Have Body, Will Guard

“Body For Hire: The Complete Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video clip and also text program on the essentials of exec protection. The trainers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Bill Thompson all have a wide range of expertise and they share quite a bit in this program. For the individual who needs to know more concerning the area of executive protection, this would be an excellent place to start. For somebody who took a training course from Hawk East, this is a good refresher to have. I also want to state right up front that I like that Roger Hair placed a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I recognized with Carter’s job as well as bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I appreciate him, his knowledge, and his solution to our nation.

The initial part of this review will certainly concentrate on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll point out a few of my issues relating to these DVDs first, and afterwards hop on to what I liked regarding them, and also there is far more great than unfavorable, and also the negative as you’ll see is all about the manufacturing values not content.

These DVDs were very first taped on VHS and afterwards transferred to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant food selection web pages, being able to avoid to certain parts of the program, etc. You do not obtain that with this program, which is my largest issue. There is a ton of info below, as well as it would certainly be much more user friendly if you had a food selection and also might skip appropriate to the topic you intend to enjoy. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles seeing a VHS tape with no food selections, scene choice, etc.

Enough with that said, you get the point. Currently on the good, and there’s a lot. The instructors do a great job of offering a lot of details for those that want to discover executive security. They provide well and also the sound and photo is clear. Most important, aside from some equipment that might be dated, the details they provide is audio as well as valuable. I’ll currently go through the three volumes individually with what they have.

The initial disc, quantity 1, is nearly completely in the classroom. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a brief sector with Rick Reynolds outside browsing an automobile. Keeping that said, they did an excellent work of filming as well as editing the classroom product with various sights of the audio speakers as well as cut-aways to the students so you were not simply considering the very same scene after that whole time. Currently to the great stuff, the components of the classroom direction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all really experienced on the topic and also they resolve several myths concerning the executive defense field with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, however instead educated, verbalize, determined experts that are willing to tackle the responsibility of keeping clients risk-free. I like that they explain that 90% of the work is development work as well as maintaining customers far from threats.

This is a fundamental training course, however as Carter states, “Fundamentals are very important.” During the tools choice portion, things such as just how you dress, weapons, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, as well as sunglasses are talked about. Several of the gear and equipment gone over in this program might be obsoleted. To dismiss the collection because of this would certainly be foolhardy, since the factors behind the devices are still valuable to understand. Basic terminology is gone over. Once more, this is a standard program and also some people will not know with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.

Customer evaluations and types of safety are reviewed. This quantity likewise consists of a section on looking for bombs with means to search consistent as well as thorough. Protective formations and also preparation are reviewed. Points such as group positioning and concepts when under attack are shown. The trainers review motorcade protection and motorists.

I actually like that the trainers mention that much of safety work is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood action.

The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with security driver Dave Bartram instructing a class on weapons training at the variety. He shows basic weapon concepts, including Weaver stance, target selection, using views, shooting on the move, and also tool retention. With every one of these, you can’t become skillful by simply seeing the DVD. You must venture out as well as method. Preferably with a trainer, and after that utilize the DVD as refresher course material for your continued training. There is additionally a section on vehicle glass ballistics that I liked. Excellent info if you ever before have to shoot at or from an automobile. The weapons training occupies concerning the first hour of the DVD.

The program then continues with automobile procedures as well as covers things such as vehicle pre-flights, car selection, as well as evasive driving. They reveal representations of automobiles doing L Turns, J Transforms, and Reverse 180s, in addition to showing real automobiles doing them, and also inside views of the motorists placing the automobiles via these techniques. Once more, you won’t excel by just enjoying, you require to have a safe place to practice these. If you can attend a college, that is best, as well as use this as evaluation product. Otherwise, do what they teach in a safe place and discover these prior to you ever before need them genuine. They also cover ramming strategies and getting rid of distances.

The last brief area is back in the class where they show exactly how to draw out the concept from danger and discuss non-verbal informs who can establish with your client.

Disc three, Volume 3 of the collection, starts out with Costs Thompson showing as well as strolling you through a car bomb search. It’s a 26 minute segment that helps you understand what to search for as well as where when searching automobiles for eruptive gadgets.

Next Off, Roger Hair reviews basic eating etiquette. If you are familiar with dining at elegant areas, you may recognize this. Nevertheless, if your eating experiences are fast food places, you will want to beware as well as discover what is educated here prior to you participate in an elegant meal with a customer.

Expense Thompson goes back to go over interaction tools. He discusses a lot of information, several of which could be dated due to the advancements in equipment. No matter, he raises some very crucial factors you must consider when picking tools that is available today.

The last sector is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black history. Carter is not the most energised or computer animated speaker, and he does use notes, but he additionally presents a riches of info. It’s not amazing info, yet it is necessary for the protection profession. Much of the lecture is on guarding exclusive info for your customers. He reviews danger assessments, protecting living areas, as well as security and also counter-surveillance. There was also a short section on hotel choice with scenes inside a hotel prior to ending up the lecture back at the platform with black history.

I did find that this 3rd disc finished a bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no real final thought, the program simply went to some sources for added information.

Regardless of the absence of food selections, scene option, and also “flash” so many DVDs consist of, I found this readied to be very insightful with standard information that is very essential for the executive defense expert. It’s not interesting or extravagant, yet indeed important for the work.


In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has put together a large workbook to accompany the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, however packed with beneficial information. It’s not really a book, however instead a huge 3 ring binder consisting of many “phases” on numerous topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you receive when going to a seminar our program, instead of a text publication. The web pages have a photo duplicate look, however are still dark and also readable. No matter format, it’s the info that is very important, and also there is a lot below.