Athena’s Close Protection Operative certification is the next generation in Close Protection training. Our course has been adapted to meet the particular training and educational requirements, specific to female close protection operatives.
-Principles of Executive Protection/Code of Conduct
-Solo Protector & in a Detail -Physical Security
-Protective Escort -Surveillance & Countersurveillance
-Protective Intelligence & Advance Operations
-Armed and Unarmed Combat/Krav Maga
-Anti-Terrorism (identification and and the terrorist cycle)
-Improvised Explosive Device
-Basic Pistol Training & Firearms Safety
-Event & Estate Security
-Behavioral Intelligence and Attack Recognition
-Dealing with Media & Paparazzi
-First Aid & CPR/AED
Our instructors are from Israel, Greece, and the United States. They brings ATHENA students unparalleled real world experience in protective service operations. Instructors that have served Prime Ministers, celebrities, CEO’s and other influential leaders will be teaching you.
We have an excellent success rate and once the course is completed we continue to work with our students to progress their development and assist their entry into the Close Protection world.
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Course cost is $2,000 with payment schedules available to those who qualify. Deposits for this course are $500, and full course fees paid 3 weeks before starting date.
Application date open until July 30
But this week, the stunning Loginova became a victim of the criminals she made sure could not get to her millionaire clients. She was killed trying to stop a thief stealing her own car on a busy Moscow street.
As a glamour model, 29-year-old Loginova often appeared on the covers of Russian magazines, scantily clad. She fronted advertisements for high-profile brands in Russia, like the German carmaker BMW.
But behind the glossy images, Loginova had another profession: She was an experienced bodyguard, trained in martial arts, commanding high prices to protect Russia’s wealthy elite. One notable client was Russian boxer Kostya Tszyu. Watch editor describe how she never had fear »
Having a female bodyguard is more than just a status symbol in Russia. Industry insiders say women bodyguards are not recognizable and, thus, allowed to sit at tables with their clients during dinners and other events — unlike their male peers who are usually forced to wait in the lobby.
Those who knew Loginova say she was passionate about her double life, saying she saw no contradiction between her femininity and her dangerous job as a bodyguard.
“She was kind and sweet, not like a terminator, not like Sigourney Weaver in ‘Aliens,'” said Igor Cherski, editor of Maxim magazine’s Russian edition, which commissioned her last glamour shoot.
“But I feel that she was not afraid of anything. There was no fear in her eyes,” he added.
It seems that fearlessness may have gotten her killed. On a busy street in southeastern Moscow on Sunday night, police say they recovered her battered body after she tried to prevent her Porsche Cayenne from being stolen — clinging on to the high-end SUV as it sped away. The vehicle was later found abandoned.
“According to eyewitnesses, an intruder just threw her out of the car,” explains Oleg Pavlov, a special police investigator in charge of the investigation.
“She grabbed the door handle, but when the car took off and picked up speed, she let go.”
No one has been arrested in connection with the killing.
Russian media have been giving the killing prominent coverage, with witnesses expressing their shock that this kind of crime could happen.
But luxury car theft in Moscow is not uncommon, and Loginova herself was no stranger to it. In her last magazine interview, she described how she foiled another carjacking just four months ago as she parked her car outside a flashy Moscow fashion boutique.
“So while I was closing my car, a guy of 30 years old or slightly older jumped on me,” Loginova said. “So I did a jujitsu move — I bent his hand that grabbed mine, and struck him in the face with my elbow. It was a total surprise for him.
“As he was leaning back covering his face, I pulled a pistol from my bag and aimed it at him. He obviously realized that was no joke,” she said. “Then a car immediately pulled up nearby, something like a Honda, a dark car, and he jumped into it. And I still stood there with my pistol. I was actually spooked too.”
That experience apparently emboldened Loginova to defend her car for a second time. But she was overwhelmed. Even the formidable skills of Russia’s most famous — and glamorous — bodyguard couldn’t save her.
