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WE, at ISA-ISRAEL, have trained in the last 32 years thousands of ELITE Protection operatives and Management personnel from more than 100 countries.

We are proud to realize that we have reached an internationally acclaimed status and we are considered as “one of the Best” institution for security qualification. Thus, we continue to enhance, improve and maximize our Graduates employment opportunities after qualifying with ISA – ISRAEL.

The Multinational aspect of our groups assist in networking an aspect that after graduation assists participants to manage and develop their professional careers individually.

 In order to give our trainees real “field” experience we run our courses in a unique and especial “moving training mode” .

Visiting and practicing “live” PROTECTION MISSION drills in various countries that helps much to reach expertise and familiarization with various aspects required from ELITE Protection Operatives in various environments & conditions .



The Modern Musketeer, Biaoshi or Samurai in the 21st Century


A hundred years ago in the western world there were those who chose to serve in the protection of their employers and they were called “Musketeers”. In the Far East, they were known as “Biaoshi& Samurai”. No matter what they were called, all knew the definition of their profession and their duties:

To keep their Protégés and their families safe and secure wherever they need.

In the 21st century
, those who deal with the protection of their employers are called Bodyguards, Close Protection Operatives, and VIP/Executive Protection Specialists. More recently, they have been called PSD Operators and Personal Security Details/Detachments because of their deployment in Iraq or Afghanistan which have become known as the most dangerous areas for VIPs (not necessary heads of state).

Many romantic stories and legends were told about these unique individuals and in most of these stories they were described as the bravest of warriors, heroes or supermen. This profession created an aura around those who chose to specialize and live by the rules of the field. It is one of the oldest professions in the world.

This sector gave society a few norms of behavior that gained high respect and honor from its communities.

The massive changes that globalization has brought to all areas of life has also created grave concerns for both personal safety and the protection of investments located in critical areas around the globe. These specially trained and highly skilled personnel are hired to protect individuals or assets of organizations that operate in High-Risk environments or may face violent crime or Terrorism encounters.

We all know that in modern democratic society, public bodies, economic companies, media, cultural, entertainment and industrial organizations and others are managed by Senior Executives/Decisions Makers.  These Executives are symbols of power and wealth. Their high position places them in the public eye and media attention, and, as a result, they are liable to be targeted by both individuals and groups (competitors, terrorist and crime organizations, mentally unstable individuals, etc.).

Many of the VIPs/Executives often refrain from using protection services because of the lack of reliable and efficient professional services and because of the increase in price (due to the lack of a suitable infrastructure allowing better service for less money).

As a result, many of them take unnecessary risks, not only for themselves and their organizations but also for their families, employees and even innocent by passers.

The lack of sufficient secure and safe conditions/atmosphere for these VIPs/Executives prevents or reduces opportunities for development for the entire society.


A designated course for

Elite Protection Personnel

Special note

We believe that the VIP Protection branch is the most important in the security field. Among all the various security fields, it requires the highest level of skills, know-how, practical experience, quality of people and seriousness, especially because the danger to a human life is the gravest and most immediate.

 Our graduates who work in the field of sensitive Installation’s Security or securing valuables in transit or other Assets will be able to do so very efficiently, without any further training.

Our objective:

  • To introduce the Israeli VIP Protection Concepts,Methods and Tactics.
  • To enable trainees to test their fitness and ability to work in the VIP Protection branch.
  • To ensure that our trainees will have the basic knowledge, methods, and skills that will allow them to both respond to and neutralize a wide variety of threats to the safety and well-being of the VIP they were hired to protect.
  • To qualify, upgrade, sophisticate and enhance the operational capabilities of the Protection operative as a member of the Protection Team in a wide range of environments.
  • To enable each and every one of our trainees to continue giving reliable, efficient and professional services to their clients, mainly beyond the boundaries of their own region or country.


Who should attend?

Men & women between the ages 21 – 60 (No former experience required)


What is so special in this training program?

  • Combining practical and theoretical training methods.
  • Incorporation of special training methods for development of the participants’ self-confidence and reaction capabilities under high stress situations.
  • Coordination of subjects to develop Thinking, Initiative, and Motivation.
  • Live practice and simulation.
  • Our Training Programs are different, special and unique – we supply each participant with an unforgettable practical experience.
  • We don’t provide Rambo-style, but rather improve your mental and physical preparedness.
  • Our training takes place in a disciplined atmosphere.
  • Effective instruction, knowledge and practice improve mental and physical abilities. This will enhance self-confidence, and enable students to perform exemplary.
  • Our trainees originate from diverse backgrounds, and participate to create amicable training relationships.

What you will achieve :

  • The training will qualify, upgrade, sophisticate and enhance the tactical capabilities and operational fitness of those who wish to work as International Protection Operatives.
  • A basic understanding of the collection and evaluation of intelligence as it relates to the principal and threat assessment
  • Familiarity with typical attacker profiles and actions, based on and including case studies of actual assassinations and attempts.
  • Understand and practice scanning the surroundings for threats, in order to respond to them appropriately.
  • Knowledge of the basic history of protective services and the ability to identify key concepts and terms of this unique segment of the security field.
  • The information necessary to integrate all elements of an executive protection mission into a working field operation.
  • The ability to undertake threat analysis, including evaluations of internal and external threats.
  • The ability to successfully clear an area as safe from threats to the VIP. This process will be understood as part of an overall operation that involves movement by the VIP from one place to another.
  • Understand and practice correctly for motions related to both pedestrian and vehicular movement.
  • Understand and practice proper vehicle, person and room search techniques
  • Understanding the fundamentals of a protection team, in a manner that emphasizes team integration, cooperation and communication elements of a VIP protective mission.
  • The ability to plan the safe arrival and departure of a VIP within the context of a VIP Protection Team mission.
  • Understanding how to relay accurate information, such as descriptions and directions, to others in a protective service team.
  • The ability to build effective professional relationships with the police, security personnel, the public, businesses and employees within their field of operation.
  • The ability to undertake field operations involving vehicle and pedestrian movement, command center operation and static post assignments.
  • Awareness of technical capabilities such as surveillance, detection and alarm equipment.
  • Thorough understanding of how these mechanical and electronic assets can be integrated into Protection Team operations.
  • Understanding the importance of proper staffing, the assignment of protective services and other security personnel as it relates to the protection of the VIP.
  • Understanding of the ability to execute the necessary maintenance procedures of secured areas over extended periods where the VIP remains static.
  • Understanding of the value of such relationships in terms of enhancing service to the client, as well as increased safety for the client and others assigned to the mission.



