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Class was a fantastic experience! I came to the class with an empty cup only to be over-filled with the best techniques and most practical detail exercises for today's real life circumstances and events. Mr. Bogdanos is a great instructor and I consider myself very fortunate and honored to have trained under him. Thank you Sir for giving me the stepping stones into Executive Protection and the ability to leap in-front of the competition giving me the edge with your training.I look forward to your advanced class. EP Agent MarcMcKeever
Date of Posting: 28 January 2013Posted By: Marc McKeeverAgent /Dept.of Financial Service Florida
My experience at International Executive Protection was great. I truly came back to Georgia with a great deal of positive training and more knowledge. I have a much better understanding of Executive Protection and its correct role. Mr. Bogdanos surely taught us all we need to know and more from the core of his heart. His teaching felt genuine - it was structured and organized. The classes flowed in a timely fashion and there's never a time you were not engaged in learning something. The live details that were set up for training were useful, helpful and well put together. Mr. Bogdanos was always firm and positively corrected us when he saw something not right. The training was such a success. I recommend this class to anyone who wants to make a difference in Executive Protection.
Richard I Headley
Date of Posting: 24 September 2012Posted By: Richard I. Headley JrAtlanta, GA
Mr. Bogdanos' class was far most the best instructional class ever. His class not only teaches you what you need to know, but actually gives you real life experience. I am going to continue all of my future training with Mr. Bogdanos. If I could, I would go everyday to train with him and his instructors. Thank you seriously for everything you have taught me, to help me further my career as an Executive Protection Agent.
Again thank you Sir.
Date of Posting: 23 September 2012Posted By: Benjamin NicklausNaples Florida
September 11, 2012
International Executive Protection
26246 US 19N Clearwater, FL
Dear Mr. Bogdanos:
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your IEP training center for opening the doors to new and exciting career opportunities.
I started attending your training center in November of 2011. I have found the training available to be of highest quality and it has equipped me to adapt and overcome in several situations.
In January of 2012, I was in a situation where I was able to disarm an individual who had pulled a knife on a landlord. The training I received from your institution enabled me to keep a very deadly situation from evolving. I was able to subdue the perpetrator until law enforcement arrived.
More recently in August 2012, while employed as security for an entertainment establishment, I was again able to disarm an individual who had brought out a firearm into the business, thereby averting a potential disaster.
Additionally, your training, mentoring and referral to the RNC has opened doors of opportunity that are helping me to establish myself as an executive protection specialist. I recently was entrusted with the opportunity to provide protection services to United States Senator Patrick Toomey (R) Pennsylvania during the recent Republican National Convention. The training you provided and this recent opportunity with the RNC has in turn opened doors for my recent employment with First Coast AASF2 National Guard Amory as a security specialist.
I would highly recommend your training center to anyone who has a passion for executive protection. I have found that to be the best, you must train with best. The International Executive Protection training center provides the training to be the best in the industry.
Steven P. Knight, II
Executive Protection Specialist
Date of Posting: 20 September 2012Posted By: Steven Knight EPA, First Coast AASF2 National Guard Amory security specialist, Spring Hill, Florida
I want to thank you for acknowledging, giving me a chance, and opportunity to train at your facility. Lots of schools in Executive Protection reside to be very limited in providing work for students and misleading students due to over promising work but never delivering. In my experiences, IEP has giving me the benefit and opportunity to work for a Senator at the RNC Convention. Everything I learned at IEP helped me succeed in serving my client, Senator Cochran from Mississippi, to the fullest in the Tampa RNC Convention. IEP training has given me success and taught me how to better assess threat situations. Thank you Mr. Bogdanos. I can't wait to move my career forward in the Executive Protection field and continuing a relation with IEP on future assignments.
Date of Posting: 11 September 2012Posted By: Jan Lagerquist Executive Protection agent; IEP Alumni
I have known Master Bogdanos for around seventeen years and earned a black belt in Taekwondo through his training. Although I have not yet taken his 3-day course, I can say that Master Bogdanos’ skills and teachings are serious, legit, and of superior quality. I would recommend any and all classes taught by him.
