Bodyguards as you’d imagine are for the rich and famous only. You would be mistaken, bodyguards are available to anybody who needs them and can pay their rates. Hiring bodyguards is a very extreme step you must understand; they are not a tool to be abused or misused, bodyguards and there for your protection and you must use them as such. What sorts of situations would you need bodyguards in? Say for example you’re having a messy split from a partner. Things can get heated and if they’re particularly violent you or your friends and family could be at constant risk, and with an increase of personal violent crime you cannot afford to take any chances. Bodyguards are only to be brought in with the most extreme cases mind you. If you’re truly afraid for your safety or your life bodyguards are the best option when it comes to defence and deterrence. The effectiveness of bodyguards comes down to mostly visual, they’re big and they look strong, and this visual dominating appearance is enough to keep most attackers at bay for fear of their own personal safety. When dealing with someone who disregards this visual presence, bodyguards are training in defence techniques in order to protect themselves and you while subduing the attacker. Bodyguards have either been specially trained in a way to know these techniques, or they are former army or police officers who have prior knowledge of these methods.
Joining a firm of bodyguards requires a lot of patience and training, you need to be trained in the art of defence for yourself and others, you need to be trained in the art of observation and risk assessment, and you need to go through a rigorous training exercise of gaining mass and increasing general cardiovascular fitness. You need to be like a brick wall that knows kung fu. When you join a firm of bodyguards you also need to have confidence and act like a professional. You don’t have to be massive assertive or being totally stoic all the time, but keep your senses sharpened and your demeanour calm and you should be fine.