“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video as well as text program on the fundamentals of executive security. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Costs Thompson all have a wealth of understanding as well as they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual who wants to know even more about the area of exec security, this would be a great place to begin. For a person who took a course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher to have. I additionally intend to say right up front that I such as that Roger Hair placed a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I recognized with Carter’s job and also keep in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I appreciate him, his expertise, and his solution to our nation.
The initial part of this evaluation will concentrate on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll explain a few of my problems pertaining to these DVDs first, and after that hop on to what I suched as concerning them, as well as there is much more good than unfavorable, and also the negative as you’ll see is everything about the manufacturing values not material.
These DVDs were initial videotaped on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy food selection web pages, having the ability to skip to certain parts of the program, etc. You do not obtain that with this program, which is my greatest issue. There is a ton of details right here, and also it would be more user friendly if you had a menu and also might avoid right to the topic you wish to enjoy. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it is like seeing a VHS tape without any menus, scene selection, etc.
Sufficient keeping that, you get the point. Now on to the great, and there’s a great deal. The teachers do a great work of presenting a great deal of details for those who desire to find out about executive defense. They offer well and also the audio and photo is clear. Essential, other than some devices that might be outdated, the info they offer is audio as well as important. I’ll currently go through the 3 volumes independently with what they consist of.
The very first disc, volume 1, is practically totally in the class. The only section of this quantity not in the classroom is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside looking a vehicle. With that stated, they did a good task of shooting and modifying the class product with various views of the audio speakers and cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply looking at the very same scene then entire time. Currently to the excellent things, the components of the class guideline.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and Rick Reynolds are all really knowledgeable on the subject matter and also they dispel lots of myths about the exec defense field with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, yet rather educated, articulate, inspired professionals that are willing to take on the obligation of keeping customers safe. I such as that they mention that 90% of the job is breakthrough job as well as maintaining customers away from risks.
This is a standard course, yet as Carter says, “Basics are essential.” Throughout the equipment choice section, things such as exactly how you clothe, tools, holsters, body shield, briefcases, and also sunglasses are reviewed. A few of the gear and equipment talked about in this program might be dated. To dismiss the series as a result of this would certainly be reckless, since the reasons behind the equipment are still useful to know. Standard terms is talked about. Once more, this is a standard program and also some people will not recognize with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.
Customer analyses and also kinds of safety and security are discussed. This volume additionally includes a section on searching for bombs with means to search consistent as well as extensive. Protective developments as well as preparation are reviewed. Points such as team positioning and also concepts when under fire are shown. The instructors review motorcade safety and security and vehicle drivers.
I really like that the teachers point out that much of safety and security work is not attractive. It’s not all Hollywood action.
The second disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram advising a course on firearms training at the variety. He teaches basic weapon principles, including Weaver position, target option, using views, shooting on the move, and tool retention. With every one of these, you can not become proficient by simply viewing the DVD. You have to venture out and also technique. Ideally with a trainer, and after that make use of the DVD as refresher material for your ongoing training. There is additionally an area on auto glass ballistics that I suched as. Great info if you ever before need to shoot at or from a vehicle. The firearms training uses up concerning the first hour of the DVD.
The program after that continues with automobile procedures and also covers points such as car pre-flights, car choice, and incredibly elusive driving. They reveal layouts of cars doing L Turns, J Transforms, as well as Reverse 180s, as well as showing actual cars doing them, and inside views of the drivers putting the cars with these tactics. Again, you will not excel by just enjoying, you need to have a refuge to practice these. If you can attend a school, that is best, as well as utilize this as review material. Otherwise, do what they instruct in a refuge as well as discover these before you ever before need them genuine. They likewise cover ramming techniques and removing ranges.
The last short area is back in the classroom where they demonstrate exactly how to remove the concept from threat and also review non-verbal informs who can establish with your customer.
Disc 3, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts with Costs Thompson showing and strolling you with an automobile bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that assists you recognize what to look for as well as where when browsing automobiles for eruptive tools.
Next, Roger Hair reviews basic dining close protection driver etiquette. If you recognize with dining at expensive locations, you might understand this. Nonetheless, if your eating experiences are junk food locations, you will certainly want to take heed and learn what is instructed here before you go to an expensive meal with a customer.
Bill Thompson goes back to discuss interaction tools. He discusses a great deal of info, a few of which might be dated as a result of the advances in tools. No matter, he raises some very important points you should take into consideration when choosing tools that is readily available today.
The final segment is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a platform with a black background. Carter is not one of the most energetic or computer animated audio speaker, as well as he does utilize notes, however he also presents a wealth of info. It’s not interesting information, yet it is very important for the protection trade. Much of the lecture gets on securing exclusive details for your customers. He talks about danger assessments, securing living locations, and security and also counter-surveillance. There was also a brief section on hotel selection with scenes inside a resort prior to ending up the lecture back at the platform with black history.
I did find that this third disc ended a little bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no genuine final thought, the program simply mosted likely to some resources for added details.
Despite the absence of menus, scene selection, as well as “flash” a lot of DVDs include, I found this readied to be extremely interesting with fundamental info that is exceptionally important for the exec security professional. It’s not amazing or attractive, however without a doubt important for the task.
Along with the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has put together a huge workbook to accompany the video clip presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, however filled with useful information. It’s not really a book, but rather a big three ring binder including numerous “chapters” on different topics. It’s more like the workbook/binders you get when participating in a seminar our course, instead of a message publication. The pages have a picture duplicate look, but are still dark as well as understandable. Regardless of format, it’s the information that is very important, as well as there is a whole lot here.