Date of Posting: 22 June 2012Posted By: Sam Albright2nd degree black belt, CWP, Tarpon Springs, FL
I would like to thank Mr. Bogdanos and IEP for allowing me to take their class. They taught me more in 3 days than 27 years in the military.
Their class has no BS, and is all focused to the point, without change in their structure. I would like to say they taught each student as a one-on-one operation. They worked with you on each phase of the class and that was one-on-one, if needed.
In my years in the military, I have never been to any class which gave you so much information in a short period of time and able to retain the lessons learned through the classes offered by IEP.
Thank you again for this opportunity.
Date of Posting: 13 June 2012Posted By: Daniel J. StapletonUSMC/USN Retired, Brandon, FL
"There are tools of success in many industries and Mr. Bogdanos’ EP course is definitely an essential tool for any newcomer or veteran in the security industry. Mr. Bogdanos’ tactical team of instructors are key elements necessary to help guide and develop a protection specialist's tactical skills needed to provide impeccable security services to any client.
Mr. Bogdanos is highly regarded in this industry for his years of experience, but not to exclude his personal delivery of customer service to his students and clients. In addition, his personalized instruction, which is an innovative approach to an age old industry.
I took Lenny Bogdanos’ Executive Protection Course at International Executive Protection Academy to develop and enhance my personal protection skills. Mr. Bogdanos is truly one of the few security academies that provide real-life tactical details that force his students to multi-tasks by conducting effective advances and surveillance.
IEP’s Defensive Takeaway Course is an essential tool for any new or veteran agent in the field. Step up your game and aim for the horizon by exposing yourself to marketable and quality training by one the best operator’s in the security industry. I am proud to endorse Lenny Bogdanos’ -International Executive Protection Academy".
Date of Posting: 06 June 2012Posted By: Latonya DupasUnited States
I want to thank you Mr. Bogdanos for the spectacular learning experience that I received during your intense 3-day IEP course. Your professionalism, your respect for the students and your "Bread n Butter" profession, with your commitment in Training the best EPA's in the field is genuine and simply magnificent. I must say that you are successful in your teaching methodology with respect to creating a comprehensive 3-day course which combined practical industry application and theory. What sets IEP apart from other EPA schools is the Live Details. This is my second time taking Mr. Bogdanos' IEP course and I definitely walked away with KNOWLEDGE and a PASSION for my career. One thing that never changes is the level of professionalism Mr. Bogdanos offers. After I completed your course I was confident enough to state to anyone that I am an EPA. Your ability to teach specific techniques related to threat assessment, advanced security, and physical protection detail intertwined with Tactical Gun Take Away. Indeed, your course was so well put together that not only did I learn new concepts and how to implement them, but some of my personal vulnerabilities were exposed and therefore identified so that I may humbly improve on my weaknesses. Your EPA Course is Simply Amazing!
- S.Knight EPA (Executive Protection Training Class)
Date of Posting: 28 January 2012Posted By: Steven KnightReturning Student, Lakeland Florida
I would recommend Mr. Bogdanos and his school to anyone. I recently finished a course with him and its the first time I have done anything like this. There were all different kinds of people on this course. He is a great instructor as he picks people up at different levels and balances them all out. I found his teaching style and personality great and extremely friendly. All his staff was also extremely friendly and all willing to go the extra bit to keep you up with the class. I had no idea of what it was going to be like in the real world and didn't find any other schools that would actually take you on detail straight away. I found the hands on way the best way to learn. I learned alot about people on this course. I look forward to working with Mr. Bogdanos and his team in the future.
Date of Posting: 23 January 2012Posted By: Justin Wingardclearwater
Please allow me to describe my experience with IEP. This course and the instructor were beyond the call of duty when it comes to E.P. schools. I enjoyed the classroom and the hands on detail. This should be everyone's first stop into coming into this field. Mr. Bogdanos' course is a basic standard for E.P.. The Tactical Gun Takeaway Course was excellent. The knowledge and experience that he gives to his students is enough to have your cup running over. I highly reccomend anyone who is looking for a school to start here and then go forward to another learning institute. I was able to polish up and manage my skills better because of his foundation of teaching. Whenever students can do two live details, and bring home two certifications, and a letter of reccomendation is a great opportunity to invest in yourself. If this is over kill then let it be, because I really enjoyed this learning and networking experience. Thank you Mr. Bogdanos!
