As crime and criminals get more and more sophisticated they, more often than ever, go after business-men, political figures, movie stars, companies & firms; executives and other Very Important People. The criminals' objective can be to get ransom, change political balance, rob, make a name for themselves, get revenge or other reasons that can result in the injury or death of the VIP.
Today, more than ever before, the professional VIP Protector is needed to ensure the safety of those under threat anywhere on the globe. The Israeli Defense Forces have the reputation & the experience of training special units, from Commando to SWAT, from Anti Terrorists to VIP Protection.
Attack on VIP and political assassinations are affective and highly prestigious, Death of an opponent practically ends the competition between enemies or rivals by the victory of the assassinators or by those who sent him. The ability to attack a political person means that the political way his supports come to its end. The death of the political leader means change and victory to his enemies. The cheapest and most affective protection is to take the VIP out of reach but as it is not realistic we need to compromise. As in many cases VIP wants maximum exposure and the VIP protection need minimum exposure. The purpose of this document is to present the training program of the security personal and the VIP bodyguard. In this document we cover also aspect of securing any kind of facility as pub and aspect of teaching method.
In Principe the opposition group that wants to be in power or rule the country is politically motivated. From Mr. Gandhi (1869 – 1948) till Mr. Rafik Haariri (1956-2007) we have series of assassination which will be never stop probably.
Due to illness circumstances ego problems or just hate we see violence incidents accrue in Club Street in everybody's personal life In every place we live.
The common VIP security system is usually based on the idea of Protection Circles. What the Head of Security usually does is he places three "Protection Circles" around the VIP – Distant, Median and Close. The Distant Circle is usually the easiest to penetrate and its purpose is mostly for deterring. This circle usually consists of law enforcement personnel that scan the crowd, looking for known suspects. The Median Circle's purpose is to reject unauthorized persons from reaching the Close Circle. The outcome of utilizing the Median Circle is that it creates a "Sterile Zone" between itself and the Close Circle.
The Close Circle is the last line of defense, and it is considered a system failure if a hostile person reaches the Close Circle. This Circle is constructed from the VIP's Bodyguards, whose job is to protect the VIP at any cost (as opposed to Political VIP protection, Private VIP protection usually consists of only this circle). While the Distant and Median Circles are used for deterrence and will repel the hostile person from the VIP, usually by use of technology (Security cameras, metal detectors etc) - the Close Circle is used to protect the VIP by first protecting him physically and then removing him from harm's way.
This is done using the Human Factor and less by technological means. The main problem with VIP protection is that a Person becomes a Very Important Person because of his public exposure, and he would like to keep that exposure to the fullest. For VIP protection, this is a nightmare, because Maximum Exposure is a definite contradiction to Maximum Security. The easiest way to protect a VIP is to lock him up in a safe house, with no-one coming in - For a person who thrives on public exposure, this idea does not serve his needs.
How do we resolve this contradiction? By allowing more people to come through the Distant and Median Circles and tightening the Close Circle, and relying on the Bodyguards to stop any intrusion. Because of the close range and the short reaction time allowed, the main tool of protection in this situation is Krav Maga.
Our International Levels of the V.I.P. Protection Officer are :
- Bronze Shield
- Silver Shield
- Gold Shield
- Platinum Shield
In this framework we give a high level education in the field of VIP Security and Close Protection. You will be instructed by a team of the highest quality and level to ensure an experience you'll never forget, a course you couldn't get anywhere else.
Specific credentials and recommendations are needed in order to participate. Contact us for details & requirements.
Here you are able to find basic info about the content of the first section of training. Each section has its basic, advance and reppetition segments. Below is the curriculum of the first part of the course, at minimum of 9 days of training. it covers half of the material needed for Bronze Shield.
- V.I.P. protection.
General purposes, background and goals
- Documentary film(s) (assassinations and attempts), followed by a short discussion and brainstorming about the actual event(s)
- Procedures; principles; Behavior of the officer
- Securing an installation; Basic simulations
- Equipment and gear; First aid; Emergency response
- Manners and behavior as the foundations to employment
- Summery and forward to the advanced section of the course
- Fitness, stamina and power test
- Coordination, learning speed, capability and comprehension test
- Basic attacks
- Attacks with firearm as a blunt object
- Interchanging between firearms and basic KM techniques
- Attacks when a third party is involved
- Defending oneself:
- Against basic attacks (1)
- Against dangerous grabs (1)
- Armed assault(1)
- Armed threats (1)
- Moving the VIP (1)
- Defending the VIP against:
- Basic attack or grab (1)
- Knife attack (1)
- Knife threat (1)
- Pistol threat (1)
- Dealing with different incidents when VIP is:
- Near or inside a car
- In a confined area (room, corridor)
- Among crowd
- Mental training and preparation - Aggression; Determination
- Courage; Overcoming or ignoring danger in-order to defend others.
- Firearms (the introductory course include 5 session with firearms)
- Dry drill (1) - safety and security in training and in routine, carrying a firearm, general behavior and more A session with the firearm includes a segment of 2 hours dry drill and 2-4 hours live fire. The goal to reach is training with a VIP in a shooting range in static situations
- Session 1 - Holding the pistol and shooting with one hand
- Session 2 - Enhancing abilities and the draw and shooting with 2 hands
- Session 3 - Enhancing abilities and turning
- Session 4 - Enhancing abilities and working with a VIP
- Session 5 - Simulations and summerizing drills
Note - The program depends on the level of participants, a shift in emphasis may be done as needed accordingly. a Diploma for successful completion will be titled for this part.
3rd Party Protection (VIP) Introduction
The main concept behind 3rd party protection is, quite obviously, to protect someone other than yourself. Cases can be placed on a scale from natural (like a mother protecting her child), through a responsibility based protection (a teacher or commander), to professionals (a Bodyguard protecting his client).
Third party protection Krav Maga is needed because of its difference from the basic self defense situation: Physically, one must use the technique to protect someone else and not himself, by taking two physical actions; the first is removing the 3rd party from danger's way. The second is parrying the attacks for the 3rd party. Emotionally, one must make a switch in his mind; "switch off" his sense of self preservation, and "switch on" his sense of duty (natural, responsibility based or professional).
Krav Maga makes a person mentally ready for situations like these and gives him tools to react in the right way in the right state of mind in these times.
An interesting example for a natural and instinctive 3rd party protection can be seen in this story: While pregnant with our first child, my wife went to a maternity course. When she climbed the stairs on her way there, she tripped down. Her first instinct was not to protect her head, or thwart away the steps as she fell towards them, but rather to protect her abdomen with her hands, and use her upper-body to cushion the fall. This example shows that 3rd Party protection is found in nature, but only in special circumstances and not in the normal course of things.