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Helen Jotoshi Russo


The Only 7th Degree To-Shin Do
Female Master Instructor In The World

Martial Arts Master

Helen Jotoshi Russo has spent over 30 years under the direct guidance of renowned senior Master Instructor Mark Sentoshi Russo, and is one of only five women in the world to earn the title of To-Shin Do Master Instructor. At 6th degree black belt she is the highest ranking female Master Instructor in the world in her chosen art. 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. Her focus is to help everyone to have better self-esteem, more confidence, feel more empowered (especially the women and girls), and generally be better than they were yesterday in every aspect of their training and personal life. 

The Program Director and Mighty Dragons instructor, Helen Russo, has over 30 years of martial arts experience, is the mother of two, a grandmother, and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling. 

Education:  Bachelors in Transpersonal Counseling

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, 7th 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

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Helen Jotoshi Russo 6th Degree Black Belt Presentation

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