Date of Posting: 23 January 2012Posted By: The MadjaiPrivate Detective, E.P.S., C.P.S., First Aid- AED- CPR, USA
Law enforcement as a career is filled with a lot of unknowns where the LEO can expect to find few plumbs. In my 30 years of law enforcement, both local and federal, the best plumb for me was being assigned to presidential candidate Ronald Reagan's (1976) "Rawhide" traveling protection detail. And again, as luck would have it, I experienced yet another plumb which was to enroll in Mr. Bogdanos' International Executive Protection training program. From my past experience I can say without equivocation or reservation that his I.E.P. training program - and Lenny - are both truly the real deal. The three long, tough days of training will absolutely enhance one's personal security resume' as it did mine. Once enrolled and training begins, one will soon discover that he/she has found another plumb - by being trained by a world-class black belt guy that only a dummy would think to take on hand to hand. Another plumb is that he listens - he is interested in you! Other descriptive adjectives about Mr. Bogdanos include being very gracious, honorable and professional. Yes, both Mr. Bogdanos and I.E.P. are truly the real deal. Something like USMC boot camp. Semper Fi.
Date of Posting: 15 August 2011Posted By: Walter KreitlowTallahassee, Florida
Mr. Bogdanos is a terrific instructor. Mr. Bogdanos made the class environment enjoyable. He teaches you in the classroom. Then he take you outside to practice formations and gun takeaway. Practical is awesome!!! Escorting Clients... I gained knowledge coming to the 3 day course for future Security & Bodyguard work. Anybody can come to the 3 Day Course. You have nothing to lose, but a lot to gain... Thank you Mr. Bogdanos!
Date of Posting: 25 July 2011Posted By: Albert McDonaldNew to the field..., Zephyrhills FL
Lenny Bogdanos is a rare breed. I have known him for approximately 15 years. Recently the opportunity came about for me to sit as his student and I was exposed to a side of my dear friend that I had no idea existed. Mr. Bogdanos is a diligent, focused, goal-oriented, humble individual who not only has a thirst for success but a strong desire to have the ones around him succeed. What he taught me in a 3 day course would have taken another 3 weeks. He is truly a Master at what he does. I full heartedly recommend this program to any and all prospects considering a rewarding career in body guard/protection service.
Date of Posting: 25 July 2011Posted By: Steven BromanStrength & Conditioning Coach, Palm Harbor,Florida
Mr. Bogdanos, I recently took your EP class (July 2011). I just wanted you to know personally that within my 20 years of military experiance and tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, your Martial Arts and Tactical Gun Take Away and Defense class and live detail this weekend was by far the Best of the Best. All persons that are seeking security level work should without a doubt take your course over any other in the State of Florida. Once again thank you very much. I will recommend you and your school to my buddies still in the Middle East who wish to be EP agents.
Lady Lake, Florida
Date of Posting: 25 July 2011Posted By: Kenneth Smithretired Army, United States
Mr. Bogdanos is truly the best at what he does. I just met him and I see a long time friendship coming from him. This class was only 3 days but the knowledge you gained from him will last forever. This class made me start thinking on my feet every second because things will change all of the time and you must be prepared for it. I learned more these past 3 days then I would have learned in a 7 day or longer class. He really cares about his students succeeding in this profession and he will do everything he can for you. I recommend that everyone goes through Mr. Bogdanos when looking for training for EP work. I will definitely refer everyone I know to this class. Thanks for everything Mr. Bogdanos!
Date of Posting: 25 July 2011Posted By: Fredrick LiseTampa, FL
This course was amazing! Mr. Bogdanos was a great instructor, very respectful and dedicated to his work. This class has taught me how to be more observent as well as to be more responsible for myself and potiential clients. I would recommend this class to anyone. It is a great class and will keep in touch.
