Master Ruiz began his training in 1972 in the Okinawa Karate Do style. Since then Master Ruiz has remained active in the art, teaching and learning it. Throughout his martial arts career Master Ruiz has earned many honors.
In 1996 and again in 1999 he was inducted in the Eastern USA Martial Arts association's Hall of Fame. In 1998 he was pronounced Intructor of the Year by the Florida Hall of Fame Martial Arts Brotherhood.
The Tiger Ha Goju Ryu (Way of the Tiger) was developed by Master Ruiz. It is a way of training to exercise the whole body, working on the cardiovascular system, stretching, and developing your muscles.
Master Ruiz is a 7th Degree Black Belt. He also has Black Belts in Okinawa Karate, USA Goyu, Tae Kwon Do, and Black Dragon Karate. He also has intense training in Judo, Aikido, Qi Gong, Accupressure for both self defense and healing, and extensive martial arts weapons training.