THE ULTIMATE BODYGUARD
Krav Maga is not limited to self-protection. At higher levels of training, students learn not only to keep themselves safe, but to protect others as well. In order to be an effective bodyguard, a practitioner of Krav Maga must learn additional techniques that take into consideration new situational dynamics that emerge when a second figure is involved. The psychology and physical mechanics of defending another person differ significantly from personal self-defence. Factors such as directionality (as per ballistics), force and mass, speed, cover/shelter, situational awareness, transportation, emotional reactivity, and more change when guarding an untrained target. This requires a bodyguard to have tremendous awareness, conditioning, and specific skills above and beyond those he/she has developed for personal protection. Krav Maga, as a system developed on the streets, takes situational awareness to another level. Understanding the limitations and advantages of various venues is the first, key step toward creating VIP safe-zones, and is a critical component of our field training. Improvement of reaction time is absolutely critical, and ties in seamlessly with functional and fighting fitness programs that we offer in our VIP-Protection (bodyguard) program. Skills development takes place concurrently with conditioning, and involves learning Krav Maga techniques that are employed when acting one-on-one and in a team. Team formation is addressed intensively, as it’s vital that bodyguards be able to move fluidly from position to position competently and effectively.
Ultimately, the aim of VIP-Protection training is to improve the performance of duty, which, in the case of bodyguards’ duty, translates into fewer injuries and fatalities for both VIP targets and the bodyguards themselves.