information, some of which could be dated due to the advancements in tools. Regardless, he raises some very important factors you must take into consideration when picking tools that is available today.
The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter before a platform with a black background. Carter is not the most energetic or computer animated speaker, and he does make use of notes, yet he also passes on a riches of details. It’s not exciting information, yet it is necessary for the safety and security profession. Much of the lecture is on safeguarding exclusive info for your customers. He reviews risk analyses, safeguarding living locations, and also monitoring as well as counter-surveillance. There was also a brief area on hotel choice with scenes inside a hotel prior to completing the lecture back at the podium with black history.
I did locate that this 3rd disc ended a bit suddenly at 1:55:50. There was no real conclusion, the program just mosted likely to some resources for additional details.
In spite of the absence of food selections, scene option, and “flash” so many DVDs consist of, I located this set to be extremely informative with basic info that is exceptionally vital for the exec security professional. It’s not amazing or glamorous, however without a doubt essential for the job.
Along with the three DVDs, Hawk East has put together a big workbook to accompany the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, but full of beneficial info. It’s not actually a book, yet instead a huge three ring binder including many “chapters” on numerous subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when participating in a seminar our course, as opposed to a text book. The pages have a picture copy appearance, but are still dark as well as readable. Regardless of style, it’s the information that is very important, as well as there is a whole lot right here.