Robin Ruelens began his aikido practice in 1995 in the Musha Shugyo Dojo of Albert Merckx Sensei. Five years later he became a student of Matsumoto Yoshihiro Sensei as well, in the university town of Leuven. His Japanese studies allowed for one year as an exchange student in Japan together with Jan Vanrompay Sensei.
While there they both studied aikido at the Shosenji Dojo of Shimamoto Shihan in Osaka.
After dividing his time on the tatami between the dojo in Leuven and Musha Shugyo, Robin has now fully dedicated himself to the latter.
Robin holds a 5th dan in aikido