Description: Director of Tactical Training Vincent Lopez on The Insider
Thea Andrews: ” All right you were on a different kind of assignment Michael. You went into the world of real celebrity bodyguards. And I understand, and this scares me a little bit, you actually went through the training .
Michael Yo: “Well Thea, I wanted to know what it really takes to protect these celebrities you know. So only in Hollywood could I go inside the real bodyguard experience.
[Footage of Michael Yo training with Draken Security professionals]
Jaime Salanga, CEO of Draken Security: “Well you know, lets do this thing.”
Michael Yo: “All right, well lets do this then. Sector three clear.
I thought I knew a litttle something about bodyguards, after all, I’ve seen Kevin Costner do it”
[Image of Kevin Costner movie, “The Bodyguard”]
Kevin Costner for The Insider: “I remember number one after making that movie, going around the world and every bodyguard came up to me and said we gotta start dressing like this.”
Michael Yo: “Like uh, Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in the movie like, ‘And I – I – I – I‘! “
[Cutscene to Whitney Houstons “And I will always love you]
Vincent Lopez, Draken Director of Training: “Mike, Mike, this isn’t a movie. All right, we’re gonna be real serious today. “
Michael Yo: “Serious, because in Hollywood – Bodyguards are big business. Reportedly, some stars spend up to one and half million dollars a year, on private security.
I am in training with the best, Draken Security, protectors of Fortune 500 CEO’s and celebrities. My mentor, a one-time military sniper”
Vincent Lopez: “You’re going to give to the AIC, which is this gentlemen right here.
Okay come in here, all right – look around, move-in okay and then you’re going to move into this area. “
Michael Yo: “Step one, clearing a room. This takes serious attention to detail. “
Vincent Lopez: “This is your current threat — these two doorways right here”
Michael Yo: “Events like premieres are totally unpredictable. Like when an obsessed fan breached security to go after Brad Pitt at the Maleficent premier.”
Vincent Lopez: “At this level, this is your clear. “
Michael Yo: “I’m clear. “
[Footage of Vincent Lopez and Michael Yo at a shooting range]
Vincent Lopez: “These are not live rounds. These are training rounds, okay so no one gets injured when they’re fired. “
Michael Yo: “Step two took place at a counter-terrorism training center. Bodyguards must have firearms training.”
And step three, limo alert.
Getting in and out of a vehicle us the most dangerous time. “
Kevin Costner for the Insider: “Often times you know the bodyguard gets caught looking at the person they’re supposed to guard and thats really not what its about, you’re looking at whats tring to happen. “
Vincent Lopez: “There’s alot of things that will take play into how quickly you move your client to from the vehicle to the building or wherever your point of entry is. “
[Footage of Vincent training Michael Yo on vehicle protocol]
Vincent Lopez: “All right you can close the door and then you can continue on with entering with that door. “
Michael Yo: “Oh, so I don’t tap it twice like they do in the movies. Like cha cha!”
Vincent Lopez: “Well, you do … if you want them to take off without you. “
Michael Yo: “Okay, this is for real ! Lets Go!
All you celebrities, if you need a bodyguard – I’m your man”