Module 1 – The Protection operative

Mental Toughness, Empowerment & Preparedness Training

Self-awareness, Self Esteem, Emotional Intelligence, Self-confidence, Assertiveness and Stress management.

This is an extensive practical training program initiated by International Security Academy – Israel, based on the real Israeli expertise, concepts, and methods to strengthen people when coping with high pressure situations. It deals with self-empowerment and team-empowerment.

Israel and its citizens are continually under threat of terrorist attacks from within and from outside the country, therefore the Israeli population have been trained and given the ability to overcome unexpected attacks and to adapt to high threat situations of extreme violence. We give priority to the qualifications and involvement of our entire population in the struggle against violent crime or terrorism; we do not consider it as the concerns of the Law Enforcement only.

Our experience dictates that a person in a stronger mental and physical condition feel more self-confident, functions and cops much better with high stress situations resulting from crises and violence. We realized that self-confidence improves the participant’s character and behavior in their family, their awareness and desire to contribute, to be more involved and to influence the quality of life in the entire society, the lack of self-confidence turns people into aggressors or potential victims, who look and behave accordingly

Israel’s secret weapon has, and always will be, our entire society strength; or, more precisely, the education, training and preparation of Israelis have defeated and mitigated the violent crime and terrorism, and have helped and will continue to help bring healthy economy and high living standards to our country’s population.

Do not let anyone make you the victim !!!

Why we need Inner Strength?

  • A person with a strong mental and physical condition will demonstrate a high level of self-confidence, and is able to deal successfully with high-stress situations resulting from a personal crisis or a violent event.
  • High self-confidence and self-esteem will guarantee improvement of personal behavior, self-motivation, situational awareness, and pro-activeness. Thus, those critical elements will influence the individual’s quality of life.
  • Inner Strength prevents us from being victims of unfortunate circumstances. It is intended for forward thinking people, who wish to advance further then they have managed before.
  • Studies have shown that Inner strength is one of the most important characteristics of successful people.
  • Inner strength allows you to motivate and lead yourself and others from within. Inner strength is the ability to withstand adverse situations based on mental and physical fitness. It encompasses situational awareness, readiness and willingness to persist in difficult situations. The sources for personal inner strength are: confidence, spirituality, and mental strength.
  • Inner Strength permits you to be more independent and take responsibility for events that take place in your life; enabling a proactive mentality and risk-taking within the decision making process.
  • Most importantly, leaders need to understand the responsibility of their decisions and actions, and only leaders with inner strength will be guided from within. Due to the recent growing importance of entrepreneurship in our daily lives, we need to explore the core strength of our inner ability far more than ever before.

Do not let anyone make you the victim !!!

What is so special in the program?

  • The program is based on models developed by ISA-ISRAEL; Leveraging ISA core expertise has created a unique avant-garde development program concentrating on personal inner strength based leadership.
  • The program combines simulated and dynamic training, and hands-on drills infused with psychological solutions and emotional resiliency training.
  • Our primary objective is to provide our trainees with an unforgettable experience that is unique, a magnificent opportunity to develop and apply solid inner strengths.
  • Our Training programs are different, special and unique – we supply each participant with an unforgettable practical experience.
  • The various analyses together with the vast experience accumulated in Israel and throughout the world have led to an unequivocal conclusion:

To improve our ability to understand and operate under emotional and psychological stress, during situations of violence and pressure, we combine practical training, simulations of unusual situations, and drills.

Our preparation methods for this struggle resembles a vaccine against viruses, which is actually a weakened dosage of the cause of the illness, which causes the immune system to strengthen without damaging it, thus achieving future inoculation against similar diseases.

Participant’s achievements

The participants will:

  • Experience a deep, sustainable genuine change with preparedness for future challenges.
  • Possess a solid proactive sense, “take-charge” mode, and strong personal visions that serve as life guidance in decision making process.
  • Have supreme confidence, high self-esteem, and a lucid state of mind.
  • Get steadfast improvement to function under pressure mentally and physically.
  • Feel renewed and will experience personal growth and be highly motivated.
  • Improve self-control; be able to mitigate and overcome any intimidations,  which typically appear in modern society.
  • Discover and sustain their personal inner strength.

Dear friends from all level of society, hope and faith is very helping to overcome crisis but the real solution to defeat your street crime/terror and unsafe feeling is to support your leaders and law enforcement and take action by improving your own inner strength and physical abilities to struggle against the “evils” that try to terrorize your life daily. 

