IPA Romania holds successful certified Self-Defence Seminar

26 Sep 2022

The long-awaited end of the coronavirus pandemic came with a number of projects. In addition to social and sport events, we focused on professional projects, as the online period deepened some shortcomings in the area of exchanges of experience specific to police activity, so useful and so desired by all our members.

Based on well-established connections and relationships within IBZ Gimborn, Mrs. Magda Raducu, President of IPA Region 25 Bucharest, proposed a practical self-defence seminar with ASP (Armament Systems & Procedures) instructors.

Therefore, between 21-23 June 2022, 33 police officers completed the training module "Tactics and techniques for training police officers" at the "Alexandru Ioan Cuza" Police Academy in Bucharest.


The target group, according to ASP standards, consisted of police officers working in the field of public order, the penitentiary police, gendarmerie, operations and special actions, and the instructors were Philipp Kurz, Vice President of IPA Germany, Fabio Red Rossi, former investigator and carabinieri police chief in Italy, an ASP certified instructor, and Marc De Leener, ASP representative. At the end of the course, based on the results obtained at the theoretical exam and the practical test, the 33 participants were certified as trainers.

The project is an example of the spirit of the IPA – Servo per Amikeco!

Proof of the positive experience can be seen in the feedback of one of the participants:

"This course was a great opportunity for the important structures in our defence system to work together and add value to this event."

Beyond the professional side, friends made connections, sketched future projects, joked, and smiled in a beautiful atmosphere that we all missed.

Mihai-Liviu Tărtăreanu, President IPA Romania