Date of Posting: 09 April 2011Posted By: Adam HPersonal Trainer, lakeland florida
An excellent course would recommend to anyone looking into this line of work. It is the perfect base and Mr. Bogdanos will give you the tools to succeed. You will be pushed too; so be ready to learn.
Date of Posting: 27 March 2011Posted By: Chris Jacobs Clearwater FL
The past 3 and half years I have been in the military police field and done law enforcement. I spent 4 years in the U.S Marine corps as well. After also being in the security field doing both armed and unarmed work I found that more so than any other course I took Mr. Bodanos' class was delivered in a very interesting and challenging way. I found this class was very beneficial for anyone looking to get into the executive protection or bodyguard field and I would recommend Mr. Bogdanos' class to anyone.
Date of Posting: 15 February 2011Posted By: Ron McClaryRecently exited active military service in the military police field. Was also a 4 yr marine, St. Petersburg,FL
Lenny is a very informative instructor. Lenny is very understanding and the training course he provides is great for anyone from a person with little or no expirience to even the most skilled executive protection specialist. I suggest his course for anyone who is interested in training with Lenny whether it be for executive protection or personal protection. I will be returning for further training on his next 3 day training date. The course is very informative. Lenny takes your empty glass of knowledge it fills it to the brim. I never knew executive protection training could be so fun and interesting. Lenny is a great guy and has a good sense of humor which helps to lighten the mood at times. Thank you for everything Lenny. I will be seeing you again at your next training session.
Date of Posting: 30 January 2011Posted By: Bryan SillsCivilian: Level 1 certified executive protection specialist, Seminole, Fl
Being a career Law Enforcement Officer and working in the Personnel Security field my training has taken me all over the world. I have attended several training courses in the personal security field.Mr. Bogdanos and his staff are true professionals at what they do. I would recommend anyone to International Executive Protection. Mr. Bogdanos is a true professional. You will not be disappointed!
Date of Posting: 29 January 2011Posted By: George Long Alexander City, Alabama
What I learned from this class that I really liked was that it kept me on my feet and constantly thinking. I also felt it gives you and trains you to have more of a heightened sense of your surroundings and what is going on around you.
Date of Posting: 27 January 2011Posted By: Ron McClarySt. Petersburg
I've taken Lenny's course twice and already feel like I've learned so much. It was informative, hands on, and exciting with live detail with real clients. I would recommend this course for both beginners and veterans.
Date of Posting: 25 January 2011Posted By: Stephen WeeksPro MMA Fighter, Clearwater, FL
I recently took the three (3)day Executive Protection/Bodyguard class taught by Lenny Bogdanos of International Executive Protection. Mr. Bogdanos is an excellent instructor and very knowledgable in the Executive Protection/Bodyguard field. The hands on training Mr. Bogdanos provides is second to none. This three day class could very easily be a five day class. I would recommend this class to anybody who is thinking of entering the security or even the law enforcement field.
Date of Posting: 25 January 2011Posted By: Scott DetwilerFormer Law Enforcement Officer, St. Petersburg, Florida
By far, hands down the BEST personal protection program around. The knowledge and experience of Mr. Bogdanos comes through in every aspect of the training. Any program can teach formations, but what really makes this one stand out is the tactical weapon disarming. These are real techniques, used by real soldiers in life and death situations. It has drastically helped in my professional career and I plan to continue my education through Mr. Bogdanos' instruction.
Date of Posting: 22 December 2010Posted By: J. BCertified Protection Specialist, Professional Mixed Martial Artist, Tarpon Springs, Fl
It is with great privilege that I endorse and recommend any course conducted by Lenny Bogdanos. During my 16-year tenure in Law Enforcement, I have encountered some very dishonest and fraudulent characters. I personally know Lenny to be an individual of impeccable integrity and honesty - highly suited to a position of leadership and responsibility. His ability to communicate effectively and his lifelong experience as a teacher and educator are far superior than most. He is patient and precise. The drills, techniques, and curriculum are unbelievable. Without a doubt, his class is worth every dime.
