Reuven Lirov has been practicing and teaching Aikido since 2008 and currently holds a Sandan, or 3rd degree black belt through the United States Aikido Federation and Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan. Reuven spent two years as a full time apprentice, or "uchi deshi" to Rick Stickles Shihan at Aikido Schools of New Jersey.
He has been practicing martial arts since the age of 4, including 4 years of competition level Muay Thai and American Combat Karate, and holds rank in Judo, Hwa Rang Do, and Jujitsu (Sandan). Reuven brings over 22 years of martial arts training and instruction to students.
Reuven travels extensively to train around the world with top Aikido instructors, including Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei, the head of the United States Aikido Federation, as well as the USAF Technical Committee, and Hombu Dojo staff. A New Jersey native, Reuven graduated from Rutgers University with a Masters in Clinical Psychology, focusing on marrage and family counseling.
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