Anastasia “Nastia” Shuba (shodan) began her aikido training in 2005 and received her nidan from Matsuoka Sensei in 2016. With over a decade of experience, Nastia is our youngest instructor. She leads the dojo’s women’s aikido program as well our classes at University of California, Irvine.
Nastia is a PhD student in Computer Engineering at UCI and is fluent in Ukrainian and Russian. She’s an avid gamer and a big fan of the fantasy / sci-fi genre.