Over the past several months I have received phone calls and or emails questioning why ASI Executive Protection Training Academy requires all bodyguard students to be certified in Taser.
One must look at my 27-years as a professional Law Enforcement Officer having worked with one of the best State Law Enforcement Agency in the United States. Having said that, training and technology has changed over the years and more officers are being saved because of their education in the field of their profession, knowledge in the area of what tools are available to them, discipline in knowing how to handle situations and as a professional bodyguard being mentally prepared for anything.
As I have said before, training in martial arts is not a tool that is required to be a professional bodyguard although there is no problem with someone having knowledge of it.
Carrying a concealed firearm in the performance of your duties I believe is a requirement when it comes to being “EP Ready” as I like to call it. However; please keep in mind that a firearm is used for “Deadly Force”. You don’t shoot to wound nor does one fire warning shots to escape and seek a safe haven.
I have studied many videos depicting bodyguards going hands on with a suspect all while having their client within the target area and exposed to being injured. At ASI Executive Protection Training Academy, our students are taught the “Art of Executive Protection” from a non-contact and avoidance technique. My training and experience tells me that, being educated, smart and well trained is how a professional bodyguard handles different situations.
This is where the C2-Taser Certification Training comes into play. A professional bodyguard who is carrying a concealed secondary weapon (C2-Taser) who encounters an escalating situation while walking with his client can revert to stopping the suspect without the use of deadly force. In deploying the C2-Taser, the bodyguard does not go hands on with the suspect, does not leave the side of his client and can seek a safe haven location all within 30-seconds.
The practical side of C2-Taser Training at ASI is designed to prep and prepare the student for possible court testimony in the event the C2-Taser is deployed and it does not stop the suspect and because of this deadly force was used.
You see without the proper training and practical knowledge, one could not explain the effects from a hit of the C2-Taser.
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