Personal Security

  • How to Prevent from becoming a victim
  • Don’t look like a victim
  • Mental Approach
  • While driving
  • If followed while driving
  • Additional While driving
  • Parking Lot safety
  • Home safety
  • Walking
  • Suspicious person
  • Conclusion
  • Responding to an attack
  • After an attack or incident

Avoid Assault (Women)

  • Avoiding an attack
  • Date/ Acquaintance Rape
  • Preventing Date/ Acquaintance rape
  • Stranger attacks
  • Things a rapist looks for in a victim
  • How to prevent an attack
  • Operative Safety Issues Other helpful tips for prevention
  • Types of Attack
    • The con, The Blitz, The surprise
  • Confronting an attacker
  • How one can react if attacked
  • Fighting Back
  • Selecting a self-defense strategy
  • Key points to fighting back
  • Demonstrations
  • Straight knee kick
  • Rear choke attacks
  • Use of weapons
  • Operative Safety issues
  • Elements of aggression
  • Dealing with aggression
  • Verbal De-escalation
  • Applying verbal – escalation to aggressive situation
  • VPO Qualifications Report writing in use of force cases
  • Conclusion
  • Course Objectives
  • VIP Protection Operative
  • VPO Qualities
  • VPO Professional Requirements
  • VPO’s Equipment
  • Personal clothing
  • Personal Equipment
    • Weapon Selection, Handling and concealment
    • Holsters
  • Personal Protection Operative
  • Personal Conduct and attitude
  • Mission/ Service Preparations

Ethics of the VPO

  • Globalization and its effects
  • Bringing the world’s 2nd oldest profession to the forefront
  • The safeguard of a master
  • 10 commandments of a close protection operative
  • CPO code of ethics
  • Practicing professionalism
  • Why unethical behavior occurs
  • Conclusion

The use of force

  • Introduction
  • The use of force in general
  • Justifying the use of force
  • Force alternatives defined
  • Excessive force liability
  • Duties that accompany the use of force

Professional Guides for the VPO

  • Observation skills and memory
  • Observation Your five senses
    • Sight
  • Hearing
  • Smell
  • Touch
  • Taste
  • Memory
  • How to improve your senses

Effective communication

  • Definition
  • Due diligence
  • Channels of communication
  • 6 essentials of effective communication
  • Verifying communications with feedback
  • Myths and misconceptions in communications
  • Proper use pf communication devices
    • Two way radio
    • Intercom

VPO commandments

Israeli VIP Protection & Counter Terrorism 

Concepts, methods and tactics

Module 2 – Familiarization with the Potential Adversary

The adversary

  • Introduction
  • Definition
  • Types of Adversaries
  • Motives
  • Objectives
  • Adversaries MO
    • Shorts range, Medium range,  Long  range
  • Stages in preparing an attack
  • Typical offenders
  • Professional killers and mercenaries

Analysis of past events

  • Past events
  • Aldo Moro Killing
  • Assaults analysis
  • Motives
  • Modus operandi and ranges
  • Identification
  • Ranges
  • Attacks location
  • Casualties
  • Analysis conclusion

Foundations for surveillance

  • Introduction
  • General types
  • Covert Personal Surveillance
  • Overt Personal Surveillance
  • Covert Electronic Surveillance
  • Overt Electronic Surveillance
  • Equipment Requirements
  • Surveillance detection

The Goal Surveillance detection Principles

  • Surveillance Pattern Identification
  • Axioms
  • How Terrorists Select Targets /victims
  • Methods of gathering P.O.I
  • Areas of concern
  • Terrorist Surveillance
  • Attack site selection
  • Choke points – Selection

Indicators of Surveillance activity

  • What Surveillants fear from
  • Surveillance Pattern Identification
  • Surveillance indicators
  • Possible Surveillance indicators (mobile)
  • What to look for in vehicles
  • Possible Surveillance indicators (fixed)
  • Possible Surveillance indicators (Combination)
  • How Surveillants behave
  • What to look for
  • What to look for in people
  • Make no assumptions
  • Sixth Sense
  • Concerns
  • Counter surveillance
  • Counter Surveillance tactics
  • Summary

Pre- Incident Indicators to Terrorist Attack

  • Course objectives
  • Normal activity
  • Identifying Activity Types
    • Suspicious activity, actions and behavior
  • Individual Behaviors
    • Apparel and Accessories
    • Body language
    • Behavior in crowds
    • Reactions to police or uniformed personnel
    • Personal interactions
  • Suspicious vehicle characteristics
  • Recognizing suspicious activity / assessing activity / reacting to activity
  • Notification
  • Dangerous activity / reacting to dangerous activity
  • What else can you do?

Al Qaeda Espionage Manual

  • Detecting Surveillance
  • Gathering information
  • Surveillance on foot and by car
  • The drawing of the Target
  • Target Information
  • Ideal Motives for Recruiting Informants

Introduction to body language

  • Territory
  • Different Cultures
  • When you invade my space
  • Masks we wear
  • Jockeying for position
  • Looking
  • Actions speak louder than words
  • Misinterpretation = trouble
  • Troubles
  • Definition
  • Some notions of body language
  • Posture
  • Types of posture
  • Inclusive or non – inclusive
  • Face to face
  • Congruent – incongruent
  • Parts of the body and language
    • Body movement include
    • The meaning of gestures
    • Recommendations

Body language speaks

  • How does the body speak
  • Why is it important to understand body language
  • How the body communicates from head to toes
    • Head
    • Face
      • Eyes, Ears, Nose, Cheeks, Lips and mouth
    • Arms
    • Hands
    • Fingers
    • Legs and feet
  • Walking
  • How people of various parts of the world view Americans
  • For all of us…

Different types of body language

  • Body language clusters of signals and postures
  • Aggressive body language
  • Bored body language
  • Closed body language
  • Deceptive body language
  • Defensive body language
  • Emotional body language
  • Evaluating body language
  • Open body language
  • Power body language
  • Relaxed body language
  • Submissive body language

