Shodan (1st Dan) Iwama Shin Shin Aiki Shurenkai
Ruben began studying Aikido in 2007 under Ariel Fabián Perez, (4th Dan black belt) Barcelona, Spain.
During this time Ruben has attended many Aikido seminars and courses in Europe with the head of Iwama Ryu Aikido in Japan, Hitohira Saito Sensei and Sensei’s top students in Europe like Tristão Da Cunha 8th Dan from the Aiki Shuren Dojo in Portugal and Stefano Di Carlo 5TH Dan from the Aiki Shin Dojo in Torino , Italy.
As well as attending regular seminars, Ruben has also travelled to Saito Sensei’s dojo in the small town of Iwama (The birth place of Aikido), Japan to Study Aikido fulltime. This intensive practice resulted in Ruben being graded for his Shodan, 1st Dan Black belt
In January 2016, Ruben moved to Edinburgh, Scotland where he is continuing his training as well teaching Aikido with Steff Miller (3 Dan Iwama Style) and Ken (4 Dan Iwama Style).