Master Vracarevic was awarded 10th Dan - 29th September 2003


On this years ceremony of Hall of Fame
(The United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2003), which was held on
August 9th 2003 in Dallas, Texas, master Vracarevic was awarded the highest
rank in martial arts 10th Dan - SOKE, as creator of Real Aikido style.

With this promotion, the highest in the world of martial arts and sports,
Ljubomir VRACAREVIC has entered in the circle of head founders of styles
and chosen first-class Grandmasters. Master Vracarevic became the member
of the International Martial Arts Headfounders Grandmasters Council and
their director of Serbia and Montenegro. The institution of Hall of Fame
appointed him as director for Serbia.

The International Martial Arts Headfounders Grandmasters Council, which
gathers masters of the 10th Dan in different martial arts, keeps track
of the work of our master for sometime now Real Aikido is registered
in the USMA classification of martial arts as an authentic Serbian martial
art. Thanks to last years selection in the Hall of Fame, master Vracarevic
gained the right to be lead instructor in the seminar of Real Aikido
in The National Training Camp - Hall of Fame 2003. The presentation and
trainings were the best in the camp, and our masters achieved great success:
master Vracarevic was declared for the most successful Grandmaster of
the year, and masters Ana Vracarevic, Radojica Spasovic and Bratislav
Stajic, all 7th Dan, were given the recognition as Instructors of the
year. On the international examination for higher ranks, master Vladimir
Vokic was awarded 5th Dan.

The quality of Real Aikido and our masters opened the door of America.
We have already been invited to participate in several grand seminars
and productive contacts were realised with other organisations of martial


29th September 2003


Postponement of the 15th SEC-tember training

Dear IBSSA Members,

we would like to inform you all that the new regulations of the IBSSA Education and Qualification Department – which came into force recently – has not yet been ensured throughout the currently planned 15th "SEC-tember" special training, in this regard the IBSSA Board of Directors – upon proposal of the EQ Department – decided to postpone and reorganise the training.

We will inform everyone in due time about the revised dates of the renewed special training program.

Report on the first IBSSA Mexico meeting

On the 29th August 2016, a meeting was organised by Mr. Ivan IVANOVICH – Country Representative of IBSSA for Mexico about launching IBSSA in the country and establishing the executive board of IBSSA Mexico.

During the meeting the following people were present:

  • Mr. Ivan Ivanovich – Country Representative, specialized in unarms executive protection and prevention intelligence, counter intelligence, counter surveillance, risk management, operations logistic and low profile protection

Report on the Close Protection courses of IBSSA Macedonia in July 2016

IBSSA MACEDONIA, one of the official training centres of IBSSA, successfully organised Close Protection Courses - Level 3 in Zagreb, Croatia and in Kumanovo, Macedonia in July 2016 with the participation of totally 17 students.

For the first time in Zagreb (Croatia) 9 participants attended the special course, who all took the final exam successfully, and graduated at the end of the training.