“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video as well as message program on the essentials of exec defense. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Bill Thompson all have a wide range of knowledge and also they share quite a bit in this program. For the person who would like to know more regarding the area of exec security, this would certainly be a good area to begin. For someone that took a training course from Hawk East, this is a great refresher course to have. I additionally wish to say first that I like that Roger Hair put a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the event. I was familiar with Carter’s job as well as keep in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his understanding, as well as his solution to our country.
The first part of this evaluation will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll mention a few of my problems relating to these DVDs initially, and after that hop on to what I suched as concerning them, and there is much more good than adverse, as well as the adverse as you’ll see is everything about the production values not content.
These DVDs were first tape-recorded on VHS and after that transferred to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant food selection pages, being able to skip to specific components of the program, and so forth. You don’t obtain that with this program, and that is my most significant complaint. There is a ton of details here, as well as it would be a lot more easy to use if you had a food selection and also could avoid right to the topic you intend to view. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles viewing a VHS tape with no menus, scene choice, and so on.
Enough keeping that, you get the point. Currently on to the excellent, and there’s a lot. The teachers do a great job of offering a lot of information for those who desire to learn about exec protection. They offer well and the audio and image is clear. Crucial, other than some devices that may be obsoleted, the info they provide is audio as well as important. I’ll now undergo the 3 volumes individually with what they consist of.
The first disc, volume 1, is nearly completely in the class. The only section of this volume not in the classroom is a brief segment with Rick Reynolds outside searching a vehicle. With that said stated, they did a great work of recording and also editing and enhancing the class material with various views of the speakers as well as cut-aways to the students so you were not simply checking out the very same scene after that whole time. Currently to the great things, the contents of the classroom direction.
Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and Rick Reynolds are all very knowledgeable on the subject and they dispel numerous misconceptions regarding the exec security area with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, but rather enlightened, verbalize, inspired experts that are willing to handle the responsibility of keeping customers safe. I like that they explain that 90% of the work is advance work as well as maintaining customers away from hazards.
This is a standard program, however as Carter says, “Fundamentals are essential.” Throughout the devices choice portion, things such as how you clothe, tools, holsters, body armor, brief-cases, and also sunglasses are discussed. Some of the gear and also equipment discussed in this program may be obsoleted. To disregard the series as a result of this would be reckless, because the factors behind the equipment are still important to understand. Basic terminology is reviewed. Again, this is a basic course and also some individuals will certainly not be familiar with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.
Client analyses and types of safety and security are reviewed. This volume also consists of a segment on looking for bombs with methods to search consistent and also thorough. Safety developments as well as preparation are gone over. Points such as group placement and also concepts when under attack are instructed. The trainers go over motorcade safety and security as well as drivers.
I really like that the teachers explain that much of safety job is not attractive. It’s not all Hollywood action.
The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram advising a course on guns educating at the range. He educates fundamental weapon principles, consisting of Weaver stance, target option, making use of views, capturing on the step, and tool retention. With every one of these, you can’t end up being efficient by just watching the DVD. You have to get out as well as method. Ideally with a trainer, and then make use of the DVD as refresher course material for your ongoing training. There is likewise a section on vehicle glass ballistics that I liked. Good details if you ever have to shoot at or from an automobile. The weapons training takes up about the first hour of the DVD.
The program then continues with automobile female close protection officer operations as well as covers points such as car pre-flights, vehicle choice, and incredibly elusive driving. They show diagrams of vehicles doing L Turns, J Transforms, and also Reverse 180s, as well as showing real vehicles doing them, as well as inside views of the motorists putting the lorries through these techniques. Once more, you will not be proficient by simply watching, you need to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can go to a school, that is best, and utilize this as evaluation material. If not, do what they teach in a refuge and also find out these prior to you ever require them genuine. They also cover ramming techniques as well as getting rid of distances.
The last short section is back in the classroom where they demonstrate how to extract the concept from risk as well as talk about non-verbal notifies that can set up with your customer.
Disc 3, Quantity 3 of the set, starts with Costs Thompson showing and strolling you through a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 minute segment that aids you comprehend what to search for and where when looking vehicles for eruptive devices.
Next Off, Roger Hair goes over standard eating etiquette. If you know with eating at elegant places, you might recognize this. Nonetheless, if your eating experiences are convenience food locations, you will want to take heed and also discover what is shown right here before you go to a fancy dish with a client.
Bill Thompson goes back to go over interaction equipment. He goes over a lot of details, a few of which could be dated because of the advances in tools. Regardless, he brings up some very important points you should consider when choosing devices that is offered today.
The last sector is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a platform with a black history. Carter is not the most energetic or computer animated speaker, and he does use notes, yet he likewise presents a riches of details. It’s not amazing details, however it is very important for the safety and security trade. Much of the lecture is on protecting exclusive info for your customers. He discusses hazard assessments, safeguarding living locations, and security and counter-surveillance. There was likewise a brief section on resort choice with scenes inside a hotel prior to finishing the lecture back at the podium with black background.
I did locate that this 3rd disc finished a bit quickly at 1:55:50. There was no real conclusion, the program just went to some resources for extra details.
Regardless of the absence of menus, scene option, and also “flash” so many DVDs have, I discovered this set to be really useful with basic info that is very essential for the exec security specialist. It’s not exciting or glamorous, however certainly vital for the job.
In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has actually put together a big workbook to come with the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, however packed with helpful info. It’s not actually a publication, however instead a large 3 ring binder containing several “chapters” on various subjects. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when attending a workshop our training course, rather than a text book. The web pages have a picture duplicate appearance, however are still dark and understandable. No matter layout, it’s the info that is necessary, and there is a great deal below.