One thing that I cannot stress enough is the importance of knowing how to defend yourself. Life is unpredictable. Life can change in an instant. Life is precious. After what happened to me in November 2021, I’ve made self-defense and basic survival skills a major priority in my life.
In comes Bobby Hooks of Security with Provision. Bobby does personal security and teaches self-defense classes to anyone interested in learning how to prepare themselves for any situation.
Recently, Bobby attended the Chocolate Fantasy Ball with me and Ryan as personal security. I never in my life thought that I would ever need a bodyguard, but in my current circumstance and to help my mental health, having Bobby with us lifted some of the weight from our shoulders so that we could enjoy our night. Bobby showed up dressed to the nines and completely blended into the background of the ball. He was fully attentive the entire time, watching the traffic around us and being mindful of the room. Simply knowing that he was there for the sole purpose of preventing any harm was so comforting.
Outside of personal security, Bobby is a strong advocate for civilians knowing how to protect themselves and what to do in a potentially dangerous situation.
“Knowing what to do in a situation is very, very, very important,” Bobby says. “If you’re in a situation and you’re not familiar with what to do, it can make all the difference.”
The most important thing about knowing how to defend yourself and what safety measures to put in place in your life is peace of mind. In my time knowing Bobby, he’s taught me countless little things to do to keep myself safe. Little things such as only unlocking the driver’s side door instead of the entire car, which sounds inconvenient but when it comes to being slightly inconvenienced or put in a dangerous situation, I’ll take the former every time.
Security with Provision does it all. Located in Little Rock, the business has a brick-and-mortar, state-of-the-art facility that teaches not only self-defense but places individuals in simulations of real-life situations.
“[Security with Provision has] built a lot of rooms that have been stage as different scenarios. We have a restaurant scene, a bank scene, a church scene, a restroom scene, a kitchen scene, a bedroom scene and more. We created these simulations so we can actually put you in that situation,” Bobby says. “We also have a training class that involves a person with a target on their chest and the other person has a ‘gun.’ Both the gun and target are lasers and they work with one another. Two people jump out at the same time and you have to make a decision. Which one are you supposed to shoot? This decision can make all the difference.”
Bobby and his team offer personal protection, armed guard service to the corporate, state and federal level, fingerprinting, polygraph tests, passport photos, law enforcement training, concealed carry classes and more. I could go on and on about what they offer, but really you should just reach out and take the next step toward leading a safer and more protected life.
Call Security with Provision at 501-221-3500, or visit its Facebook page.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth story on all that Bobby Hooks and Security with Provision offers in our upcoming May issue of Arkansas Money & Politics.
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