Body language Sociological perspectives

  • Bodily language is crucial for our performance
  • Henley and Goffman
  • Emerson’s three themes
  • Setting
  • Demeanor
  • The Standards
  • Example
  • Vertical
  • Paralanguage
  • Power
  • Items
  • 5 categories of interaction

Body language interpreting movements

  • Objectives
  • Verbal communication
  • Non Verbal
  • Different body positions and meanings
  • How to transmit self confidence
  • Face expressions
  • Signs of nervousness and tension

Interpreting body movements

  • Hands behind the back
  • Hands together
  • Arms folded
  • Hands behind the head
  • The forearm
  • Fingers and fists
  • Hand shaking
  • Lies
  • The nose when lying
  • The neck and lies
  • What can I say
  • Seating
  • Sitting around a table
  • Sitting – women
  • Sitting – men
  • Body language – sexual stimulation

Body language in confrontational situations

  • Definition
  • Types of body language
  • Positive body language details
  • Negative body language details
  • Verbal control of confrontational situations
  • Personal space
  • Bulk up
  • Slim down
  • Stature
  • Tidbits
  • Danger! Danger!
  • You and the law
  • Conclusion
  • Stature

Telling and detecting lies

  • Deception
  • Liars vs truth tellers
  • Recent Example: Soham murders
  • Theory
  • Emotional Approach
  • Cognitive approach
  • Attempted control paradigm
  • Virk et al
  • Nonverbal indicators of deception
  • Verbal indicators
  • Over generalized statement
  • Non – verbal behavior
  • Mann et al 2002
  • Eye blinks
  • Cross racial nonverbal errors
  • The cross cultural – verbal communications error
  • Accuracy of professional lie catchers
  • Meta – analysis
  • From cues to detection ability
    • Why so poor
    • Pinocchio’s nose
    • Why are we so poor at detecting lies
    • Heuristics and biases
    • Experience at lying helps
    • Communication
    • Training
    • Why do liars get caught
    • What makes a good liar
    • Psychopaths make good liars

Reading the tells

  • Non- verbal communication professional uses
  • objectives
  • conversation in context
  • the limbic system
  • Areas to look for in “tells”
    • Legs and feet
    • Upper body non verbal’s
    • Non verbal’s of the arm
    • Hand and finger non verbal’s
    • Non verbal’s of the face
    • Detecting deception


  • Aggressive behavior
  • Escalation/ de-escalation continuum

Questioning and Suspect Identification

  • Personal profile
  • Behavior
  • Physical responses
  • Circumstances
  • Local citizen / foreign citizen
  • Vehicle
  • Photography
  • Luggage and body search

Trends in International Terrorism

  • Objectives
  • Evolution of Terrorism
  • Motives of Terrorism
  • Defining terrorism
  • US Policy on Terrorism
  • Terrorist threats
  • Threats of Spectacular terrorism
  • Regional trends: Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Middle East
  • Major Terrorist Organizations
  • Religious Extremist Groups: Al Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Al – Gama ’at Al- Islamiyah, Armed Islamic Group, Ad Hoc Groups
  • Radical Palestinian Groups
  • State Sponsors of Terrorism: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria,
  • Separatists and Ethnic Groups
  • Leftist Groups
  • Summary

Weapons of Terrorism: small arms, explosives and incendiaries

  • Methods of terror
  • Introduction
  • Small arms – Kalashnikov
    • AK’s Around the world
    • Ugly Beauty
    • Ammunition for the Automat Kalashnikov the 7.62x 39
    • Cracking the AK combination tool
    • AK Forearms and rails
    • China’s last Kalashnikov
    • Replacing – the AN 94 Nikonov is a unique design, but is it too expensive for today’s mother Russia
  • Suspicious things to look for
  • Explosives and incendiaries
  • Weapons of Terrorism: Nuclear and radiological
    • Types
    • Proliferation of nuclear weapons
    • Responding to attacks by nuclear weapons
    • Preventing the threat of nuclear terrorism
  • Weapons of terror: Biological and chemical
    • Biological Terrorism
    • Anatomy of a Bioterrorist Attack
    • Motives for bioterrorism
    • Responses to Bioterrorism
    • Chemical agents
  • Proportion of death from terrorism and total death in the US
  • Death rate of various causes in 2000 USA and that from terrorism

Module 3 – The Protégé

The Protégé

  • The VIP
  • Types of VIP
  • Co-operation with the VIP
  • Briefing the VIP
  • Brief the VIP/ Preventive Behavior
  • VIP Questionnaire Safe Room
  • Part 1: Daily Routine
  • Part 2: Travel Patterns and Security
  • Part 3: Residential Security
  • Part 4: Route analysis

Advanced security checklist

  • Have you:
  • Last minute
  • Advanced survey
    • Pre advance
    • Advance general
    • Site Advantage – All locations

Module 4 – General Security – Threat assessment


Security Awareness

  • Introduction
  • Security awareness

History of Security Design

  • Introduction
  • Walled Fortresses
  • Near Modern Design

Vulnerability analysis process

  • Defining the assets
  • Prioritization of assets
  • Conclusion

General Security Preparedness

  • Emergency Situations
  • Types of workplace violence
  • Reporting a threat on an incident report
  • Warning signs
  • Preventing workplace violence
  • Dealing with potentially violent persons
  • Physical intervention
  • After its over
  • Bomb threats
  • Motives for bomb threats and bombings
  • Prevention
  • Common places for bomb placement
  • A bomb threat in writing / by phone
  • If an evacuation is authorized
  • When dealing with a bomb threat
  • Search guidelines
  • If an explosion occurs
  • Types of workplace substance abuse – and how to combat it
  • Places where drugs are sold at work
  • Detecting drug activity at the workplace
  • When you see an employee probably under the influence
  • Escorting someone under the influence
  • Evidence
  • Recognizing substance abuse
  • Detecting narcotics
  • How heroin is packaged
  • Detecting depressants/ stimulants/ hallucinogens/ cannabis/ inhalants
  • Counterterrorism measures
  • WMD
    • Preventing / dealing
  • VIP Protection – the guard must protect
  • VIP Protection techniques

