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Category: Derek Smith

Embracing the Warrior Spirit Within

Embracing the Warrior Spirit Within

“Let us set for ourselves a standard so high that it will be a glory to live up to it, and then let us live up to it and add a new laurel to the crown of America.” — Woodrow Wilson If you are not thinking, acting, and training like a warrior, you are setting Read More

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Bodyguards

What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Bodyguards

When you think about a classic bodyguard, what are the first things that come to mind? Thanks to movies, one of the first things you probably think of is Kevin Costner in the film, The Bodyguard. After that, you probably think of the Secret Service, or presidential bodyguards, that engage in shootouts and fights with Read More

Understanding the Life of a Bodyguard by Derek Smith

Understanding the Life of a Bodyguard by Derek Smith

I spent many years as a bodyguard in the military and as a civilian agent. During that time, I was able to meet and guard such principals as Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Costner, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld, Hillary Clinton, and Norman Schwarzkopf. As a bodyguard, your duty is to protect the hiring authority, an individual, or Read More

How To Increase Your Shooting Ability Without Firing a Single Shot

How To Increase Your Shooting Ability Without Firing a Single Shot

If you carry or even own a weapon, you should want to be a better shooter. We all want to be better shooters. Well, in this article, I am going to give you a tip to make you better, and that is increasing your grip strength to improve your shooting.

Becoming a Protection Operative

Becoming a Protection Operative

Have you ever thought about taking all this knowledge and training we provide you here at TRS and using it to start a new career? Have you ever dreamed of being a close protection operative and guarding celebrities or wealthy clients? Well, how much do you know about the field? I have spent many years Read More

Street Self-Defense: Recognize When, and When Not, To Shoot

Street Self-Defense: Recognize When, and When Not, To Shoot

If you carry a gun, you have to face the reality that someday you may find yourself in a situation where you must use your gun. Unfortunately, there are many people who never fully think this through. They were lucky enough to get a concealed carry license because they felt they needed it. However, they Read More