Official sources are usually good. It screams words and phrases like, lack of self-discipline, unprofessional, slob and incapable. Being a bodyguard is all about avoiding the hard situations, and not engaging in a fight. If you set your mind to it, and have a firm goal, that makes everything easier. Which is the best one to provide you the best preparation for your bodyguard training course? The one-on-one bodyguard will often have to wear many hats as well as being the Bodyguard; he might find himself working as the chauffeur, the advance party, the personal assistant, a medic, a mechanic, a washer of cars and security a consultant and at the same time be expected to look after the safety and security of the principal! You should invest the time and small amount of cash required. Action To be honest, the bodyguard game is a waiting game.
I have kept the files in a Microsoft Word format so that once downloaded you can easily edit them to suit your exact requirements. There might be someone who you dislike on a team, but you should be the only person that knows it! So if you are heading some place where there is no gym, think about taking a basic bit of kit with you to stay on top of your fitness. The password to open each of these documents in Microsoft Word is the last word on page 244 of the Bodyguards Bible. In print this book weighs two and a half pounds, with 400 large pages and over 150 photo's and illustrations, all of which are included in this Kindle version. The decision to take the job is yours, just as is it your right to leave if you are not happy. I have found it interesting and encouraging and wil continue to use it to work on my skills. If you want to dig through government criteria, laws and regulations, training and examination and certifications criteria and whatnot else, go ahead.
Be aware, if you are looking for a book with lots of machine pistols and guys wearing sunglasses, then do not buy this book. Black suit, sunglasses, earwig and the gun under your jacket… but why would you risk your life for someone else, really? Some books might be dire, but it is rare that you cannot find a valuable snippet or two from even the worst books. If money is no object and you are keen to join the close protection industry then once you have read those with the best reviews, work through your list and buy everything that there is on the subject. Many hotels these days have a gym; some of these are large, airy affairs with a steam room and plenty of equipment, while others consist of a smelly basement room, an old StairMaster and a couple of dumbbells. It would be very helpful though if the other forms found in the book were also available for download. If you want to get straight on to training, then you need another starting point, like your local gym.
A good tip is to ignore the most glowing review which was probably written by the author's mother! Let me be clear; an unfit bodyguard is a liability, not only to himself but also to other members of his team, and, of course, to his principal. You need only minimal equipment to keep your fitness ticking over and, additionally, it will only take up a small amount of space in your suitcase. All the forms and check lists that can be found in Chapter 38 are here for you to use. All members of the team need to be disciplined and have the ability to work well with different groups of people in widely varied settings. I have found the down-loadable form quite helpful in putting together my material for potential jobs. If the close protection industry is one that you wish to enter then you should probably read everything that there is on the subject.
You must come to work with the right attitude. Your first stop should be your course provider, if they are a professional close protection training organization then they will have a recommended reading list and everything on this list should be thoroughly read and assimilated. Some people will say that you cannot be a good bodyguard if you have to worry about other things not directly related to security. Military background can be a good starting point if you want to be a bodyguard, but the civilian side of things is much more important. A fit protection officer will have more self-confidence and this confidence will ooze for others to see. However If you are new to the industry then you really should be reading the better ones first. So how do you know which books should be read first? One-on-one can be rewarding and lonely work.
But, generally speaking, if you want the one on one job then these things will more than likely have to be done. The definitive guide to close protection. It should be a constant effort to expand your knowledge whenever and wherever you can. It really is the Bodyguard's Bible. It can sometimes be hard to find the time to exercise when you are on the road with the Principal, living out of a suitcase, moving from hotel to hotel. It's rare that a book will have all positive or all negative reviews; invariably there will be a mixture of both.
It can be difficult to find the required amount of time needed to maintain your fitness when working long hours, especially in a stressful environment, with a demanding shift pattern. Prime ministers and presidents find time for it, and so should you. . That said, with a little planning you can keep up with your fitness regime. That means you would have to have somewhere to use it as well… Getting in shape is imperative.
So if your principal is kidnapped and survives the ordeal you are either dead or at best unemployed! The Demonstrations, techniques and explanations are distilled from this experience. Congratulations on your success at all levels. Security certifications come in many shapes and sizes, and a quick online search for certification as a bodyguard returns a ton of hits. It is not an ideal situation but you can balance them with a little application and common sense, and don't forget that in one-on-one situations it is more than likely but not always that the threat is quite low. A fit Close Protection Officer will be much more able to deal with stressful situations than will his unfit counterpart. When choosing books which can be very expensive you should look out for peer reviews of the reading material.
Note that I said difficult; it is not impossible. Its a hefty manual that covers the works, Browns Achievement is to describe Close protection as it should be. You can personalise the forms as once downloaded they are free of any copyright. In most cases, you will need to meet strict requirements and complete rigorous test in order to be accepted in , law enforcement agencies, and as a bodyguard. Hell, there are 4 whole books mentioned just a couple of paragraphs up. I highly recommend them to anyone thinking of training as a Bodyguard As an Executive Protection Professional since 1984 and having worked with a wide variety of principals I offer the folowing. No one is so busy that their day cannot include a half-hour maintenance fitness session.