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As a part of the 35th Anniversary of ISA – ISRAEL,

we wish to encourage capable candidates

to enter this unique Protection branch as:

The Modern Samurai of the 21st Century


Train and Gain

The ultimate Competitive Qualification Quest

“The Modern Samurai” of the 21ST Century



The Corona Pandemic restrictions and its ” slowdown ” economic impacts create massive dramatic changes Globally, that has brought to all areas of life has also created serious concerns for both Personal Security & Safety and the protection of investments located in critical areas around the globe.

Security, therefore, has taken the forefront in international, governmental, and corporate strategies. A significant lack of sufficiently secure and safe conditions prevents and even jeopardizes economic developments, and nowadays even sports events carry the label “Mission Impossible.”

However, an especially important branch of the civil security sector – the VIP/Close Protection branch – has not been given enough attention and preparation for its improved functioning in the 21st century.

We all know that in modern democratic society, public bodies, economic companies, media, cultural, Senior Executives/Decision makers manage entertainment and industrial organizations and others = VIPs.

These executives are symbols of power and wealth. Their elevated 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 often refrain from using protection services because of lack of reliable and efficient professional services.

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 for these executives prevents or reduce economic developments for the entire world society.

Due to the fact that we are aware to the vitality and contribution of this special security field to public needs, and after discussions and thorough research, with Professional active colleagues and also with many distinguished clients from worldwide.

The need for qualified Elite Protection Operatives capable of providing services related to the protection of assets (sensitive installations) and VIPs such as experts, engineers, journalists, UN employees and even cargo ship’s crews has increased tremendously.

A few 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 Asia, they were known as “Samurai” or “Biaushi” in China. No matter what they were called, all knew the definition of their profession and their duties:

To keep their Protégé’s secure and safe wherever they went!

Today, due to the high demand and need to privatize certain functions of government to the civilian workforce, this specialized field of Personal protection services has become one of the fastest growing sectors. Countries, companies, and organizations worldwide are currently reestablishing themselves in order to fill the void in the security field.

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

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 High-risk zones or missions, which have become known as the most dangerous areas for VIPs (not necessary heads of state).


For years, we have experienced an increase in the number of Female Bodyguards. Women in positions of Female VIP/Close Protection operatives are being sought after by VIPs to protect their families (wives and children) 24/7, including themselves in High-Risk threat situations.

Female celebrities are very keen on the use of other females as bodyguards, as it is also a means of expressing their support of women’s empowerment. Especially due do to the fact that the VIP Protection sector has been a male-dominated field, there is a void posed by the absence of women in the field from which female clients can pick from.

Most VIP’s that are from various religions including cultural and diverse nationalities, are requiring female professionals for the protection of their wives and families.

Male bodyguards in a protection team consider their female counterparts as the ‘Secret Weapon’ of the strategic and tactical professional protection team!

These specially trained and highly skilled personnel are hired to protect individuals or assets of organizations that operate in High-Risk environments like Africa, and South America and ….

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.

In order for this trend to continue and to help the Civilian Security Industry to develop, we, the Security Executives in the various Private Sectors, must also improve ourselves and accumulate as much knowledge and practical experience as possible.

The state of Israel and its citizens have unfortunately been enforced to cope, for many years, with different Security Problems. As a result of this need, we have had to develop (and we still do) Unique Security concepts, Methods, Techniques, Tactics, Instruction Methods, and Equipment in order to successfully deal with the different tasks which confront us in the various sectors, the governmental and the civil/business one.

WE, at ISA-ISRAEL, have trained in the last 34 years thousands of Elite Protection operatives and Management personnel from more than 100 countries.

The objective of the International Security Academy – Israel, which holds professional and business relationships with many colleagues around the world), is to share the knowledge and practical experience which has been accumulated by both Israelis and colleagues throughout the world, thus contributing to the development of the international economy by assisting to the prevention of Crime and Terror throughout the world.

