Executive Protection – A Political Assassination

“Body For Hire: The Full Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video as well as text program on the fundamentals of exec protection. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Costs Thompson all have a riches of knowledge and they share a fair bit in this program. For the individual who needs to know even more regarding the area of exec defense, this would be a good location to start. For somebody that took a training course from Hawk East, this is an excellent refresher to have. I also intend to claim first that I like that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I recognized with Carter’s job and keep in mind when he was killed in Iraq in 2004. I respect him, his understanding, as well as his service to our country.

The initial component of this evaluation will focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll explain a few of my complaints relating to these DVDs initially, and afterwards get on to what I suched as concerning them, as well as there is far more great than unfavorable, and also the adverse as you’ll see is everything about the manufacturing worths not web content.

These DVDs were initial taped on VHS and after that moved to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to elegant menu web pages, being able to miss to certain components of the program, etc. You don’t obtain that with this program, and that is my most significant grievance. There is a lots of info right here, and it would certainly be much more easy to use if you had a food selection as well as could avoid best to the subject you intend to watch. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles enjoying a VHS tape without food selections, scene selection, and so on.

Enough with that said, you understand. Now on the great, as well as there’s a lot. The instructors do a great job of presenting a lot of details for those that wish to learn more about exec defense. They offer well and also the audio and photo is clear. Essential, aside from some devices that may be outdated, the details they offer is sound and beneficial. I’ll currently undergo the 3 volumes individually with what they have.

The first disc, quantity 1, is virtually entirely in the class. The only part of this quantity not in the class is a short sector with Rick Reynolds outside looking a car. With that said stated, they did an excellent task of filming and editing the classroom material with different sights of the audio speakers and cut-aways to the trainees so you were not just considering the very same scene after that whole time. Now to the excellent things, the contents of the classroom instruction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all very experienced on the topic as well as they dispel numerous misconceptions about the executive protection area with their training. They are not there to develop knuckle dragging bone crushers, however instead informed, articulate, inspired specialists that want to tackle the responsibility of keeping clients safe. I such as that they explain that 90% of the job is development work and keeping customers away from threats.

This is a basic course, yet as Carter claims, “Essentials are necessary.” Throughout the devices option portion, points such as just how you dress, tools, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, and sunglasses are discussed. A few of the equipment as well as tools discussed in this program might be obsoleted. To dismiss the series because of this would be reckless, considering that the reasons behind the tools are still beneficial to know. Standard terms is discussed. Again, this is a fundamental program and some people will certainly not be familiar with these terms, so I rejoice they were included.

Customer assessments as well as kinds of protection are discussed. This volume additionally consists of a segment on searching for bombs with ways to search consistent as well as thorough. Safety formations and planning are gone over. Things such as group positioning as well as principles when under attack are shown. The teachers review motorcade security and chauffeurs.

I really like that the trainers point out that much of protection job is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The second disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside security chauffeur with Dave Bartram instructing a course on weapons training at the variety. He educates basic firearm concepts, consisting of Weaver position, target selection, utilizing sights, shooting on the action, as well as weapon retention. With every one of these, you can not become efficient by just enjoying the DVD. You need to go out and also practice. Preferably with a teacher, and then use the DVD as refresher product for your ongoing training. There is additionally an area on vehicle glass ballistics that I liked. Great details if you ever before have to shoot at or from a vehicle. The weapons training occupies concerning the initial hour of the DVD.

The program after that continues with vehicle operations as well as covers points such as lorry pre-flights, car choice, and incredibly elusive driving. They show diagrams of cars doing L Turns, J Transforms, and Reverse 180s, as well as revealing actual vehicles doing them, and also inside sights of the motorists placing the vehicles with these tactics. Once more, you won’t excel by simply enjoying, you require to have a refuge to practice these. If you can participate in a school, that is best, as well as use this as review material. Otherwise, do what they show in a safe place as well as find out these before you ever require them for real. They likewise cover ramming methods and clearing distances.

The last brief section is back in the class where they demonstrate how to draw out the principle from threat and review non-verbal notifies that can establish with your client.

Disc three, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts with Bill Thompson demonstrating as well as strolling you via an automobile bomb search. It’s a 26 minute section that aids you comprehend what to search for as well as where when looking lorries for explosive tools.

Next, Roger Hair talks about basic dining rules. If you recognize with dining at expensive areas, you might recognize this. Nonetheless, if your dining experiences are convenience food places, you will wish to take heed as well as learn what is educated below prior to you go to an elegant meal with a client.

Bill Thompson goes back to talk about interaction devices. He reviews a great deal of information, several of which could be dated because of the advancements in tools. No matter, he brings up some extremely vital factors you ought to take into consideration when choosing equipment that is available today.

The final section is a lecture by Tom Carter before a platform with a black history. Carter is not the most energised or computer animated audio speaker, as well as he does utilize notes, but he also passes on a riches of details. It’s not interesting info, yet it is very important for the safety trade. Much of the lecture gets on safeguarding exclusive details for your clients. He reviews danger assessments, safeguarding living locations, and also monitoring and counter-surveillance. There was also a brief section on resort choice with scenes inside a resort prior to finishing the lecture back at the platform with black background.

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

In spite of the absence of menus, scene choice, and also “flash” numerous DVDs contain, I located this readied to be extremely useful with fundamental information that is incredibly vital for the exec security professional. It’s not interesting or extravagant, however without a doubt crucial for the task.


In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has actually compiled a huge workbook to accompany the video discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, but full of helpful information. It’s not really a publication, but rather a big three ring binder containing numerous “chapters” on different topics. It’s more like the workbook/binders you obtain when participating in a workshop our program, instead of a message publication. The web pages have a picture duplicate look, but are still dark and also understandable. Despite format, it’s the information that is essential, and also there is a whole lot right here.