Date of Posting: 15 December 2010Posted By: Shane K. C.Florida
To Whom It May Concern:
I am writing this letter in regards to the recommendation of Lenny Bogdanos. I have personally known Lenny for many years. Lenny has made me a better law enforcement officer physically and mentally due to his impeccable training and guidance. Lenny is an individual who exudes and defines integrity, loyalty and trust.
I have never known anyone who has disliked Lenny after first meeting him. He can easily adapt and communicate with all walks of life. Lenny’s many years of experience as a trainer, mentor, friend and role model will bring him and others great success in many ways.
Deputy Christopher Brady
Date of Posting: 12 December 2010Posted By: Christopher BradyDeputiy Officer, Pinellas County Sheriff's Office
Being in the law enforcement for the 13 years and in Military aviation for the last 10 years, I have taken numerous protection and law enforcement classes as well as armed security detail. This is by far one of the most educational and well conducted civilian courses I have ever taken. This course is paced out perfectly to ensure everyone understands each section before continuing. The course is extremely educational and will teach you everything you would ever need to know plus more. This company makes learning everything easy to understand and each enjoyable all while maintaining professionalism. If you are considering taking any type of class that is given by this company, I would highly recommend you go here. I looked at a number of other companies before attending this course, and am now very happy I decided to go here. So if you are looking into any course offered here, stop looking and sign up you won't find a better place.
Date of Posting: 09 December 2010Posted By: Michael ZellnerAviation Survival Technician First Class, Clearwater, Florida
I had a great experience training with Mr. Lenny. The course drills and instructions were very helpful. I've trained in martial arts for a little over 4 years and have learned things that have taken my knowledge in martial arts and executive protection to the next level. In his classes he performs a variety of martial arts techniques and evolves that technique into a everyday situations no matter what the circumstance is. I highly recommend this course for beginners and/or advanced students.
Date of Posting: 07 December 2010Posted By: J. J B. GClient, Florida
Mr. Lenny Bogdanos is a very detail oriented Executive Protection Agent and instructor, with a vast knowledge of Executive Protection and personal defense. I find it an honor to be able to learn from and work with a man that has such personal conviction, knowledge, and respect. Lenny always maintained a cool and professional demeanor both in training and while out on the EP detail. I would highly recommend him for EP details and training. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Date of Posting: 23 March 2010Posted By: Mike HitchcockColleague, Florida
Lenny is a rare professional in the security/personal protection industry. In the past, men and women who possess the skill level and experience that he does have kept that information guarded in an effort to make themselves stand out- Lenny graciously and adamantly puts these skills he has derived from years of experience and continual training into an effective format to improve not only his own standing, but anyone with whom he can educate. His no nonsense and real world approach is integrated with a superb understanding of business aspects as well as a student or clients line of thinking, and through this he will continue to excel at developing the skills of others around him and provide first class protection in the field.
Date of Posting: 23 March 2010Posted By: Joshua PonderClient, Florida
Lenny is a great person and trainer. He really knows what he is doing and has a lot of experience in the field. I had the pleasure of working with Lenny on a detail and he kept all of the agents in line and corrected any problems there might have been. He doesn't get mad and loves any and all questions you may ask. I would recommend Lenny to anyone who wants Executive Protection training. It was a great pleasure to work with him and will always enjoy working and training with him in the future....Thank You Lenny, Sir!
Date of Posting: 22 March 2010Posted By: Brian BorenstienExecutive Protection Agent/Armed Security Officer, S&J Gems and Jewelry, Florida
Lenny is a great instructor. Lenny's knowledge of Martial Arts and hand to hand combat is world class and he is able to translate that knowledge to his students very effectively making the learning process fairly easy... and also enjoyable. Lenny is a world class Tae Kwon Do Black belt, and a nationally ranked grappler, having high level belts( Black) in both JuJitsu and Hapkido. His knowledge of hand to hand combat is second to none. For anyone or any organization looking for an instructor in hand to hand combat... Lenny would be the first person you should call.
Date of Posting: 13 January 2010Posted By: Dennis PimmClient, Florida
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