“This is not merely an idea,
It’s the reality of the social and Global evolution”


International Security Academy – ISRAEL



The Concept

The “WeTrain” – www.security-trainings.info in conjunction with ISA – ISRAEL management and its multinational instruction teams have completed and established the necessary arrangements, professional requirements, evaluation methods, programs and training facilities needed for a successful execution of a unique 24/7-hour Competitive Qualification Quest/development process required for creating a proficient “Modern Samurai” for the 21ST Century reality!

The competitive training qualification quest is an “out of the box” innovation that will not only train to be the best in the field of being an ELITE Protection Operative but will also give a reward for the challenging work.

All program activities, recruiting processes, the selection methods and the qualification levels will be followed by drills, “live” shooting, simulations, and competitions that are based on practical activities. This makes for remarkably interesting content, intense and full of “Action” and “Drama”.

The entire training will be filmed and
broadcasted live worldwide!

What we wish to achieve?

We will create an alternative, original and educative Train & Gain filmed and broadcasted Qualification quest, which will focus on local and international security issues from all over the Globe.

By “LIVE” broadcasting the Qualification quest worldwide, We Will:

  1. Develop awareness, understanding, and recognition for the contribution and vitality of Elite protection operatives active in classic close protection in general. Also, to those Elite protection operatives active in high-risk protection, in the struggle against violent crime and terrorism throughout the world.
  2. Expose and familiarization to the audience with specific qualities demanded from these anonymous “Modern Samurais”, such as mental and physical toughness and many more other human qualities.
  3. “Open a window” for the entire community to catch a glimpse of a domain that is usually shrouded in mystery and secrecy.
  4. Encourage professionalism and highly qualified Elite protection operatives to become more involved and influential in the protection field in their own areas.
  5. Share with colleagues of their own country a unique professional pro-active methodology and an Israeli-style expertise directly from the world’s Homeland Security Qualification Laboratory.
  6. Encourage the audience to improve and enhance their mental and physical abilities for better skilled functioning, and more expertise in coping with situations that may result from acts of violent crime and terrorism nationwide.
  7. Spark the audience’s feelings of national pride and build up more respect within the countries’ populations in order to support the contestant’s activities in taking part for the quest of excellence and professionalism, in an entertaining and positive way.
  8. Develop an international infrastructure and system that will continue to conduct this worldwide competition every year.

Special competitive qualification Quest
for capable candidates interested to become


2023 – 2025


Stage 1Preparatory Training   – 5 days – Country of origin

Stage 2VIP/Close Protection Classic + High Risk – Country of origin

Stage 3 Team operation – “Mobil Protection drilling training” –   Europe /Balkan / Israel 

The entire process will be filmed and broadcasted Worldwide!!!

Method – Principles

  1. Each candidate will have to pass stages 1, 2, 3 and will be evaluated (see appendix),
  2. A training fee will be charged to the participants in each session / stage, this is in order to attract participants and their sponsors to be truly motivated to be a part of this competitive qualification quest.
  3. This fee can be paid for by the individual, by official administrative organization/Security company too, with the prospect of inexpensive and Worthwhile publicity, it should not be too difficult to find a sponsor to cover the costs of a candidate.

Each week, the Evaluators will elect 10% from the candidates to be chosen the Best trainees of the week of each session during the entire Qualification Quest period with its sessions.

No one of the trainees will be stopped from continuing to reach his opportunity to be the Best!

Evaluation Standards and its system

The competitive training evaluation standards and system will be determined by:

  • The training group members will evaluate each other with an overall weight of 20%.
  • The ISA -Israel Instruction team including ISA’s certified foreign Instructors an overall weight of 30%.
  • Team of renowned Senior Protection Experts from the countries where the production will be taking place.
  • CEOs of leading Protection companies/Organizations from country where production is taking place.
    These experts will evaluate with an overall weight of 20%.
  • Celebrities that often use VIP protection services and will be involved in special practical drills will be part of the evaluation process with an overall weight of 10%.
  • TV audience will vote their evaluations via SMS for the candidates-team at the end of each stage with an overall weight of 20%.