By Lauren Thompson
BIG DEAL: Britain’s first female Beefeater at the Tower of London
A PHOTOGRAPH of Prince William’s new bodyguard – who happens to be a woman – featured on the front page of the Sunday Times this week.
The headline read: “Girl Power: William gets close protection”.
“Prince William leaves the Embassy club in London… accompanied by his two new female police protection officers,” read the caption.
Is it really newsworthy that a royal bodyguard is female? I doubt there would ever be a headline entitled “Boy Power” to point out William had two male bodyguards. Perhaps the fact that the bodyguard pictured was a young, attractive blonde woman helped to get the story on the front page.
It got me thinking about other women in traditionally male jobs that have featured in the news this year – and the prejudices and criticisms they have faced.
Britain’s first female Beefeater at the Tower of London, Moira Cameron, hit the headlines in September for shattering 500 years of tradition. When interviewed by the press, she said: “I had one chap at the gate who said he was completely and utterly against me doing the job.”
In April, Jacqui Oatley became the first woman commentator on TV’s Match Of The Day. An internet campaign to fire Oatley, imaginatively entitled “Woman Commentator On MotD – Go Back To The Kitchen,” gained 3,172 members in one week. Many sexist commentators, including Jimmy Greaves in The Sun, appeared to be dumbfounded by her appointment and lamented back to an age when “Men were men, women were women and we knew who each other were.”
Another Jacqui, Britain’s first home secretary, came under fire in the first week of her job for – god forbid – having breasts. Several derogatory remarks were made about Ms Smith’s (barely visible) cleavage when she addressed the House of Commons regarding the Glasgow airport terror attack. She rightly told such journalists to “get over yourselves.”
We may have female bodyguards and football commentators, but the controversy surrounding their appointment shows how far women still have to go.
But that’s where the similarities end, because she has made an unlikely career choice – she’s training to be a personal security officer.
Jyoti is one of 16 women hired in the Indian capital, Delhi, by the Vision Security Group.
Once their training is complete, they will be deployed to protect India’s rich and famous women.
At a training session Jyoti wraps her arm around the neck of her trainer – a man almost double her size – throws him to the ground and pins him with her bodyweight.
At times [women clients] feel uncomfortable with a man, but with another woman they feel at ease.
Rajiv Mathur, general manager
Vision Security Group
Jyoti’s convinced she is ideal for this job.
“I’m equipped to guard not just mine, but someone else’s life and possessions too. I’m fully fit – mentally, physically and emotionally,” she says.
The Vision Security Group provides security guards for several multinational corporations, including McDonald’s, as well as for celebrities and business people.
Why are women now entering the arena?
General manager at Vision, Rajiv Mathur, says Delhi’s soaring crime rate has been a deciding factor.
“The clients asked for this kind of service. Most clients who want female security officers are women. At times they feel uncomfortable with a man, but with another woman they feel at ease. And since these women get equal training, they are capable of doing an equal job.”
Even walking in a busy shopping street in the capital can prove dangerous for a big businesswoman or a film star.
“Don’t mess with us…” is the women security officers’ song
If you hire Jyoti or one of her colleagues then for around $400 a month you are buying peace of mind.
Accompanying Jyoti on a training tour around Delhi’s busy Janpath market, it is easy to understand the benefits.
In her smart black cargo pants, jacket and short-cropped hair, she looks like someone you wouldn’t mess with.
Her black belt in martial arts and training in judo and wrestling reinforce that.
She says she enjoys beating up men.
“Yes, I love it. It’s so much fun. But seriously speaking, I’d like to be someone that other women look up to. Like the supercop Kiran Bedi (India’s first and highest-ranking policewoman). She’s my role model.”
As they let their hair down for the day after training, Jyoti and her colleagues sing a Bollywood song that Delhi’s troublemakers would do well to heed.
“We know how to turn defeat into victory. Don’t mess around with us…”