“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and also message program on the fundamentals of executive defense. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Expense Thompson all have a riches of knowledge and also they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual who wants to know more regarding the area of exec defense, this would certainly be an excellent place to start. For a person that took a training course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher course to have. I likewise wish to say right up front that I like that Roger Hair placed a devotion in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I was familiar with Carter’s work and bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his understanding, as well as his solution to our nation.

The first part of this testimonial will focus on the security driver three-volume DVD set. I’ll explain a few of my problems regarding these DVDs initially, and afterwards hop on to what I suched as concerning them, and there is much more great than adverse, as well as the unfavorable as you’ll see is all about the manufacturing worths not material.

These DVDs were initial recorded on VHS and afterwards moved to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to expensive menu pages, being able to skip to specific parts of the program, and so forth. You don’t obtain that with this program, and that is my largest problem. There is a ton of details below, and it would certainly be extra user friendly if you had a food selection and also can avoid appropriate to the subject you wish to watch. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles watching a VHS tape without any menus, scene option, and so on.

Enough with that said, you understand. Now on the excellent, and there’s a great deal. The trainers do a very good job of presenting a lot of details for those that desire to learn more about executive security. They present well as well as the sound and picture is clear. Essential, aside from some equipment that may be outdated, the info they provide is audio and also beneficial. I’ll currently experience the three volumes independently with what they have.

The very first disc, volume 1, is practically entirely in the class. The only portion of this volume not in the classroom is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside looking an automobile. With that stated, they did a great work of filming and also editing the classroom product with various views of the speakers and cut-aways to the pupils so you were not just taking a look at the exact same scene after that entire time. Currently to the great things, the contents of the classroom guideline.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all very experienced on the subject matter and also they dispel several misconceptions about the executive protection area with their training. They are not there to produce knuckle dragging bone crushers, but rather informed, articulate, determined professionals that agree to handle the duty of keeping clients risk-free. I like that they point out that 90% of the work is breakthrough work and also keeping clients away from hazards.

This is a fundamental training course, yet as Carter states, “Fundamentals are necessary.” During the tools option portion, points such as just how you clothe, tools, holsters, body shield, briefcases, as well as sunglasses are talked about. Several of the equipment and also equipment reviewed in this program might be dated. To disregard the series as a result of this would certainly be foolhardy, considering that the factors behind the devices are still useful to recognize. Standard terminology is reviewed. Once more, this is a basic training course as well as some people will certainly not be familiar with these terms, so I’m glad they were consisted of.

Customer analyses and also kinds of safety are reviewed. This volume also consists of a sector on looking for bombs with ways to browse consistent and thorough. Safety formations as well as preparation are discussed. Things such as team placement as well as concepts when under fire are instructed. The teachers discuss motorcade safety as well as vehicle drivers.

I truly like that the instructors mention that much of protection work is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The 2nd disc, Quantity 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram instructing a course on weapons educating at the array. He educates standard weapon principles, including Weaver stance, target choice, using views, shooting on the step, and also tool retention. With every one of these, you can not end up being proficient by simply seeing the DVD. You must go out as well as practice. Ideally with an instructor, and afterwards make use of the DVD as refresher course material for your continued training. There is also a section on auto glass ballistics that I suched as. Good details if you ever need to shoot at or from a vehicle. The guns training uses up about the very first hour of the DVD.

The program then proceeds with car operations and covers things such as lorry pre-flights, automobile selection, and evasive driving. They show diagrams of vehicles doing L Turns, J Turns, and also Reverse 180s, in addition to revealing real cars doing them, as well as inside sights of the vehicle drivers putting the vehicles via these tactics. Once again, you will not be proficient by just watching, you require to have a safe place to practice these. If you can go to a school, that is best, and also utilize this as review product. Otherwise, do what they teach in a refuge and also find out these before you ever before require them for real. They additionally cover ramming strategies and also removing distances.

The last short section is back in the class where they demonstrate exactly how to draw out the principle from threat and review non-verbal notifies that can set up with your customer.

Disc three, Quantity 3 of the collection, begins with Expense Thompson demonstrating as well as walking you via a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 minute section that assists you recognize what to try to find and where when browsing vehicles for eruptive devices.

Next, Roger Hair talks about basic dining decorum. If you know with eating at expensive places, you might recognize this. Nevertheless, if your eating experiences are fast food places, you will intend to beware as well as learn what is educated here before you attend a fancy dish with a client.

Costs Thompson returns to review communication equipment. He discusses a great deal of details, some of which might be dated because of the advancements in tools. Regardless, he raises some very important points you need to consider when choosing equipment that is readily available today.

The last sector is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black history. Carter is not one of the most energised or animated speaker, as well as he does make use of notes, but he also imparts a wide range of info. It’s not interesting details, however it is important for the security trade. Much of the lecture gets on securing proprietary information for your customers. He discusses danger evaluations, safeguarding living locations, and surveillance and counter-surveillance. There was additionally a brief area on resort option with scenes inside a hotel before completing the lecture back at the platform with black history.

I did find that this 3rd disc ended a bit suddenly at 1:55:50. There was no real final thought, the program just mosted likely to some resources for additional info.

Despite the absence of food selections, scene option, and “flash” so many DVDs have, I found this readied to be extremely useful with standard information that is exceptionally important for the executive protection professional. It’s not amazing or attractive, but undoubtedly important for the job.


In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has actually put together a huge workbook to go along with the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, however packed with beneficial info. It’s not really a book, yet instead a big 3 ring binder including many “phases” on various topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when attending a seminar our program, instead of a text publication. The web pages have a picture copy appearance, however are still dark and readable. Regardless of style, it’s the details that is necessary, and also there is a lot here.

The Total Bodyguard Training Collection