Igor Petrović

Igor Petrović

7. DAN Black Belt
Founder and president of International Real Aikido Federation

Igor Petrović

Founder and president of International Real Aikido Federation

Igor Petrović, born on 5/08/1984, graduated coach of physical preparation of athletes – recreation, graduated coach of real aikiodo and professional specialist coach in sports. Module – special physical education of special population groups, defended a specialist paper entitled “Application of real aikido in the training of the Army of the Republic of Serbia” with a grade of 10.

He has been practicing real aikido since 1994. Due to his efforts and fast progress, he became the youngest member of the first team under the leadership of Ljubomir Vračarević. The first assistant to the founder of real aikido, Ljubomir Vračarević-black belt 10.DAN-SOKE. He helped and led seminars around the world together with the master Ljubomir Vračarević and after his death he continued to spread real aikido in the region and the world. He was the chairman of the board of the Serbian Real Aikido Association and one of the members of the licensing commission.

          He has participated and led over 280 seminars in Macedonia, Republika Srpska, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Switzerland, America, Spain, Estonia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Oremburg, Orsk, Ekanterinburg, Gai, Belgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Norilsk, Samara, Bugulma, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Surgut …). from american hall of fame of martial arts he gets his black belt 3. DAN from central comitee. Together with master Ljubomir Vračarević, he led the training of President Putin’s bodyguards in Moscow. He also successfully led the training of special units of the Serbian Army and special units of Russia.

He received a black belt DAN 4 from Jiu Jutsu from master Ljubomir Vračarević. From the German Karate Federation, he received an honorary black belt on the 4th DAN from the great master Wolfgang Siebel for his efforts in real aikido. After a few years, he received a black belt from Master Ljubomir Vračarević on the 5th DAN. From the Uzbek Federation, Jeet Kuna and Master Kim Mikhail received a black belt  the 6th DAN

He also won numerous recognitions on the territory of Russia, and some of them are: honorary order of special units of Russia for special merits, recognition of Russian officers, recognition of Russian war veterans in Afghanistan, recognition of Russian aviation and army, as well as honorary order of Cossack army of Baltic region.

On May 22, 2019, Igor Petrović received high recognition for his long-term work and contribution to the development of real aikido around the world from the Japanese organization that unites martial arts called “ALL JAPAN BUDO ASSOCITIATION”. From the master Hidaheru Ishii he received the title of black belt 7 DAN. After that, on May 25, 2019, at the suggestion of the Azerbaijani Federation, he received a diploma recognizing the black belt 7 DAN, which contains 9 signatures of the biggest names in the field of martial arts and sports, as well as multiple and world champions who followed Igor’s work and seminars, people from various sports mma, kickboxing, karate, karate do, kempo karate, wing chung federation, grappling and combat jiu jitsu.

On December 3, 2019, Igor Petrović founded a federation called “International Real Aikido Federation”, which currently gathers over 60 clubs around the world.

Diplomas and Certificates

Certificate of Appreciation

Timeline

  • 1994
    The Start
    Igor Petrovic starts practicing real aikido under mentorship of Ljubomir Vracarevic
  • 1999
    Black Belt 1.DAN
    Igor Petrovic gets black belt and becomes personal assistant of Ljubomir Vračarević
  • 1999
    The Youngest Master
    Becomes the youngest member of the master team at the age of 15 in 1999
  • 2003
    Black Belt 2.DAN
    Ljubomir Vracarevic gives 2.DAN Black Belt to Igor
  • 2005
    Black Belt 3.DAN
    Igor Petrovic gets black belt 3.DAN from the central comision of American martial arts hall of fame
  • 2007
    Black Belt 4.DAN
    Igor Petrovic gets 4.DAN Black Belt
  • 2008
    Black Belt 4.DAN
    Received honorary recognition Black Belt 4 DAN 2008 from the German Karate Federation E.I.K.O and master Wolfgang Siebel
  • 2010
    Black Belt 4.DAN
    Black Belt 4 DAN won in 2010 by Ljubomir Vračarević and the World Youth Organization
  • 2010
    Black Belt 4.DAN
    Honorary title of martial art "Jeet Kune Do" black belt 6 DAN received, from Uzbek Federation and Master Kim Mikhail
  • 2010
    Black Belt 5.DAN
  • 2012
    Becomes a Sorts Coach
    Graduates from the College of Sports and Health as a coach of real aikido and martial
  • 2012
    Igor Petrovic Real Aikido Center
    He opened his club "Igor Petrovic Real Aikido Center"
  • 2013
    Black Belt 6.DAN
  • 2013
    Special Forces Training
    Igor starts training Special Forces of Serbian Army
  • 2014 - 2016
    Recognitions
    He won numerous recognitions on the territory of Russia, and some of them are: honorary order of special units of Russia for special merits, recognition of Russian officers, recognition of Russian war veterans in Afghanistan, recognition of Russian aviation and army, as well as honorary order of Cossack army of Baltic region.
  • 2019
    Black Belt 7.DAN
    Black Belt 7 dan won in 2019 by the "All Japan Budo Association" and master Hideharu Ishii SoShihan 9 Dan.
  • 2019
    Black Belt 7.DAN
    Black Belt 7 DAN wins 2019 signed and recognized by world organizations, federations, Association, athletes and champions in the field of martial arts and sports (Adil Allyev - President kickboxing federations; Eduard Mammadov - 23-time world kickboxing champion; Asif Sayadov - President of the Azerbaijan Wing Chun Federation; Fariz Abdullayev - President of the Azerbaijan federation of Real Aikido ; Azad Asgarov - President of MMA and Grappling Federation; Rafael Aghayev - five-time world champion in karate; Agil Ayalov - President of the Eurasian Combar Ju-Jutsu federations; Rauf Ibrahimov - President of the Azerbaijan Kempo Federation; Vusal Abdullazada - president of Karate to the academy.
  • 2019
    Graduates from Sports School
    He graduated from the Sports and Health School as a coach of sports specialists in 2019 (work with special population groups - army, police and security services with the topic of work "Application of the Real Aikido techniques in the army of the Republic of Serbia")
  • 2019
    Professor and Demonstrator
    Lecturer and professor by invitation as well as a demonstrator in three subjects: Training Methodology, Pedagogical Practice, Technique with Tactics.
  • 2017- 2019
    Graduates from Sports School
    From 2017 to 2019 Igor was the president of the board of directors of the Serbian Real Aikido Association.
  • 2019
    IRAF
    President
    Igor Petrovic became president of International Real Aikido Federation - IRAF
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