Physical Security System Components

  • Introduction
  • System components
  • Security Survey
  • Performance Testing

Advance and Security Planning

  • Prevention through planning
  • The base for planning
  • Description of an advance
  • Advance Terminology
  • Surveys
  • Plans and reports
  • Protection operations
  • Protection movement
  • Importance of advance work
  • Self confidence
  • Protectee Confidence
  • Confidence of others
  • Detail image
  • Personnel Evaluation
  • Training
  • Short notice advances
  • Small detail advances
  • Intelligence source
  • Elements of an Advance
  • Intelligence
  • Technical Security
  • Communications
  • Transportation
  • Medical
  • Administration
  • Manpower
  • Advance Team Composition
  • Advance Team Leader
  • Site and route Supervisors
  • Specialists
  • Major detail teams
  • Staff advance sequence
  • Advance Sequence
  • Notification
  • Team selection and briefing
  • Internal and external coordination
  • Departure preparation
  • Arrival Contacts
  • Preliminary meetings
  • Conduct of Surveys
  • Team meetings and requirements
  • Writing the plan
  • Detail leader briefing and final briefings
  • Team leader and sire supervisor duties
  • Post Advance Procedures
  • Visiting Foreign Dignitaries
  • Advancing permanent sites
  • Short notice advances
  • Advance hazards and problems

The Intelligence

  • Surveillance Detection Program
  • Threat Analysis/ Assessment
  • Attack Sites
  • Countermeasures (defensive Tactics)
  • Route analysis
  • Surveillance Detection
  • Correlation
  • Controlled Inconsistency
  • Narrow the playing field for the attacker
  • Organized attacks time table
  • Total Defensive barriers of the CP team, Protection team

Protective Threat Risk Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Protective analysis Program
  • Protocols of analysis
  • Observed behavior
  • Who is dangerous
  • Violent action
  • Analysis elements
  • Threats of violence
  • Attack related behavior
  • Threat Analysis
  • Protective analysis
  • Protective threat analysis
  • Risk Analysis
  • Case management
  • Conclusion

Module 5 –VPO mode of Operation

Single VPO operation

  • Objective
  • Definitions
  • MO of Adversary
  • Security circles
  • The parameters for Determining and choosing the operatives station
  • Protection in Motion – Walking formations
    • Protection while walking
    • Considerations in choice of walking axis
    • Emphasis for starting point
    • Security Problems while moving by foot
  • Residence Security
  • Office of the protégé
  • VPO’s Activities involving tight security
    • Preliminary inspection and searches
    • The VPO’s one on one security
  • Security in sports and recreation
  • Security in Motion – Public transportation
    • Train transportation
    • Air / maritime transportation
  • VIP Protection in Hotels
  • Where to go and What to ask
  • What level of Security
  • What does Convenience, Privacy, property, safety, access, protection and Stronghold mean
  • Emergency Situation
  • Response of Security Force – Single operation
  • Security Abroad
  • Airplane / Helicopter
  • Sea Transportation
  • Border Crossing Procedures
  • Unofficial crossings/ checkpoints
  • International Border Crossings (country to Country)
  • General Crossing Guidelines and Precautionary Measures
  • National checkpoints
  • Authorized/ government controlled
  • Unauthorized / militia controlled
  • General guidelines for unauthorized/ Militia controlled checkpoints
  • VIP Protection in Hotels
    • Where to go and What to ask
    • What level of Security
    • What does Convenience, Privacy, property, safety, access, protection and Stronghold mean
  • Emergency Situation
  • Response of Security Force – Single operation

Operational bodyguard techniques

  • Operational Bodyguard Techniques
  • Conduct guidelines for bodyguards
  • Improving eye utilization
    • Peripheral vision
  • Emergency voice communication
    • Threat vocabulary
    • Location of the threat
  • Threat recognition
    • Observe
      • Observation guidelines
    • Question
    • Plan
      • Additional
      • Protective option
    • Reading body language
    • Protective judgment
    • The protective concept

Principles of Patrol

  • Introduction
  • The Purpose of Patrol
  • Types of Patrol
  • Preparation for Patrol
  • Techniques of Patrol
  • Factors that Influence Patrol Effectiveness
  • Unethical Practices in Patrol
  • Fixed Posts
  • Conclusion

Low Profile Protection

  • Low Profile Techniques
  • History
  • Terrorist Targeting
  • Planning a low profile operation
  • Tasks to complete in your down time

  • Module 3 – Protection Team operation – Concepts & Methods Surveillance detection team – Advanced

    • Surveillance methods
    • Surveillance vulnerabilities
    • Identifying the adversary’s’ information gathering
    • Evading the adversary’s’ information gathering
    • Counter-surveillance
    • Electronic surveillance
    • Electronic counter-measures
    • Analyses of past events
    • Protection team’s concepts, methods & tactics
    • The role of a team leader – officer in charge
    • The difference roles within a close protection team
    • Primary & secondary route plan
    • Range of communication techniques to be used whilst on foot
    • The attributes of an effective team
    • Importance of knowing and using other team members’ abilities and skills
    • Importance of personal and team preparation
    • The importance of effective communication within the close protection team
    • Action can be taken to counter unwanted surveillance
    • The role of a security advance party
    • The purpose of reconnaissance
    • Issues to be considered when conducting a reconnaissance
    • Conduct a reconnaissance
    • Effective communication within the close protection team necessary when dealing with incidents and dilemmas
    • Importance of post security
    • Security aspects in Hotels

