To-Shin Do Kasumi-An 6th Degree Black Belt

Helen Jotoshi Russo has spent 23 years under the direct guidance of renowned senior Master Instructor Mark Sentoshi Russo, and is one of only four women in the world to earn the title of To-Shin Do Master instructor. At 6th degree black belt, aside from An-shu Rumiko Hayes, she is the highest ranking female Master Instructor in the world. Born in Nigeria and raised in Kent England, Jotoshi's charm and disarming air stand in stark contrast to her outstanding skills as a master martial artist. Having raised two children of her own, Jotoshi has an uncanny ability to create rapport with children and encourage them to achieve new levels of excellence.


Jotoshi is a true model of a martial artist with a perfect balance of kindness, compassion, and highly effective fighting skills. You will almost always find her smiling face greeting you at the door.

  • Kasumi-An To-Shin Do, 6th degree Black Belt
    • Awarded title of To Shi “Warrior Knight of the Silent Blade”
  • Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, 2nd degree Black Belt
  • Bachelor Degree in Transpersonal Counseling