Russell Cosby Yon-Dan Fuku-Shidoin

Russell was born on the 25 December 1968 in Northampton England.

He moved to Australia with his family in 1975.

He began his Aikido studies in 1991 with John Rockstrom in Frankston, an outer Melbourne  suburb, and was with John for 4 years before moving to the Gold Coast, Queensland in 1996, where he continued to study Aikido as a student of Graham Morris Sensei until that dojo closed for redevelopment.

As with all instructors in Queensland, Russell also holds Coaching Accreditation from the Federal Government’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.

On leaving school he worked as qualified Landscape Gardener. He is also a qualified clockmaker and has been for 15 years and now runs a successful business as a Horologist. He went on to study aspects of architecture and now works in that field.

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