“Body For Hire: The Complete Bodyguard Training Series” by Hawk East, Inc. is a video and also message program on the fundamentals of executive defense. The instructors Tom Carter, Jr., Roger Hair, Rick Reynolds, Dave Bartram, as well as Expense Thompson all have a riches of expertise as well as they share quite a bit in this program. For the individual that needs to know even more concerning the field of exec protection, this would be an excellent place to begin. For somebody who took a training course from Hawk East, this is a great refresher to have. I likewise intend to claim first that I such as that Roger Hair put a devotion in memory of Tom Carter, Jr. in the event. I was familiar with Carter’s work as well as keep in mind when he was eliminated in Iraq in 2004. I value him, his expertise, and also his service to our country.

The first part of this testimonial will concentrate on the three-volume DVD collection. I’ll point out a few of my problems regarding these DVDs first, and then jump on to what I liked regarding them, as well as there is much more good than adverse, as well as the negative as you’ll see is everything about the manufacturing values not web content.

These DVDs were initial videotaped on VHS and afterwards transferred to DVD. A lot of us that watch DVDs are accustomed to fancy menu pages, having the ability to skip to specific components of the program, and so forth. You don’t obtain that with this program, which is my most significant issue. There is a lots of information here, as well as it would be much more user friendly if you had a food selection and can skip appropriate to the topic you want to view. So although they are DVDs, it is like seeing a VHS tape with no menus, scene choice, and so on.

Enough with that, you understand. Currently on to the great, and also there’s a lot. The trainers do a great task of providing a lot of details for those that want to discover exec protection. They offer well and also the sound as well as picture is clear. Most important, other than some equipment that might be outdated, the info they offer is sound and also important. I’ll now experience the three quantities separately with what they include.

The very first disc, volume 1, is virtually completely in the class. The only section of this quantity not in the class is a brief section with Rick Reynolds outside searching a car. With that said said, they did a great work of recording as well as editing the classroom material with different sights of the speakers as well as cut-aways to the trainees so you were not simply considering the very same scene then entire time. Now to the good things, the components of the class guideline.

Roger Hair, Tom Carter Jr. and also Rick Reynolds are all really experienced on the subject matter and also they resolve many myths about the executive security area with their training. They are not there to create knuckle dragging bone crushers, however rather educated, articulate, motivated professionals that agree to handle the duty of keeping clients safe. I such as that they explain that 90% of the work is breakthrough work as well as maintaining customers far from threats.

This is a standard course, but as Carter states, “Basics are important.” During the equipment option section, things such as just how you dress, tools, holsters, body armor, brief-cases, and sunglasses are reviewed. A few of the gear as well as tools reviewed in this program may be dated. To reject the series as a result of this would certainly be foolhardy, since the reasons behind the tools are still valuable to recognize. Fundamental terminology is gone over. Once again, this is a standard program as well as some people will not know with these terms, so I rejoice they were consisted of.

Customer assessments as well as kinds of security are reviewed. This quantity additionally includes a section on searching for bombs with ways to look regular and also comprehensive. Safety formations as well as planning are reviewed. Points such as team placement and concepts when under attack are shown. The trainers go over motorcade protection and chauffeurs.

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

The 2nd disc, Volume 2, moves outside with Dave Bartram advising a course on guns educating at the range. He educates standard weapon principles, including Weaver stance, target selection, utilizing sights, capturing on the move, and also weapon retention. With all of these, you can’t become skilled by just watching the DVD. You should go out and technique. Ideally with a teacher, and afterwards make use of the DVD as refresher material for your continued training. There is also a section on auto glass ballistics that I liked. Good details if you ever before need to shoot at or from an auto. The guns training uses up regarding the very first hr of the DVD.

The program then continues with automobile bodyguard service in London operations and covers things such as car pre-flights, vehicle choice, and incredibly elusive driving. They show diagrams of cars doing L Turns, J Transforms, and also Reverse 180s, along with showing real automobiles doing them, and inside sights of the drivers putting the automobiles via these methods. Once more, you won’t be proficient by just enjoying, you need to have a refuge to practice these. If you can attend a school, that is best, and utilize this as review product. Otherwise, do what they show in a refuge and learn these prior to you ever before need them for real. They likewise cover ramming methods and also getting rid of ranges.

The last short area is back in the class where they demonstrate how to remove the concept from risk and discuss non-verbal signals who can set up with your client.

Disc 3, Volume 3 of the set, starts out with Bill Thompson showing and strolling you with a lorry bomb search. It’s a 26 min segment that helps you comprehend what to seek and where when searching cars for eruptive tools.

Next Off, Roger Hair goes over fundamental eating etiquette. If you recognize with eating at elegant areas, you may know this. Nonetheless, if your dining experiences are junk food areas, you will want to take heed as well as learn what is taught below before you participate in an elegant meal with a customer.

Expense Thompson returns to go over communication tools. He reviews a great deal of info, several of which may be dated as a result of the advancements in devices. Regardless, he brings up some very important factors you must take into consideration when picking tools that is 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 computer animated audio speaker, and he does use notes, but he likewise presents a wealth of information. It’s not interesting information, yet it is essential for the safety profession. Much of the lecture is on guarding exclusive details for your clients. He goes over risk evaluations, protecting living locations, as well as monitoring as well as counter-surveillance. There was also a brief area on hotel choice with scenes inside a resort before completing the lecture back at the platform with black background.

I did locate that this 3rd disc ended a little bit abruptly at 1:55:50. There was no real final thought, the program just went to some sources for additional information.

Despite the absence of food selections, scene option, as well as “flash” many DVDs contain, I located this readied to be very helpful with standard info that is extremely essential for the executive security professional. It’s not exciting or attractive, but undoubtedly vital for the task.


In addition to the 3 DVDs, Hawk East has compiled a big workbook to go along with the video presentation. Like the DVDs, the workbook is no fuss, yet full of helpful details. It’s not truly a book, but instead a large 3 ring binder containing several “chapters” on different topics. It’s more like the workbook/binders you obtain when attending a workshop our program, as opposed to a message book. The pages have an image duplicate appearance, yet are still dark and also readable. Despite style, it’s the information that’s important, as well as there is a lot right here.