Sensei Alejandro Villanueva
- Sandan in Tora Ha Aiki Budo from Sensei Autrelle Holland in 2011
Alejandro Villanueva started training in the martial arts in 1999 when he started Aikido under Santos Nalda, one of the pioneers in Spain and a pupil of Tamura Nobuyoshi Shihan. Soon after that, and feeling that something was missing in his training, he tried to figure it out enrolling in the local Nihon Taijutsu / Seibukan Aikijujutsu dojo under Ricardo Sanz, again one of the pioneers in Spain and a pupil of Roland Hernaez Sensei, the creator of Nihon Taijutsu, a Yoseikan derivative. In the Yoseikan school he found the spirit that he was looking for and training in its arts deepened his knowledge and broadened the field of his interests in Budo. Over the years Alejandro continued to add to his martial baggage by studying Aikido under Enrique Torres, Nihon Taijutsu and Aikijujutsu Yoseikan under Miguel Ibáñez and the Aikido of Iwama under Arturo Navarro, head of the Takemusu Aikido Kyokai España (TAKE).
Alejandro obtained Sandan in Tora Ha Aiki Budo from Sensei Autrelle Holland in 2011. He operates his dojo in Zaragoza (Spain) where he teaches his own system: Seishinkai Budo.
Alejandro has attended seminars by José Miranda, Jan Janssens, Pau Ramon Planellas, Kai Kuniyuki, Daniel Toutain, Lewis Bernaldos de Quiros, Anthony Peters, and others, all of whom enriched his views on true Budo. Currently his interests lay on the precursor arts of Mochizuki Minoru’s Yoseikan as well as those of Ueshiba Morihei’s Aikido; this is, Nihonden Jujutsu and Daito Ryu Aikijujutsu. His current practice focuses on the anthropological research and study of Japanese Jujutsu, Ueshiba’s Aikido, self defence and the samurai weaponry.