Report on the XII. “SEC-tember” Intl. Special Security Advanced Training on EP between 23-29 September 2013

“Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought”
(Henri Louis Bergson)

The XII. “SEC-tember” – the most successful professional training of IBSSA – took place this year between 23 – 29 September 2013 in Budapest, Hungary. In accordance with the previous years' traditions the Adyliget Law Enforcement School (ARSZKI) and the Educational, Training and Science Organisational Directorate of the Ministry of Interior (BM-OKTF) hosted and supported again our international special security advanced training seminar, and this year – after two years hiatus – we were back again to the Tactical House of the International Training Centre – Ministry of Interior (BM-NOK) for the “psychological training on measure”.


While looking through the applications it was clear that the group – arriving in Budapest for the traditional special training – would be an extremely special one. Many of the applicants are working at the law enforcement agencies, or they are skilled instructors in their home countries, yet it was important for them to improve their knowledge through various professional trainings as students. For the first time 4 women were among our participants.


As Chairman of the Organising Committee for the 12th time, Miss Erika MACSÁRI – Chief of the Central Administration Office of IBSSA, took her usual place at the “SEC-tember” event by welcoming all participants, VIP guests and Master Teachers, Instructors.

The following attendants arrived to the Opening Ceremony on the 23rd September 2013:

- Hungarian Police Officers from the Law Enforcement Academy
- Italian Police Officer (Carabinieri)
- Croatian Police Officer at the Ministry of Justice
- American York County Sheriff
- Security Directors, Security Officers, CPOs, Chemical Technicians ... from all over the world


Precisely 20 students (mostly IBSSA members) from 10 countries registered to the training course and the number of foreign participants was outstanding, again! The following nationalities were among the International audience: American, Belgian, Bosnian, Croatian, Italian, Dutch, Romanian, Slovenian, Serbian, and not to forget the hosts, the Hungarians. All different nationalities, but only one language that of the professional bodyguard.


Of course, the names of the Master Teachers, Instructors and Police Officers were a guarantee for the expected high quality training, as the beginners and advanced level participants could learn by close observation from such internationally recognised masters, as:

  • Dr. Rony KLUGER (Israel) – Master Teacher of Krav Maga
  • Soke Ljubomir VRACAREVIC (Serbia) – 10th dan of Real Aikido
  • Karl DELAGUERRA (USA) – International Bodyguard, ex-SWAT, Master Teacher of VIP Protection
  • Mr. Zsolt PIPICZ (Hungary) – Master Teacher of Executive Protection, professional CPO
  • Mr. József VÉGH (Hungary) – Criminal psychologist, hostage negotiator, Instructor at the Tactical House of the FBI Academy
  • Mr. Attila KŐVÁGÓ police ensign / 2nd lieutenant (Hungary) – Police Shooting instructor of the Csongrád County Police, Master Teacher of Combat Shooting
  • Mr. Gyula SIRA (Hungary) – Master Teacher of Shooting
  • Mr. Sándor SINKOVICS (Hungary) – Instructor of SYSTEMA Russian Martial Art HUNGARIA
  • Mr. Sándor RÁZSÓ (Hungary) – explosives technician, Instructor of Bomb-disposal techniques and explosive devices (IED)
  • Mr. János HÜLBER (Austria) – Senior Instructor of Combat Shooting and Self Defence




On the 23rd September, during the official opening ceremony, the President of IBSSA, Prof. George POPPER welcomed the participants, introduced the international teaching staff, and then specially welcomed our honorary guests.

The IBSSA President explained that the training could not have taken place without the selfless and continuous support of some active IBSSA members. The assistance of the Educational, Training and Science Organisational Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior – that have been in close cooperation with IBSSA for many years now – together with the dedicated work and constant support of its head director, Dr. Valér DÁNOS ret. police major-general, also contributes much to the success and international recognition of IBSSA!

The organisers of the 12th “SEC-tember” set-up such a special program this year for the purpose of ensuring the highest education for the experts working in security that – besides the overall executive protection, risk analysis, escorting techniques, IED, practical shooting, and security self-defence – they placed emphasis on live practices for security assignment for the professional team and also focused on communication.



On the 28th September 2013 at 11 AM all the hard effort of both students and teachers were brought to an end during the official closing reception.

The IBSSA Board of Directors and the Organising Committee of the “SEC-tember” decided to organise the Closing Ceremony and Sayonara Party of the training seminar within the Award Ceremony of the XVIII. IBSSA Congress and the III. IBSSA – IPA – IAPA International Joint Conference on the 28th September 2013. During this Award Ceremony – according to “SEC-tember” tradition – participants with exceptional skills or demonstrated expertise are remunerated with the official IBSSA awards of the training.

The „BESTS” of the XII. SEC-tember international special security training, who received acknowledgement:




The Shooting Instructors of the 12th “SEC-tember” organised the 3rd “István MACSÁRI” Memorial Shooting Championships, which took place on Friday, the 27th of September.

