Self Defence Seminar in Timisoara
In 21-22 of March, CPCS in collaboration with Defence School Timisoara and International Kobudo Federation organized a self defence seminar, held by O-Sensei Günter Painter (6. Dan Kobukai Kobudo, 5. Dan Jujutsu) from Austria.
Considering the quick growth of violence in Romania, expressed through violent attacks and even armed robberies and shot people, and based on the very good feedback we had at our first seminar from November last year, we decided to follow up with another event, only 4 months later.
The program was similar to the one in last November, with both civilian and military training. Saturday took place the 2 self defence courses with athletes, and on Sunday we held the seminar with officers from the security forces. All the trainings were centered around the most common street attacks – with bare hands, short stick and knife, and ended with immobilizations and transport techniques.
Participation and support
Across the entire seminar we had the honor of having among us Shihan Doru Galan, from the Budo Sei-Shin Club in Bucharest, along with 5 of his students. Also Shihan Daniel Deac and Gheroghe Farcas participated and gave us all of their support. We thank the again for everything!
As one more confirmation that everything was as planned came the decision to organize a seminar in Bucharest, on 15-17 of May, together with Budo Sei-Shin Jiu-Jitsu Club and the Police Academy. Also, we have fixed the date for the next IKF seminar in Timisoara: 28-29 of Novembre 2009
Earth Hour – 60 minutes for our Planet!
It’s as simple as a flick of the switch!
What began as a campaign to get Sydneysiders to turn their lights off, has grown to become one of the world’s biggest climate change initiatives. In 2009, at 8.30pm on March 28, people around the world will turn their lights off for one hour – Earth Hour. We’re aiming to reach one billion people, more than 1000 cities, all joining together in a global effort to show that its possible to take action on global warming.
Earth Hour started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia with 2.2 million homes and businesses turning their lights off for one hour. Only a year later and this event had become a global sustainability movement with up to 50 million people across 35 countries participating. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square, all stood in darkness, as symbols of hope for a cause that grows more urgent by the hour.
Earth Hour 2009 is a global call to action to every individual, every business and every community. A call to stand up, to take responsibility and to get involved in working towards a sustainable future. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Europe to The Americas will stand in darkness. People across the world will turn off their lights and join together in creating the vital conversation about the future of our precious planet.
Over 64 countries and territories are participating in Earth Hour 2009. This number grows every day as people realise how such a simple act, can have such a profound result in affecting change.
Earth Hour is a message of hope and a message of action. Everyone can make a difference. Visit earthhour.org.
Earth Hour 2009 - Sign up for Earth Hour!
In the new millenium, our modern society knew events and changes that are very different to what Immanuel Kant used to call ‘Das Eterne Frieden’ (everlasting peace). State institutions are trying to keep under control any actions or acts that can turn into menaces against State security. However, it is generally acknowledged that nowhere can anyone be perfectly safe.
Complexity of menaces, risks and vulnerabilities, starting from the individual level up to the State level needs the involvement of civil society, with the purpose to keep a safety state which should allow the development in good conditions of a prosperous, democratic and Euro-Atlantic value linked society.
Security Culture turned into a topical matter, both for international or Romanian institutions and non-governmental organisations. Our present world’s economic, political and social challenges are tremendously complex and difficult to manage. When there is a security level challenge, it concerns us all equally, the final aim being stability and development of a modern society.
The Concept integrates the new institutional approach regarding promotion of knowledge, confidence and mutual respect between military and civil public actors dealing with security, as well as validation of their social mission.
"In the non-governmental field, there are extremely few contributors who approach problems regarding national security and specialised studies field of interest." (Information Centre for Security Culture, SRI)
Security Culture Promotion Centre is open to all initiatives aiming at acknowledging new menaces, risks and vulnerabilities, as well as at learning about new individual, group, national, regional and global safety fields. We wish to create and implement several educational preventive actions and regarding management of the new security reality, which is an indicator of a Euro-Atlantic and European Community vocation.
President of CPCS