- Multiple time Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee
- Holds Dan grades in Karate (burnt them) and Jujutsu (reluctantly accepted)
- City centre doorman for 15 years and worked security for the likes of Frank Bruno
- Runs a full time martial arts centre and teaches all ages and abilities
- Teaches practical applied Jujutsu and street techniques and coaches kickboxing and MMA competitors
- Teachers include the great Trevor Roberts (8th Dan Hanshi)
Russ runs the JMA Academy in Atherton and is one of the country’s most sought-after reality combat instructors.
His laid back teaching and sense of humour make him a popular instructor, but at the heart of his teaching is practical unarmed combat skills that were tried and tested on the streets.