“Body For Hire: The Complete Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and also text program on the basics of executive defense. The teachers Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, and Costs Thompson all have a wealth of knowledge and they share quite a bit in this program. For the person that wishes to know even more about the field of executive defense, this would be a great location to start. For someone who took a program from Hawk East, this is a good refresher to have. I also want to say first that I such as that Roger Hair put a commitment in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the case. I was familiar with Carter’s job and also bear in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I appreciate him, his understanding, and his solution to our nation.

The very first component of this review close protection driver will certainly focus on the three-volume DVD set. I’ll point out a few of my problems pertaining to these DVDs initially, and afterwards hop on to what I liked regarding them, and there is far more good than adverse, and also the adverse as you’ll see is everything about the manufacturing worths not material.

These DVDs were initial videotaped on VHS and after that transferred to DVD. The majority of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy menu pages, being able to miss to specific components of the program, and so forth. You don’t get that with this program, which is my greatest complaint. There is a lots of info here, as well as it would certainly be extra easy to use if you had a food selection as well as could skip ideal to the topic you want to enjoy. So despite the fact that they are DVDs, it resembles seeing a VHS tape without food selections, scene selection, and so on.

Enough with that said, you understand. Now on to the good, and there’s a great deal. The teachers do a great task of offering a lot of information for those that wish to learn more about executive defense. They offer well as well as the sound as well as photo is clear. Crucial, apart from some equipment that might be dated, the information they offer is audio and beneficial. I’ll currently undergo the 3 quantities separately with what they consist of.

The first disc, volume 1, is almost entirely in the classroom. The only section of this quantity not in the classroom is a short section with Rick Reynolds outside searching a car. With that said said, they did an excellent job of shooting as well as editing and enhancing the classroom material with different sights of the speakers and cut-aways to the trainees so you were not just taking a look at the same scene then whole time. Now to the good things, the components of the class guideline.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and Rick Reynolds are all extremely knowledgeable on the subject as well as they resolve lots of misconceptions concerning the executive security field with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, but rather informed, articulate, determined specialists that agree to take on the duty of maintaining customers risk-free. I like that they point out that 90% of the job is breakthrough work and keeping clients away from dangers.

This is a basic program, however as Carter states, “Basics are important.” Throughout the equipment option section, things such as just how you dress, tools, holsters, body armor, brief-cases, and also sunglasses are gone over. Several of the equipment and also tools discussed in this program may be dated. To disregard the series because of this would be foolhardy, given that the factors behind the tools are still useful to recognize. Basic terminology is discussed. Once again, this is a fundamental program and also some individuals will not know with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.

Client analyses as well as kinds of safety and security are discussed. This volume also consists of a sector on looking for bombs with methods to look consistent and detailed. Protective developments and preparation are discussed. Points such as team placement and concepts when under fire are taught. The trainers look at motorcade safety and security as well as vehicle drivers.

I actually like that the trainers explain that much of security job is not glamorous. It’s not all Hollywood action.

The second disc, Quantity 2, relocates outside with Dave Bartram advising a course on weapons training at the array. He instructs fundamental gun concepts, consisting of Weaver position, target selection, using views, shooting on the move, and weapon retention. With every one of these, you can’t come to be efficient by simply watching the DVD. You have to venture out and also technique. Preferably with a teacher, and then utilize the DVD as refresher course material for your ongoing training. There is likewise a section on car glass ballistics that I suched as. Great information if you ever have to shoot at or from an automobile. The weapons training uses up about the very first hr of the DVD.

The program after that proceeds with vehicle procedures as well as covers points such as car pre-flights, vehicle choice, and also incredibly elusive driving. They show layouts of vehicles doing L Transforms, J Turns, and also Reverse 180s, as well as revealing real cars doing them, and inside views of the drivers placing the vehicles with these techniques. Once more, you won’t excel by simply watching, you require to have a safe place to exercise these. If you can go to a school, that is best, and also use this as review product. If not, do what they educate in a safe place and also find out these before you ever require them genuine. They additionally cover ramming techniques as well as removing distances.

The last brief section is back in the class where they show just how to remove the concept from risk as well as talk about non-verbal alerts who can establish with your client.

Disc 3, Volume 3 of the set, starts with Expense Thompson demonstrating and walking you via an automobile bomb search. It’s a 26 min sector that helps you comprehend what to seek as well as where when searching automobiles for explosive tools.

Next, Roger Hair reviews basic eating rules. If you know with dining at fancy areas, you may understand this. However, if your eating experiences are convenience food places, you will certainly want to beware and learn what is taught right here prior to you attend an elegant meal with a client.

Bill Thompson goes back to review interaction devices. He discusses a great deal of information, several of which could be dated as a result of the advancements in equipment. No matter, he raises some very essential factors you ought to consider when picking equipment that is offered today.

The final sector is a lecture by Tom Carter in front of a podium with a black background. Carter is not one of the most energetic or computer animated audio speaker, as well as he does make use of notes, however he additionally presents a wide range of info. It’s not amazing details, yet it is very important for the safety trade. Much of the lecture gets on securing proprietary details for your customers. He goes over danger evaluations, safeguarding living locations, and monitoring and counter-surveillance. There was additionally a short area on hotel option with scenes inside a resort before completing the lecture back at the podium with black background.

I did locate that this 3rd disc finished a little bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no genuine conclusion, the program just mosted likely to some sources for additional details.

In spite of the absence of food selections, scene selection, as well as “flash” numerous DVDs include, I found this readied to be really helpful with basic info that is exceptionally vital for the executive security specialist. It’s not amazing or attractive, however without a doubt vital for the work.


Along with the three DVDs, Hawk East has actually assembled a big workbook to go along with the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, but filled with beneficial information. It’s not truly a publication, however instead a huge three ring binder consisting of numerous “chapters” on different topics. It’s even more like the workbook/binders you obtain when participating in a workshop our training course, as opposed to a text book. The web pages have a photo duplicate look, yet are still dark and readable. No matter layout, it’s the details that is very important, as well as there is a whole lot below.