IBSSA Bodyguard Training series (Hungary – USA) - 30th November 2009
In November 2009 candidates from the Netherlands travelled to Hungary and to the USA for a two-weeks long very intensive bodyguard basic course. IBSSA-USA organized the two weeks long section, where the group of the eleven (11) people participated in shooting, situation training, theoretical training, close quarter combat, and at the end a complex final exam.
The group arrived to the training seminar with the leadership of Dr. Frank PHILIPOOM (Country Representative of IBSSA for Netherlands). The quality of the training was guaranteed by many of the IBSSA Instructors and Master Teachers like Dr. Miklós VARGA (IBSSA-USA), Mr. Tamás TÖRÖK (IBSSA-USA), Mr. Rich ROBERTSON (IUPA), Det. Mike CSOKE (IBSSA-Canada), Capt. Larry LEINHAUSER (IBSSA-USA), Shihan Donna JUDGE (8th Dan / 11 times World Karate Champion), Mr. János LAUB (IBSSA-Hungary), Mr. Zsolt KERESZTESI (IBSSA-Hungary), Mr. Péter KISHALMI (Hungary). At the end of the training the participants had a chance to prove their knowledge during a real-life situation as the final exam of the seminar. People, who successfully graduated, attended the closing ceremony, where they celebrated the completion of the basic training, and they received their diplomas, and their IBSSA identifications.
This Basic Bodyguard Training seminar is just the beginning of a series of trainings coming up organized by IBSSA-USA. In the year 2010 other groups of countries will arrive to participate in the future IBSSA-USA programs. Countries like Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, Slovakia, Austria, Switzerland will enjoy the hospitality and the benefits of IBSSA-USA trainings.
*(During the training and the final exam IBSSA-USA received big attention from different sources of the media, including TV, and newspapers.)
30th November 2009
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Report about the IBSSA Balkan and European Special Conference on Education, Human Trafficking and Terrorism
The European Centre for Peace and Development (ECPD) in Belgrade, Serbia is the sole University, which was established by a UN resolution, and has extraterritorial diplomatic status – recognised worldwide. Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljevic, member of the IBSSA Executive Committee, Docent of the Field Security and Terrorism at the University, hosted the meeting in this prestigious Institute. Participants of the Conference: Prof. dr. Ljubiša Adamović Prof. dr. George Popper IBSSA (Hungary) H.E. Prof. dr. Djordje Lopčić ECPD Mr. Miklos Andrási IBSSA (Hungary) Mr Boris Vukosavljević SEBA (Slovenia) Mr. Attila Farkas SEBA (Hungary) Mr. Orlando Mardner IBSSA, SEBA (UK / Jamaica) Mr. Igor Bralo IBSSA, SEBA (Holland) Mr. Zijad Poljo IBSSA (Germany) Mr. Dalibor Višić IBSSA (Germany) Mr. Zoran Stanišljević SEBA (Bosnia-Herzegovina) Mr. Ilias Kontis IBSSA, SEBA (Greece) Dr. Bogdan Vukosavljević IBSSA, SEBA (Serbia) Mr. Rade Marković IBSSA (Serbia) Mr. Zeljko Gajic IBSSA (Serbia) Mr. Strahinja Lazarevic (Serbia) Mr. Vojislav Milošević (Serbia) Prof. Dr. Vladimir Jorga (Serbia) – President of the European Traditional Karate Federation
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