Evaluations Qualities and qualifications to be tested by the evaluators:

  • Emotional stability
  • Reliability and loyalty
  • Intelligence
  • Initiative
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Determination
  • Self confidence
  • Resourcefulness
  • Courage
  • Resistance and ability to function under pressure
  • Self-discipline
  • Physical fitness
  • Coordination
  • Decent and representative appearance
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Controlled aggressiveness
  • Use of weapon
  • Combat shooting
  • Combat spirit
  • Unarmed protection methods
  • Order and discipline
  • Tactical reasoning
  • Modesty and Leadership abilities

The entire process will be filmed and broadcasted!!!

What is so special about this Qualification Quest?

  • The program will give the participants the opportunity to obtain the professional qualification in stages.
  • The stage system will enable the participants to test their fitness and ability to work in the Protection field in general and in the VIP/Close Protection field in particular.
  • The stage system will give the participants or their employers a prognosis, to provide satisfaction, and avoid unnecessary expense caused by those who may achieve low scores in the preparatory stage of the ELITE Qualification quest.
  • The achievements and benefits in each stage of the program will encourage the participants to progress further and complete the whole qualification process.
  • The stage system will strengthen the participants for each consecutive stage.
  • The training combines theoretical (ONLINE) and practical training methods Incorporation of special training methods for development of the participant’s self-confidence and reaction capabilities under high stress situations are a definite feature.
  • Coordination of subjects that develop, Quick Thinking, Initiative, and Motivation.

2023 – 2025


Preparatory /Suitability test training for recruiting and selecting capable contestants  from the different regions in the chosen State/Country.

These will consist of:

  1. Interview
  2. Aptitude Tests
  3. Trainings and physical tests


Duration – 5 days

ISA-Israel’s instructors will run a preparatory training for candidates interested in joining the professional VIP/Close Protection domain and training.

The Method

  • The preparatory training will be held for five consecutive days, few months prior to the participation in the VIP/Close Protection specialization course.
  • Various methods will be used, to detect and find suitable and required characteristics of the candidates.
  • Testing entails extreme physical and emotional stress.
  • Evaluations and interviews will be held during and after the tests to detect various characteristics   consistent   with   being   a   premium   candidate   for   VIP/Close Protection operations.
  • Participants will receive a participation certificate.

Participants will be responsible to cover the expenses for their individual travel, accommodations, meals, and Only 499 Euros as registration fee, which includes: Training materials, equipment, training and B&B accommodation. Upon registration we book the accommodations for the participants.

A generous gesture of several International NGO’s and a few International financial organizations has allowed us to offer a very generous discount for that special required qualification quest of 100 candidates from various countries.

The intentions are to qualify and prepare until end of 2025 the future needed Elite Protection Personnel required to fill the void worldwide by: 

Preparatory Training Syllabus

Mental Preparedness & Empowerment Training Program

This is an extensive practical training program initiated by ISA-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.


The program’s objectives

  • To improve the mental and physical abilities of our trainees for better coping and better functioning in situations resulting from violent crimes, Terrorism threats, or strikes and various catastrophes occurring in our modern society.

What is so special in this training program?

  • Israel is 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.
  • 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 leadership strengths.
  • 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.
  • Our Training programs are different, special, and unique – we supply each participant with an unforgettable practical experience.
  • Our preparation methods for this struggle resembles a vaccine against viruses, which is 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.
  • 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.


Personal empowerment training activities  

  1. Introducing emotional intelligence and psychological resiliency training: techniques for mental preparedness in high-pressure situations.
  2. Practical drills on strength, endurance, speed, agility, and determination.
  3. Teamwork development and hands-on practice. Resistance development and emotional stability to promote abilities to function under pressure.
  4. Learning “the victim behavior”, hands-on exercises in implementing preventative behavioral measures.
  5. Exercises in identifying potential aggressors and taking proper preventative measures.
  6. Learning self-defense techniques that are effective, easy to learn, and easy to retain.
  7. Learning practical methods for non-verbal communication, including body language and tools to strengthen self-confidence.
  8. Learning methods to improve and retain physical fitness as well as body endurance.
  9. Understanding assertive behavior though simulating violent confrontations.