    Low Profile Protection

    VIP Protection in Motion – Walking formations – Team operation

    • VIP Protection Team
    • The Objective of the Protection Team’s Array
    • The Objective
    • The Protection Team
    • Specific Personnel and Responsibilities
    • Officer- In-Charge
    • Team Leader
    • Shift Leader
    • Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)
    • Tactical Communications Officer (TCO)
    • Advance Officer (AO)
    • Personal Protection Officer (PPO)
    • Response Officer (RO)
    • Heavy Weapon
    • Command Post Operator (CPO)
    • Intelligence Officer (INTEL)
    • Personal Conduct and Attitudes
    • Briefing the Team
    • Team Equipment
    • Dress Code
    • Secure Area
    • Holding Room
    • Security Perimeter
    • Security Post
    • Command Post (CP)
    • Phonetic Alphabet
    • Team Operation
    • Site Survey
    • Preliminary Actions
    • Goals of Preliminary Actions
    • The Process
    • Performance of Preliminary Actions
    • Position Holders
    • Assistance of Auxiliary Forces
    • Introduction to Anti-Sabotage Scanning
    • Goals of Anti-Sabotage Scanning
    • Scanning the Territory
    • EOD Sweep
    • What is Scanning?
    • Morning Launch
    • Stages of Scanning
    • Closure
    • Vehicle Inspection
    • Team Foot Formations
    • The Threat
    • Types of Threat
    • Purpose of Formations
    • Composition of Formations
    • Operating Procedures
    • Positions
    • Formations
    • Protective/ Surveillance Circles
      • One Man Formation
      • Two Man Formation
      • Three Man Formation
      • Three Man Formation with Support Weapon
      • Four Man Formation
      • Five Man Formation with Support Weapon
    • Formations
      • Drop off, 1 Vehicle, 1 Man
      • Drop off, 1 vehicle, 1 man formation
      • Pick Up, 1 Vehicle, 1 man formation
      • Drop off, 1 Vehicle, 2 Man Formation
      • Pick Up, 1 Vehicle, 2 Man Formation
      • Drop Off, 2 Vehicles, 3 Man Formation
      • Pick Up, 2 Vehicles, 3 Man Formation
      • Drop off, 3 Vehicles, 4 Men Formation
      • Pick Up, 3 Vehicles, 4 Man Formation
    • Formations Tailing
    • Formations Tactical Positioning
    • Emergency Formations
    • Situational Modifications
    • Basic Hand Signals
    • Team Operation in Events
    • Types of Events
    • Characteristics of Events
    • Security tasks during an event
    • Preliminary Inspection and Searches
    • Emergency Situations
    • Evacuation and Crowd Control
    • Response Techniques
    • Response of Security Force Team

    VIP Protection in Motion – Multiple/Convoy Vehicle use

    • Operational embarking and disembarking
    • Two and three cars drills
    • Motorcade – planning & operation
    • Convoy control
    • Types of attack
    • Types of ambush
    • Anti-ambush drills
    • Defensive tactics and Attack scenarios practice

    Counter Terrorist Driving Summary

  • Program goals
  • Exercises
  • Objectives
  • Slalom
  • Radius
  • Brake and Turn
  • Antilock Braking System Technique
  • Threshold braking technique
  • Braking exercise information
  • Summary
  • Counter Terrorist Driving 2
  • Objectives
  • High Speed turns
  • Accident avoidance
  • Reaction time
  • Counter terrorist driving 3
  • Objectives
  • Motorcade limousine follow-on maneuver
  • Exercise techniques
  • “J” turn
  • Vehicle Barricade
  • Summary

Tactical Radio Communication

  • Objectives
  • Reasons to use handheld radios
  • Radio limitations
  • Tactical radio communications
  • Contingency plans
  • Call signs
  • Code words
  • Radio operating procedures
  • Troubleshooting
  • General maintenance
  • Repeater site
  • Surveillance kit
  • Summary

Module 6 – Anti-Sabotage

This instruction emphasizes on detection and prevention, not disposal, of explosive threats. Methods of search techniques are covered as well as preventive procedures to implement as policy in public buildings, including how to prepare for “threat calls”. Personality profiles of bomb threat callers and actual bomber motivations are explored in detail. While we do not expect to train bomb disposal technicians, we do hope to instill a sufficient level of knowledge so that our graduate is capable of offering intelligent advice to his employer, establishing basic safety procedures, and knowing what to do during a bombing incident.


  • The threat
  • Explosives
  • Firing Systems
  • Detonators
  • Shreds
  • IED
  • Homemade Explosives
  • Detection
  • Explosives mail bomb

Bomb Threat

  • Bomb threat call
  • Motives for bomb threat call
  • Threat calls
  • Specific information
  • Relevant information
  • The solution: bomb incident plan
    • Intelligence
    • Physical means
    • Routine procedures
    • Emergency procedures
  • The bomb incident plan
  • Command center
  • Control
  • Evacuation
  • Searching
  • First sweep, 2nd, 3rd
  • Room sweep technique
  • Outdoors search

Car bombs

  • Sweeping a vehicle
    • Working basics
    • Difficulties
    • Searching levels
    • Sweeping steps
    • The MO
    • Verification
    • Safety in sweeping
    • Sweeping safety procedures

Suicide Terror – an overview

  • Suicide Terror – an overview of the threat
  • London July 7th 2005
  • Know your enemy
  • What are their Objectives
  • History of the weapon
  • What did the terrorists learn
    • Success mean 2nd use
  • Today… the Weapons of choice for many terrorists
  • Types of terrorists
  • Why do they hate the US
  • The aim of suicide terror
  • Not an irrational act – well organized
  • motives for recruitment and recruitment
  • Finding suspects
  • Anne – Marie Murphy – Case Study of synthesizing information
  • Terror cells
  • Justifications
  • Suicide Bomber Preparation
  • The Bomb
  • Different Methods
  • Safety Tables
  • Multi focal attacks
  • The stages of an attack
  • Recognizing a Potential terror attack
  • What can be done to stop suicide terror attacks?