(Mr. István MACSÁRI – ret. police colonel was the Deputy Director of the Educational, Training and Science Organisational Directorate of the Ministry of Interior (BM-OKTF), and also Patronising Member of the IBSSA since its establishment (always supporting and assisting our SEC-tember trainings and other IBSSA events). He passed away unexpectedly on the 23rd October 2010, at the age of 61.)

With this Shooting Cup – which is organised every year since 2011 – the instructors, colleagues and friends wished to commemorate his admirable personalty, professional calling and expertise, and also his privileged friendship and brotherliness.

During the Award Ceremony the IBSSA Certificates of recognition were handed over to the following winners by Prof. George POPPER – President of IBSSA and Mr. István MACSÁRI, police major – Head of Aviation Security Unit at Airport Police, who is the son of the late István MACSÁRI, ret. police colonel.

Results of the 3rd “István MACSÁRI, ret. police colonel” Memorial Shooting Championships:

  • 1st place: Mr. Róbert ANDRÁS (Romania)
  • 2nd place: Mr. Nick BEEKMAN (Netherlands)
  • 3rd place: Mr. Davy LOETE (Belgium)


The “SEC-tember” training seminar allows for individual members of IBSSA, who are senior candidates to evolve as well. On Friday evening (27th September) some students had the opportunity to test themselves, their knowledge and skills to achieve a professional IBSSA qualification and recognition in their specialization.
The list of those who passed the exams, or received higher qualification for their professional work:
  • Mr. Bruno STEINFORT (Netherlands) Assistant Instructor of Bomb-disposal techniques
  • Mr. George A. JOLINK (Netherlands) Assistant Instructor of Executive Protection
  • Mr. Gyula SIRA (Hungary) Master Teacher of Self-Defence
  • Mr. János HÜLBER (Austria) Master Teacher of Self-Defence

Commemorative IBSSA plaque for support was handed over to Mr. Sándor SINKOVICS – Instructor and Club Leader of SYSTEMA Russian Martial Art HUNGARIA.

Then the IBSSA Certificates of Membership and ID-cards with leather holders were handed over to the following Honorary Members and new Individual members of the association:

  • H.E. Zeljko JANJETOVIC – Ambassador of Bosnia-Herzegovina – received Honorary Membership
  • H.E. Nurbakh RUSTEMOV – Ambassador of Kazakhstan – received Honorary Membership
  • Mr. József GERENDÁS – General Manager of Hotel President – received Honorary Membership
  • Mr. Ivan ZOGOVIC (Montenegro)
  • Mr. Hrvoje PAVLECIC (Croatia)
  • Mr. George A. JOLINK (Netherlands)
  • Ms. Gerdi Debby van DOMMELEN (Netherlands)
  • Mr. Zoltán ANGLER (Hungary)
  • Mr. Béla BELÉNYESI (Hungary)
  • Mr. György FARKAS (Hungary)

IBSSA Medal of Merit “GOLD” level decoration and certificate were handed over to Dr. Valér DÁNOS (Hungary), ret. police major-general in appreciation of his constant support, remarkable and outstanding work and kind assistance throughout the years.

For continuous outstanding services rendered to IBSSA plaque and certificate were handed over to Mr. Ernő KRAUZER, police lieutenant colonel, Deputy-Director of Education at the Educational, Training and Science Organisational Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior.

Special acknowledgements and honourable mention to the members of the Organising Committee for their unselfish and sacrificial work that played a big role in the successful organization of the 12th “SEC-tember”!

Also, the Organising Committee of the SEC-tember training would like to express its thanks to all the Instructors and Master Teachers for the professional assistance, that contributed much to the success of this special event!

Our gratitude and appreciation for the regular as well as new supporters and continuous sponsors of the SEC-tember event:

  • Mr. László Tímár – „PAJZS” Technology Ltd, IBSSA Head of Vehicle Protection Department
  • Mr. Csaba Kertész – General Manager of „PowerShield” Ltd, IBSSA Chairman of Hungarian Section
  • Mr. Gyula Sira and Mr. János Hülber – General Managers of Hűség Security Ltd., IBSSA members
  • Dr. Ádám Schuman – Director of „Laborexpert” Ltd, IBSSA member
  • Dr. György Lasz – Director of „IN-KAL” Company Group, IBSSA member
  • Mr. Jenő Benkő – Director of „RadioRent” Ltd, IBSSA member
  • Protection Group, Switzerland
  • Kaqun co.
  • Systema RMA



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  • Diplomatic Magazine
  • Detektor Plusz Magazine


The SEC-tember event proved again to be a much-needed and highly expected yearly seminar!

We are looking forward to seeing you all and your colleagues in 2014 at the 13th SEC-tember training.

31st October 2013