Real Aikido

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Real Aikido
Country of originSerbia Serbia
CreatorLjubomir Vračarević
ParenthoodAikido and also some kicks delivered from different countries from Asia.
Olympic sportNo
Official websiteWCRA

Real Aikido (Serbian Cyrillic: Реални аикидо) is a martial art developed by Ljubomir Vračarević, a self-defence instructor from Serbia. It is a mixture of aikido, judo and jujutsu techniques, with some modifications made by Vračarević.


The Real Aikido defense system includes unarmed techniques, as well as defense against weapons such as knife, pistol, etc. It includes of aikido, judo and jujutsu, techniques simplified so that they can be easily taught in security and self-defense courses. The curriculum itself is mainly based on a general aikido curriculum, with a kyu/dan system of grading. Apart from grappling, self-defense against strikes also includes evasion and some blocking techniques.

Bodyguard school[edit]

Vracarevic's bodyguard school is officially certified by the International Bodyguard and Security Services Association (IBSSA).[1]

Use in Serbian schools[edit]

From 2005 Real Aikido was included in elementary school curriculum in Serbia as an elective subject.[2]

International recognition[edit]

  • In 2001, Vladimir Djordjevic Chief Instructor of United States Center of Real Aikido and founder of Odbrana was recognized by United States Martial Arts Association.
  • In 2003, Real Aikido was recognized by United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame[3][4]
  • In 2005 CBS 2 Chicago TV Station aired the Chief Instructor Vladimir Mr.V Djordjevic at United States Center Of Real Aikido, on Rape Prevention issues.[citation needed]
  • In October 2007 Real Aikido practitioners entered the first European Martial Arts Hall of Fame.[5]
  • The United States Center of Real Aikido is member of International Combat Martial Arts Unions Association.[6][7]

Ranks and grades[edit]

The style of belt commonly worn in Real Aikido
Yellow Judo yellow belt.svg 5th kyū
Orange Judo orange belt.svg 4th kyū
Green Judo green belt.svg 3rd kyū
Blue Judo blue belt.svg 2nd kyū
Brown Judo brown belt.svg 1st kyū
Black Judo black belt.svg dan


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