Sensei Rustam began his Martial Arts endeavors in 2007 at the Kage Musha dojo training under Shihan, Dr. Richard Ramnarine, and has been committed ever since. Currently, Rustam is a level 2 Blackbelt in Hoshindo Ninpo Taijutsu and is also an Original Jeet Kune Do Instructor. Also under the Kage Musha Dojo, he has studied the art of Combat Jujitsu and currently holds a 1st Kyu (Brown Belt) allowing him to be an assistant instructor in the art as well. Rustam believes in the three precepts of the Ryu, Always strive to be a good human being; Always strive to learn and grow; Always strive to help those in need. Rustam attributes a lot of his success in life to the higher teachings and principles of Martial Arts, "Training has allowed me to maintain a positive mindset which when applied, has allowed me to become successful both on and off the mats."