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.

He is the personal trainer of celebrities, such as Keanu Reeves, Ashton Kutcher, Scarlett Johansson, Vin Diesel and many more. Dr. Antonio la Salandra is a WJJF 7th Dan and BJJ 4th Dan; European representative of the Machado Academy.

Antonio served as Keanu Reeves' fight coordinator in the recent blockbuster, John Wick 2, and he made an appearance in the film. If you watch closely, you'll see him meet a nasty end courtesy of John Wick! The grappling seminar was open to all and was very well attended with over 100 participants. Rigan emphasised minimal movement and simple pressure to sweep and control opponents and made effective use of the "deep half-guard" position.

Antonio drilled several effective sweeps and submissions. The event concluded with some intense positional sparring to reinforce the techniques learned. Several years ago, Kai cho David Toney formed a Grappling Committee for WJJF Ireland, tasked with improving the standard of grappling across the organisation.

The committee organises regular courses, club visits, competitions and seminars such as this.

Thanks to Shike Giacomo Spartaco Bertoletti for having the foresight to make this particular contact for us all. We express our congratulations to WJJF Ireland for this significant seminar!

6th July 2017

IBSSA HQ


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…

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Report from Dr. Sasa Vujko – Counter-terror professional expert of IBSSA

On the 26th May 2017 in the Sava Centre, Belgrade, Serbia a symposium on “Modern Terrorism and Corporate Security” was held by the Professional Association of the Security Sector (Strukovno Udruženje Sektora Bezbednosti – SUSB), a non-governmental organization. Representatives of the government sector, the private security sector and the academic community gathered and exchanged opinions and ideas during this symposium.

Welcoming the guests and presenting the agenda of the meeting, attendees were first addressed by Mr. Dejan MILUTINOVIĆ – President of SUSB, who pointed out that the collection is dedicated to the current topic and attempt to find a common response to the greatest threat of our time. He briefly introduced the current work of the Association. Among the speakers, and on behalf of IBSSA, Dr. Sasa VUJKO – Counter-terror professional expert of IBSSA in Serbia put emphasis in his speech on the organizational system of security persons and facilities and the cooperation of different teams to fight against the present threat. The role of the intelligence sector is to come to information.

21st Ball of Knights and Bodyguards at Hotel Marriott

In the past few years we could hear a lot about the cooperation of various civilian security companies, organisations and official law enforcement agencies, which has its peak at “Partnership for Security” international professional conferences. 20 years ago the leaders of IBSSA recognised that the system of well-working clubs of the Western world is very much missing from Hungarian social life.

They could enable the members of the various organisations to have informal meetings and establish relationships. Upon this recognition common monthly club days were organised by IBSSA and the security organisations, such as the IAPA, the IPA and law enforcement organisations. And later with the closely related knightly orders, such as KMFAP (Federation of Autonomous Priories of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem Knights of Malta), the Sovereign Order of Cyprus , the International Knightly Order of Saint George the Martyr. The success encouraged family picnics, and a few times the organisation of the Ball of Knights and Bodyguards.