The Only 8th Degree To-Shin Do Senior Master Instructor in the World

Mark Sentoshi Russo is recognized as the senior Kasumi-An To-Shin Do instructor and has studied martial arts from the age of eight. Sentoshi is a personal friend and student of An-Shu Stephen K. Hayes, the Western Authority on Ninjutsu and is ranked as Master Instructor under Soke Masaaki Hatsumi, Grandmaster of the Bujinkan school of Budo Taijutsu.

Sentoshi earned his MBA from the University of South Florida and spent many years as a corporate consultant to Fortune 500 companies. He brings the motivational and self-mastery techniques he taught corporate executives into the To-Shin Do classroom and imparts this valuable knowledge to his students.

Sentoshi is the Dean of the Tampa Quest Center and possesses nearly 50 years of experience in the martial arts. In addition to his popularity gained through appearances in martial arts films, he has earned teaching licenses in six different martial disciplines.

  • Kasumi-An To-Shin Do, 8th degree Black Belt
    • To-Shin Do Shihan Hombu Representative
    • Awarded title of To Shi “Warrior Knight of the Lightning Bright Blade”
  • Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, 5th degree Black Belt Shidoshi
  • Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate, 4th degree Black Belt
  • Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do, 1st degree Black Belt
  • Kempo Jutsu, 1st degree Black Belt
  • Okinawan Kobojutsu, 2nd degree Black Belt
The martial arts in the world are different today because of the influence of my warrior friend Mark Russo.
— Stephen K. Hayes

Author of "Clearing Away the Crap in My Cap"

In the world of martial arts he is known as Master Mark Sentoshi Russo. Senior student of world renowned Grandmaster Stephen K. Hayes, Master Russo holds the highest rank in the world in his chosen art. What many may not know however is that Mark Sentoshi Russo is also an author. His lifelong quest for a fuller understanding of the human condition has led him to explorations of philosophies both eastern and western. The state of the current human experience compelled him to write “Clearing Away the Crap in My Cap” as a way to laugh at ourselves while we consider the serious implications of the underlying issues.