Dave Rubens – Aikido and Security

This interview was conducted and published in 2008 David Rubens is a rare breed of martial artist.  A London boy destined for trouble, he broadened his horizons by travelling the world, he lived in a kibbutz, joined the Israeli Army and became one of their elite parachute regiment.  He then went to Japan, trained at the renowned Yoshinkan Honbu becoming an uchi deshi  (live in student) under the famous Aikido Master Gozo Shioda, undergoing the hard Tokyo Riot Police Squad training programme.  He returned home to found the famous MeidokanDojo in London. Tempered by his training, he turned to the … Continue reading Dave Rubens – Aikido and Security