Concealed Weapons guide

First Aid Basics

Emergency Medical actions

  • Objectives
  • General considerations
  • Patient assessment
  • Patient assessment priorities
  • Primary survey
  • Patient management
  • Basic airway
  • Basic maneuvers
  • Secondary survey
  • Management issues
  • Vital signs
  • Level of consciousness
  • Skin color
  • Pulse
  • Respirations
  • Head to toe examination
  • Bleeding / external and internal
  • Emergency care
  • Chest injuries
  • Dressings and bandaging
  • Casualty extractions
  • Emergency carries

Theoretical and practical exams for Graduation

  • Physical fitness
  • Determination
  • Aggressiveness
  • Combat spirit
  • Courage
  • Function under pressure
  • Reliability and loyalty
  • Initiative
  • Tactical reasoning
  • Emotional stability
  • Integrity
  • Candor
  • Confidence
  • Discretion
  • Bearing
  • Attention to Detail
  • Responsiveness
  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Commitment
  • Order and discipline
  • Decent appearance
  • Unarmed combat
  • Use of weapon
  • Combat shooting
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Tactical reasoning


COURSE T – Israeli Preventive, Defensive, Tactical Concepts, Methods & Tactics

Module 17 – Israeli Tactical Response Methods

Israeli Unarmed Protection Methods (Krav Maga)

Krav Maga means “Contact Combat” in Hebrew. It is the official martial art of the Israeli Defense Force and National Police, and the best training program for improving the functions under high stress situations, resulting from crises or violence. This method has been taught to thousands of civilians in Israel from all walks of life. Businessmen and housewives, old and young have all successfully learned this method, and through experience it has proven itself time after time to be extremely well-suited for the private citizen.

Easy to learn, Practical & Effective, Easy to Retain

Topics you will cover

  • Hand-to-Hand Combat
  • Types of attack
  • Attack and Defense techniques
  • Disarming the assailant – fire arms, knives, clubs, hand grenades, etc.
  • Controlling, restraining and taking-down techniques
  • Body search (routine & aggressive)
  • Passage through a crowd;
  • Striking and Throws;
  • Use of Equipment;
  • The use of CQB (Close Quarters Battle) in VIP Protection;
    • Physical fitness & CQB exams;

Israeli Armed Tactical Response Methods

This training is designed to cover a broad spectrum of critical issues concerning the safe handling, carrying, and ownership of handguns. It covers the fundamental concepts of performing while under stress of combat situations and their aftermath.

Mental aspects of training are covered in depth, as well as the psychological stress and how to deal with it. These principles have been taught to thousands of Israeli civilians, men and women of all ages and from all walks of life, and have proved to be extremely well suited for the private citizen as well as the law enforcement officer or soldier.


The Israeli Tactical Response Methods

  • Introduction
  • Advantages of our system
  • Principles while in Protection Tasks

Weapons Safety

  • General Weapon and Range Safety Rules

Introduction to Glock

  • Objectives
  • Safety
  • Technical data
  • Nomenclature
  • Fieldstripping
  • Assembly
  • Function check
  • Summary

Armed Tactical

  • Familiarity with the weapon and its parts
  • Disassembling and reassembling the weapon
  • Operational check of the weapon
  • The instinctive (operational) shooting method
  • Aiming and pointing
  • 1-2 Hands shooting
  • Drawing and cocking
  • Shooting stances – standing/kneeling/turning
  • Turning and shooting 360 degrees
  • Braking and shooting while walking/running
  • Overcoming Jams & Malfunctions
  • Taking & using covers
  • Multiple opponents
  • Salvo shooting
  • Post effort shooting
  • Comprehensive training and small arms doctrine – single operation
  • Selective & long-range shooting
  • Integrated exercise – simple & surprise
  • Operating the weapon with weak hand
  • Night shooting;

Combat techniques for the usage of firearms in a building:

  • Techniques of movement in an urban area
  • Techniques of movement in building
  • Opening doors and entering rooms
  • Shooting through doors and windows
  • Motion in a building with weapon – concealed or drawn
  • Advanced methods – aggressiveness, decisiveness and speed
  • Urban threat neutralization methods

The use of fire arms combined with vehicles

  • Shooting from a vehicle – both pistol and long guns
  • The use of vehicle as a cover
  • Embarking and disembarking under fire
  • Vehicle as a weapon – blocking and ramming
  • Vehicle escort procedures
  • Car drills

 The use of fire arms in VIP Protection (ranges & directions)

  • Techniques for evacuation of the VIP from the line of fire – Single operation
  • Techniques for evacuation of the VIP to close shelter
  • Techniques for evacuation of the VIP to distant shelter

Correcting Mistakes while firing a Pistol

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 “Fresh” Graduates of ISA – ISRAEL are directed to active  former graduates  that are
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Course fees Includes:

  • Attendance at the professional course.
  • All of the instruction equipment,  vehicles, weapons.
  • T-Shirts & special gifts.
  • Exploring the country while participating in the training.
  • Participation Certificate.

