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Third-Party Protection Certification

If you are looking to start a career as a professional bodyguard to protect Very Important People (VIP), or if you already work in Municipal or Federal policing or special forces,
Tip of Spear offers the world-renound IKMF VIP Protection course. Tip of Spear's lead instructor is qualified to teach the IKMF VIP Protection course up to the bronze level.

Program Concept:

"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)."

"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." - From the IKMF VIP Protection website

Course content:

  • IKMF Krav Maga contact combat

  • Weapons defenses

  • Movement tactics

  • Cover and evacuation

  • Screening

  • Scenario training

  • Mentality required

This is a highly specialized course and is offered by request only.  For more information, please contact us.

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