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The founder and the highest authority of the Traditional Aikido Kurilla Budokan, Mr. Štefan Kurilla, holds the following awards and qualifications:

  • 6th Dan Aikido Dentó Iwama ryu Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai  (1)
  • 4th Dan Aikido Aikikai  (2)
  • 5th Dan Judo (3, 3a)
  • 3 traditional Mokuroku in weapons (hand-written scrolls containing names and detailed descriptions of Aikido weapons referring to those who demonstrate the necessary skills in the use of Aikido weapons),  (4)
  • 5th Dan Spetsnaz System (system designed for the special forces of the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation)  (5)
  • 3rd Dan Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu   (6)
  • 1st class Aikido instructor   (7)
  • 1st class Judo instructor   (8)
  • IBSSA-certified self-defense instructor and instructor assistant for Combat Shooting (International Bodyguard & Security Services Association) (9, 9a)
  • certified instructor Muay Chaiya (10)
  • diploma of acknowledgement awarded by the Minister of Defense of the Slovak Republic  (11)
  • diploma and award of the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation   (12, 12a)
  • diploma of acknowledgement of security specialists of US forces based in South Korea   (13, 13a)
  • in 2009, Mr. Kurilla was awarded a Letter of Gratitude from the State Secretary of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic for development of the martial arts in Slovakia
  • in 2009, Mr. Kurilla was awarded a Letter of Gratitude from the Ministry of  Education of the Slovak Republic for  the long   work with young people in sport and development of the traditional martial arts in Slovaki
  • plaque in recognition of his contribution to the development of Aikido awarded by the president of the Korean Aikikai Federation  (15, 15a)
  • plaque in recognition of his contribution to the development of Aikido awarded by the University of Pennsylvania   (16)
  • 1st place in the combat shooting competition organized by the International Bodyguard & Security Services Association    (security professionals from 11 countries participated in the competition)  (17)
  • diploma and plaque BEST FIGHTER IBSSA in competition of bodyguards and security sector professionals from 10 countries  (18, 18a)
  • 2009 - awarded with a thank-you diploma by State Secretary of Ministry of Defense of the SR for development of martial arts in Slovakia  (19)
  • 2009 - awarded with a thank-you diploma from Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic for year-long cooperation with young people in the field of sports and development of traditional martial arts in Slovakia.   (20)
  • 2017 - recognized with JAPANESE AMBASSADORS AWARD. His Excellency Jun Shimmi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan in the Slovak Republic, expressed his profound admiration of his outstanding work and year-long contribution in the area of promoting Aikido and fostering mutual understanding and friendship between Japan and the Slovak Republic. (21, 21a)
  • BEST FIGHTER diploma and plaque awarded by the International Bodyguard & Security Services Association (IBSSA)
  • 2017 - attained the 1st place in the 62nd international demonstrations of Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu in Japan (22)
  • 2008 - founded the 1st Private Specialized Secondary School for Personal and Property Protection
  • since 1997 our club has been organizing, with the support of our partners, the largest martial art show in the Slovak Republic and its neighboring countries called EVENING of MARTIAL ARTS - VEČER BOJOVÝCH UMENÍ  

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