Bodyguard Training

Do you want to be a bodyguard?

Top 5 tips to being a bodyguard:

1. Stay Aware

You must be ready for the unexpected, keep your eyes open to threats and be on the look out for any possible dangers. A good bodyguard is always in a state of Code Yellow.

To learn what Code Yellow means, read Chapter 10 in HOSTAGE.

2. Be Prepared

Have a plan in case of an emergency, put important contact numbers on speed dial and pack a Go-bag.

To discover what Connor has in his Go-bag, read Chapter 26 in HOSTAGE

3. Flight Over Fight

In a dangerous situation, the best move is to ‘Escape the Kill Zone’. Put as much distance between yourself and the threat. For a bodyguard and his Principal, that is always the safest and most sensible option.

To see what Connor does in a hostile situation, read Chapter 48 in HOSTAGE But sometimes you can’t escape, so…

4. Know How To Defend Yourself

A good bodyguard trains in martial arts on a regular basis. He must be able to defend his Principal, as well as himself from physical attack.

To discover what self-defence skills Connor learns, read Chapter 14 and 15 in HOSTAGE.

5. Learn First Aid

This is perhaps one of the most vital skills a bodyguard can acquire. First Aid could literally save someone’s life – which is the whole purpose of being a bodyguard.


Chris Bradford is a true believer in ‘practising what you preach’. For his award-winning Young Samurai series, he trained in samurai swordmanship, karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu.

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