How to transition from Athlete to Bodyguard and continue thriving
The Body Guard must be constantly vigilant while executing a wide range of responsibilities at uncompromising levels to ensure the safety and security of his client.
Coming from an athletic background you might not be familiar with exactly what a bodyguard does.
Some of the key attributes of a bodyguard that make athletes good candidates for this position are being skilled physically, competent, calm, physically strong and, most importantly, attentive--like, don't drop the ball attentive.
As far as the nuts and bolts of the job go, the right candidates will require some special schooling and training to fill in the knowledge gaps, and there is one course perfect for this that no prospective bodyguard should be without.
The course guides the individual through the acquisition of licenses for carrying out his professional activities such as carrying weapons and driving various classes of vehicles. In addition, the bodyguard must be aware of the content of a large number of regulations and rules, and be able to apply these rules in practice.
And the qualities of the bodyguard are... what exactly?
It is not enough to be physically fit and have a single strong constitution, you have to be very smart, maybe even a cunning person. Athletes are used to looking at those around them as opponents, and in the theatre of guarding things are that much more complicated. This ability, however, to look at anyone and everyone as a potential threat, to try and get inside of their minds and anticipate what they may do, is invaluable. Only through increased sensitivity to one's surroundings can the ability to anticipate danger be honed and mastered.
One can clarify the basic duty of a bodyguard: to protect a person or persons of interest.
However, not everything is so simple. This duty is divided into many large and small functions, which must be performed qualitatively. Working as a bodyguard is a very responsible profession. There is also a job description for this boat, in which the tasks showed the following:
- - competent execution of the functions assigned to the employee;
- - vigilance throughout the day;
- - taking measures to eliminate threats against the protected person;
- - focus on their work, prohibiting the distraction of external factors;
- - the use of decisive, competent and coordinated functions in the event of danger or threat
And the dangers of the profession are not a few
There are four types of hazards that bodyguards can expose.
They are classified according to reality.
There is the so-called "potential danger". It implies that the bodyguard profession is dangerous in itself. A target can be not only the protected person, but also his direct police. It is worth noting the so-called "competitive war" and its subspecies. The thing is, the higher the tension from "above", the greater the risk of danger to the bodyguard itself.
The next point of view is the imaginary danger. Its essence is already clear from the name: the bodyguard himself represents in his own mind a kind of threat. This situation can be both positive and negative. On the one hand, a sense of imaginary danger can be a good intuition. And on the other hand - the usual anxiety, which in no case should be subjected to a bodyguard.
The liability caused is a kind of danger that he can cause himself. Quite simply, the poor performance of a bodyguard leads to real threats and dangers that will be caused directly by the personal guard.
And, of course, the real danger. Explain this phenomenon does not make sense. However, it is worth mentioning that the bodyguard is always removed first, and only then an important person.
Because the role of a bodyguard is as exciting as it is lucrative, the role is perfect for someone coming from an athletic background who is used to performing under stress and for high stakes
Those interested in applying for the course in bodyguard are recommended to register as soon as they can. Oftentimes students have to wait months for an opening if they do not register early enough.
The course duration is 1 year or less during which time the student will experience full immersion in many theatres of defense tactics. Practical exercises will be implemented throughout the year to both condition the body to perform in different environments as well as to make your actions and instincts second nature. In a crises situation, life or death can be determined in an instant, and the effective Bodyguard will know how to assess a situation within moments and take decisive action in order to secure the safety of his client. The course will train the Bodyguard to use his environment to his advantage as well as how to make connections wherever he is going so that he has allies to support him in a crisis. Communication is often key to survival, and often management of personal must be coordinated so that a client’s life is not put in jeopardy. First aid skills will be taught throughout the course, as well as how to improvise temporary measures when supplies are not readily at hand. The successful Bodyguard is also a businessman, and must never reveal anything about his client. He must be versed in espionage, counterintelligence, detective work, surveillance, as well as onsite security.
Being a BodyGuard is a satisfying and lucrative career as it is the affluent and influential who are in need of these services, and the BodyGuard is oftentimes more trusted by the client than even his closest family ties. At the end of this course you will have the opportunity to obtain a well-paid job through the Program for a Profitable Career or to confidently advance in your Professional Career.
Being a bodyguard is not your typical 9-5 job: It comes with advantages that create a rewarding lifestyle including:
Let’s face it, the thrill of being a guard may be quite different from the sports arena thrills you are used to. However, remember this, that instead of saving plays you will be saving lives, and that is certainly an encouraging thought indeed.What better way to achieve financial stability and comfort for you and your family than by serving and protecting the lives of others.
There is no better time to start on a pathway toward financial balance, psychological comfort, and begin enjoying all of the advantages that come from a profitable career!