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.


The Qualification
VIP/Close Protection Classic + High Risk – Country of origin

  • To introduce the Israeli Executive/ Close / VIP Protection Concepts, methods, and tactics.
  • To enable trainees to test their fitness and ability to work in the Executive/ Close / VIP Protection branch.
  • To give the applicants or their employers a prognosis, in order to prevent dissatisfaction and unnecessary expenses from those who may achieve low scores in the VIP Protection Operative’s course.
  • 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 to become a member of the Protection Team in a wide range of environments.

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.

Trainee’s achievements

  • The training will qualify, upgrade, sophisticate and enhance the tactical capabilities and operational fitness of those who wish to act as Proficient Protection Operative.
  • 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.


International Finale (optional)

Team operation – “Mobil Protection drilling training” –
Europe /Balkan / Israel 

Especially important to understand
We do not find any operational reason to activate a team unless the mission is define as HR mission!

Competitive Qualification Quest:
2023 – 2025 

The training objectives

  • To provide our trainees with advanced 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 or Asset they are designated to protect.
  • To provide our trainees with advanced knowledge to better provide protective services in a wide range of environments.

Trainee’s achievements

  • The training will qualify, upgrade, sophisticate and enhance the tactical capability and operational fitness of those who act or intend to act as Executive/ Close / VIP Protection Team member or Leader.
  • Familiarity with typical attacker profiles and actions, based on and including case studies of attack strategies encountered during HR mission’s operations.
  • Understand and practice scanning the surroundings for threats, in order to respond to them appropriately.
  • Knowledge of the basic information necessary to integrate all elements of HR protective missions into a working field operation.
  • Understand and practice convoy formations and vehicular movement, tactics, and strategies.
  • 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 and 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.
  • Exposure to various culture, its social habits, the religion, the language, and the rituals.

What is so special in this training program?

  • The training will expose the participants to Israeli unique expertise, which was accumulated in various HR missions worldwide.
  • The training includes simulations and “live” drills in various unfamiliar environments.
  • The trainees will be hosted by locals, for a better understanding of the local culture, religion, manners, and language, in order to avoid unwanted and unnecessary conflicts with the local population during these HR missions.
  • The stage’s qualification will focus on team building, leadership, and the difficulties in the operation of a Protection team in different environments (land, sea, and air) and in protecting various VIPs/Celebrities in Israel and other interesting environments.
  • The “live” drills will be stimulating and full of attractive surprises for improving the trainee’s awareness and professionalism.

Introduction to ISA-ISRAEL

The International Security Academy – Israel is a practical training organization, which was founded and directed by Mr. Mirza David together with a group of senior retired officers from the Israeli security establishments. The ISA-Israel specializes in Protection & Counter Terrorism qualification.

Since the opening in 1987, ISA’s team has trained and qualified more than 15050 protection personnel and management from more than 80 countries worldwide.

Since more than a decade there has been a growing tendency from within the authorities in transferring more responsibility for public security missions, traditionally held in the past by the law enforcement factor to Civilian Security Companies / Organizations In order for this trend to prosper and to help the Civilian Security Industry to develop, we must improve the entire security industry personnel and accumulate as much of the know-how and practical experience as possible.

The objective of the International Security Academy – ISRAEL, which holds professional and business relationships with many colleagues around the world, is to share with those participating in the Academy’s seminars and courses the know-how and practical experience which has been accumulated in the past and the present. Further-more, this shall continue into the future in the utmost professional manner in order to carry out our missions, as well as developing broader Business Opportunities based on professionalism.

The program offered will be available for all to participate in, putting aside barriers such as religion, political opinions, nationality, gender etc.

Trainees and colleagues from different countries have and continue to participate in our training courses. Being a respected international company is a contributing factor to the enrichment of the professional aspect as well as to the creation of both working and amicable relations among trainees.

If you want to be considered the Best,
you must train with the Best!!!

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