Michael Jackson in memory of the IBSSA


Numerous IBSSA members made security work for the world-famous American singer during his long artistic career, and his complex and varied activities.

Michael Jackson was a Knight of Malta, as clearly visible in the picture that he wore the crowned Maltese cross. The photo was taken when he received the Honorary 5th dan in Karate during a high-level event in Tokyo, in 1998, where Mr. Jackson was honorary guest, and the protocol event was organised for about 1000 guests. This significant event - attended by the prime group of the Japanese social, economic and political life – was organised for celebrating the creation of World Karate Promotion Foundation (WKPF). WKPF was established by a considerable number of businessmen with the aim of turning Karate, the Japanese national sport, to olympic sport.

The guests of honour of the opening ceremony of the campaign were: Michael Jackson and George Popper, who was this time the Executive President of WKPF and also of IBSSA, and Secretary General of the European Karate Federation.


Hereafter “Jacko”, the artist played a major role in the battle for recognition of karate as an olympic sport, which has now become current again. 


Also known fact is that Michael Jackson kept on doing significant humanitarian activities in his country as well as abroad.

Rest in peace!


Summer training camp in Tata city, Hungary organised by IBSSA Instructors

Between 2-6 August 2017 (from Wednesday till Sunday), a 5-day Ju-Jitsu, Karate, Krav-Maga and Military Close Combat training camp will be held in the organisation and with the participation of IBSSA Master Teachers and Instructors.

Information about special trainings in L.A. and Sacramento (CA), USA in 2017 - 2018

We wish to inform all our members that Dr. Antonio La SALANDRA - IBSSA Master Teacher of Self Defence will organise the following executive protection trainings, close combat and tactical arrest seminars in 2017 - 2018…

See the flyers below:

Report about a special Jiu Jitsu training in Ireland

On the 17th of June 2017 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, Grand Master Rigan Machado – Honorary Member of IBSSA, and Dr. Antonio la Salandra – Master Teacher and Honorary Member of IBSSA were invited by the World Ju-Jitsu Federation (WJJF) Ireland to hold a grappling seminar in Belfast. Mr. Rigan Machado is an 8th Degree BJJ Black Belt and 8-time grappling world champion. He is currently based in Beverly Hills, USA, where he runs a successful BJJ academy.