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Category: Derek Smith

Training and Skills You Need To Become a Bodyguard

Training and Skills You Need To Become a Bodyguard

When I was in the military working as a special agent for both the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and for Army CID, I spent time as a protective services agent, also known as a bodyguard. I have had the pleasure of guarding countless generals and politicians as well as Oprah Winfrey, Colin Powell, Read More

How to Get Started as a Bodyguard for Celebrities

How to Get Started as a Bodyguard for Celebrities

The role of a bodyguard is to protect people who are typically wealthy, famous, political figures, and other at-risk persons and sometimes to protect their property. To become a bodyguard, you need to possess or acquire a broad range of skills in order to be considered for the job. When I was in the military Read More

The High Low/Low High Fighting Strategy

The High Low/Low High Fighting Strategy

When it comes to self-defense, I like to share with your methods that have proven effective for me in real combat. The high low and low high fighting strategy is an effective self-defense, MMA, and martial arts strategy for defeating your attacker. In this article I am going to explain this effective strategy, as well Read More

The Art of the Double Tap by Derek Smith

The Art of the Double Tap by Derek Smith

As a special agent, we had a concept we used in shooting called a “Double Tap.” Double-tapping meant that when we fired a shot into a target, we would rapidly fire a second shot into the same area without hesitation. We would not fire, look to see if we hit and then fire again, we Read More

The Everyday Benefits of Martial Arts Training

The Everyday Benefits of Martial Arts Training

I have been in the martial arts for almost 40 years now. I still study them today even though my ex-wife said it’s “kid stuff, when are you going to give that up?” Well, my answer is that I will probably never stop doing martial arts training in some form because I love it and Read More

How To Increase The Power Of All Your Punches

How To Increase The Power Of All Your Punches

People I have trained have often asked me why my punches are so powerful and how they can learn to generate power just as I do. In this article, I am going to explain how I can generate the power that I do. It is nothing special; you must learn proper body mechanics.