“Body For Hire: The Total Bodyguard Training Collection” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and also message program on the basics of executive protection. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and also Costs Thompson all have a riches of understanding and also they share quite a bit in this program. For the person who needs to know more regarding the field of executive protection, this would be an excellent area to start. For somebody who took a course from Hawk East, this is a great refresher course to have. I additionally intend to claim first that I such as that Roger Hair placed a dedication in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in case. I was familiar with Carter’s job as well as remember when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his knowledge, and his service to our country.

The first part of this review will certainly concentrate on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll explain a few of my grievances relating to these DVDs initially, and after that get on to what I liked about them, and there is a lot more good than negative, and the adverse as you’ll see is everything about the production values not material.

These DVDs were initial videotaped on VHS and after that moved to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy menu pages, having the ability to skip to specific parts of the program, and so forth. You don’t get that with this program, which is my largest problem. There is a ton of details below, and also it would certainly be much more easy to use if you had a menu as well as might miss appropriate to the topic you want to enjoy. So even though they are DVDs, it is like enjoying a VHS tape with no food selections, scene option, and so on.

Enough with that, you understand. Currently on to the great, as well as there’s a lot. The teachers do a great work of providing a lot of info for those who want to discover executive protection. They offer well as well as the audio and photo is clear. Most important, other than some tools that may be outdated, the details they present is sound and also important. I’ll currently go through the three volumes independently with what they contain.

The first disc, quantity 1, is practically totally in the classroom. The only portion of this quantity not in the classroom is a short segment with Rick Reynolds outside browsing a lorry. With that stated, they did a great job of shooting as well as modifying the class product with different sights of the speakers and also cut-aways to the pupils so you were not just looking at the exact same scene then entire time. Currently to the great stuff, the components of the class direction.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. as well as Rick Reynolds are all really educated on the subject and also they resolve lots of misconceptions concerning the exec protection field with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, but instead educated, verbalize, inspired experts that are willing to tackle the responsibility of keeping clients secure. I such as that they mention that 90% of the job is advancement job and also keeping customers far from hazards.

This is a basic program, yet as Carter says, “Fundamentals are essential.” During the tools selection portion, points such as how you clothe, tools, holsters, body shield, brief-cases, and also sunglasses are gone over. Some of the gear and also equipment talked about in this program might be outdated. To disregard the series as a result of this would certainly be reckless, considering that the factors behind the devices are still beneficial to recognize. Basic terminology is reviewed. Again, this is a fundamental course as well as some people will not recognize with these terms, so I’m glad they were included.

Customer assessments and sorts of safety are gone over. This quantity additionally consists of a section on looking for bombs with methods to look regular and also comprehensive. Safety formations as well as preparation are reviewed. Points such as group placement as well as principles when under fire are instructed. The teachers discuss motorcade safety and security and also drivers.

I really like that the instructors mention that much of safety job is not extravagant. It’s not all Hollywood activity.

The 2nd disc, Volume 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram advising a class on guns educating at the array. He instructs standard firearm principles, consisting of Weaver stance, target choice, making use of sights, shooting on the action, and also weapon retention. With all of these, you can’t end up being competent by just enjoying the DVD. You should get out and also practice. Ideally with an instructor, and then make use of the DVD as refresher product for your continued training. There is additionally an area on auto glass ballistics that I suched as. Good information if you ever need to contend or from a car. The guns training takes up about the initial hr of the DVD.

The program then continues with car procedures and covers points such as lorry pre-flights, automobile choice, and also incredibly elusive driving. They reveal layouts of automobiles doing L Turns, J Turns, and also Reverse 180s, in addition to showing actual cars doing them, and also inside views of the vehicle drivers placing the vehicles with these tactics. Again, you will not be proficient by just watching, you require to have a refuge to exercise these. If you can participate in a school, that is best, as well as utilize this as review material. Otherwise, do what they educate in a safe place as well as learn these prior to you ever before require them genuine. They additionally cover ramming techniques and also removing distances.

The last brief area is back in the class where they demonstrate how to draw out the concept from risk as well as review non-verbal signals that can establish with your client.

Disc three, Quantity 3 of the collection, starts with Costs Thompson showing and strolling you through a car bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that assists you comprehend what to try to find and also where when searching vehicles for explosive tools.

Next Off, Roger Hair goes over basic dining decorum. If you recognize with eating at elegant locations, you might understand this. However, if your dining experiences are junk food areas, you will certainly want to take heed and learn what is shown below prior to you participate in an elegant meal with a customer.

Bill Thompson goes back to talk about interaction devices. He discusses a lot of information, a few of which may be dated as a result of the breakthroughs in devices. Regardless, he brings up some really crucial factors you ought to think about when selecting devices that is readily available today.

The last segment is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black background. Carter is not the most energised or computer animated speaker, and he does utilize notes, yet he also presents a wealth of details. It’s not exciting info, yet it is essential for the safety trade. Much of the lecture gets on protecting exclusive information for your clients. He reviews danger evaluations, securing living areas, and monitoring and also counter-surveillance. There was also a brief section on hotel selection with scenes inside a resort before completing the lecture back at the platform with black history.

I did locate that this third disc ended a little bit abruptly security driver at 1:55:50. There was no genuine conclusion, the program simply mosted likely to some resources for extra information.

Regardless of the absence of menus, scene choice, and “flash” so many DVDs include, I found this readied to be extremely insightful with basic details that is exceptionally important for the executive security expert. It’s not exciting or attractive, yet certainly essential for the work.


In addition to the three DVDs, Hawk East has put together a huge workbook to accompany the video clip discussion. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no frills, yet filled with useful info. It’s not really a publication, but instead a huge 3 ring binder including numerous “chapters” on different topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you get when going to a workshop our course, as opposed to a text publication. The web pages have an image duplicate look, but are still dark and also readable. Regardless of layout, it’s the info that’s important, and also there is a great deal here.