Close cooperation between IBSSA Netherlands and IBSSA Arizona, USA


In a cooperative agreement with Shield Security, based in Amsterdam, and the International Bodyguard & Security Services Association (IBSSA) office in The Netherlands, IBSSA Master Teacher and International Bodyguard Karl DelaGuerra of the United States has selected The Netherlands as his headquarters for European operations.

From the main office of Shield Security, Mr. DelaGuerra will maintain a business hub in Holland as he responds to requests for advanced training from IBSSA members throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

According to Dennis Massop, the owner of Shield Security, "As a member of the IBSSA, it is important for us to do whatever we can to support and facilitate Karl's activities here in Europe".

Mr. Frank Philipoom, the President of IBSSA Netherlands agrees, "Karl serves the IBSSA as an asset to our entire organization. Our support of his training programs is well deserved".

In addition, Dr. Eric van de Wall, Chairman of the IBSSA Board of Directors and founder of IBSSA Netherlands, supports this collaborative enhancement of IBSSA's international operations, “I have been in direct contact with IBSSA President George Popper in Budapest, Hungary, and this move is well received by our entire organization. In addition, with the recent appointment of Dennis Massop as IBSSA Netherlands Director of International Operations, the integration of our efforts with the United States is important."

As Mr. DelaGuerra enters his 30th year in the protection industry, this expansion of his operational capabilities could not come at a better time. "This coordinated effort by so many organizations will allow me to increase my level of service to our colleagues in the global security industry" says Karl, "Receiving quality training and current tactics are vital for the success of any security company in today’s world".

Mr. Karl DelaGuerra is a long-time member of the U. S. Department of State Overseas Security Advisory Council and holds instructor credentials from a variety of educational institutions in the U. S. and abroad. He can be reached on his blackberry through e-mail at karl.delaguerra@ibssa.org

17th September 2009

IBSSA Netherlands


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:

Official launching of IBSSA Mexico

On the 4th May at 19.00 o’clock at the most exclusive club “Torre Mayor 51 Floor” in Mexico City took place the IBSSA Mexico and EPS (Executive Protection Specialist) certification launching.

Mr. Ivan Ivanovich – Country Representative of IBSSA for Mexico has teamed up with two other IBSSA Instructors and Members – leaders of different security companies in Mexico to create the EPS national certification, which is the first operational certification in Mexico that includes prevention in executive protection together with reactive measures such as defensive driving and shooting.

Report about presenting IBSSA in ASIS Mexico meeting

On the 4th April 2017 Mr. Ivan Ivanovich – the Country Representative of IBSSA for Mexico introduced our international association as well as the EPS (Executive Protection Specialist) certification at the ASIS Mexico meeting, where about 200 top Mexican security leaders and professionals were present.

During this meeting – which takes place monthly – Mr. Ivanovich was talking about IBSSA and the EPS certification, inviting the participants to join us on the 4th May 2017 at the official “IBSSA Mexico” Opening. EPS is the first official certification for bodyguards in Mexico so our members created a big expectation.