Course’s fees do not include flight & lodging during the training !!!

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Accommodation and Lodging

“Boarding Style Lodging”

  • ISA-Israel will book the accommodation automatically after receiving the registration form and payment from the candidate.
  • The trainee will cover his cost of accommodation in the hotel on his/her arrival to the training center.
  • A trainee needs to calculate 50-65 Euro for his/her own expenses for accommodation & 3 meals per day.

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Required Documents for PRACTICAL courses:

For securing your spot in the required PRACTICAL course you should complete your relevant ONLINE CERTIFICATION.

Your registration form and full fee payment should arrive to ISA – ISRAEL no later than 30  days prior to the start of the PRACTICAL course.  

ISA – ISRAEL’s specialized courses are heavily regulated by the Ministry of Defense and Homeland Security of Israel and Switzerland.
Participants must provide via email + (bring the original upon arriving)   to ISA – ISRAEL the following documents in order to be accepted for enrollment:

  1. Health Certificate– stating that the candidate is physically and mentally fit for the training (from your personal Medic).
  2. Medical Insurance– each candidate must be covered by his own medical insurance throughout all course activities.
  3. Criminal Background Check/ Security Clearance- certifying that the candidate has no criminal record:

    Local authority permitted certifying that the candidate has no criminal record.
    One of these can also be accepted:
  • Active police or Military service or any government department employee identification card or official statements
  • A lawyer statement
  • Valid firearm license
  • Security company employee identification card
    Please bring with a printed folder consisting: 

    • Copy of your Passport with your details on
    • Up-to-date passport picture
    • CV
    • Health Certificate
    • Criminal Background Check/ Security Clearance 

No later than 45 days prior to the start of the course.  

ISA – ISRAEL’s specialized courses are heavily regulated by the Ministry of Defense and Homeland Security of Israel and other countries where we drill.

Participants must bring the original printed documents upon arriving  to ISA – ISRAEL the following documents in order to be accepted for the training:

  1. Health Certificate– stating that the candidate is physically and mentally fit for the training (from your personal Medic).
  2. Medical Insurance– each candidate must be covered by his own medical insurance throughout all course activities.
  3. Criminal Background Check/ Security Clearance- certifying that the candidate has no criminal record:

    Local authority permitted certifying that the candidate has no criminal record.
    One of these can also be accepted:
  • Active police or Military service or any government department employee identification card or official statements
  • A lawyer statement
  • Valid firearm license
  • Security company employee identification card

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Participation admission

2 weeks  prior to your course start, ISA-ISRAEL office will send you an invitation letter for use if needed to apply  for your visa and it will include  practical instructions for your arrival to our meeting point with the training group members.

Course Language- English

  • The course is taught in very basic English- there is NO need to speak fluently.

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  • If you come from a country that requires a visa to enter Israel or Europe, then please complete your registration and participation payment 45 days prior to the training and apply to the relevant consulate in your country to start the visa process.
  • Consulate staff will require your employment status and organization, a clean criminal record, and the financial mans to pay for your stay during your visit in Israel or Europe.
  • Candidates that are required to apply for visa to join our courses in ISRAEL  or any other country where we  plan to enter for drilling 1-2 days during the course , be  advised to obtain a Multiple Entry Visa for your return to ISRAEL .


Recommended- Self Preparatory Training

  • From past experience, we believe that it is vital for the trainee who wishes to take part in our courses to partake in self preparatory training prior to his arrival to our course.

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Physical Fitness Requirements for ISA’s Practical Courses (for graduating the course)

  1. Horizontal bars- 12 or more (Pull ups)
  2. 3000 meters- less than 17 minutes
  3. Parallel Bars- more then 16 (dips)
  4. Sit- ups, cross-legged against the wall, minimum 60 sit ups- less than one and a half minutes
  5. 400 meters- Maximum 75 seconds- running in pairs

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Packing List for Practical Courses:

  • International driving license
  • 2 sets of “Tactical” pens , khaki, black, gray or dark blue- NOT camouflaged
  • 1 pair of running shoes
  • 2 sets of corporate casual wear (must have collar)
  • 1 sturdy belt for use of holsters and pistol
  • 1 pair of street shoes (no sneakers)
  • 2 rolls of ? inch medical tape
  • 1 set each ear (foamiest, not muffs) and eye protection
  • 2 knee protectors + 2 elbow protectors
  • 1 set of formal wear, dark colors (suit and tie)
  • 2 passport pictures
  • Digital camera- recommended
  • Laptop

Additional Packing List for High Risk  Protection Course Only

  • 1 Compass
  • 1 Flash Light
  • 2 long sleeve shirts suitable for desert environment

Packing List for the Management Specialization Course 

  • Casual Wear
  • 2 Passport photographs
  • Laptop
  • Digital Camera- recommended


  • Cancellations by ISA-Israel- we reserve the right to postpone, cancel, or alter the dates or provisions of a course and/or the venues of the course.
  • Cancellations by the client- in the event of a cancellation by the delegate, the delgate’s manager or any representative of the delegate’s organization, bookings will be transferred to the next available course, or to a future date that meets the candidate’s request.  A substitute delegate may be sent at no additional cost provided the substitute meets all necessary pre-entry conditions for that course.  If a booking is cancelled or transferred to a different course by the delegate or their representative:
    • Notice  Given: Less than 30 days,  you can transfer to another future date only if places are available.  Telephone cancellations are accepted but most be confirmed immediately in writing (by post, fax, or email). 
    • No refund after receive of the ISA – ISRAEL Instruction materials and manual.

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