International Bodyguard Association

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We are an international non-governmental organization (INGO) founded in 1957. Since then, the IBA has established itself as the leading international training organization for bodyguards. Operating on 5 continents and more than 50 countries, we are able to offer worldwide coverage.
Since 1957, our primary objective has been to consistently provide the highest level of training to government, military, police and civilian bodyguards.
Our world-class security instructors offer specialist training and guidance in a unique learning environment, helping bodyguards to develop professional skills and industry knowledge throughout their careers. The Association's reputation for excellence is a result of nearly 60 years achievement in protective skills training.

Our History
Founded in Paris by Major Lucien Ott, a member of the French Deuxième Bureau and former bodyguard to General Charles de Gaulle. The Association originally served as a think tank for bodyguards when Major Ott found that international methods of protection for military VIPs were drastically outmoded and increasingly ineffective. 
What We Do

  • Protective Service Detail
  • Protective Driving
  • Protective Escort
  • Defence & Restraint Tactics
  • Threat Management
  • Residence Security Team
  • Marine High Risk Escort
  • VIP Yacht & Maritime
  • VIP Hotel
  • VIP Aviation
  • BG Protocol & Etiquette
  • BG Medic
  • Counter Sniper

 Full Instructors of I.B.A: Αντώνιος Μήτρου & Χάρης Μήτρου

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