Master:
James Russell

Teacher Certification:

  1. Teacher Certification from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China

Other Certification:

  1. Certificate of Achievement for Yang Tai Ji Quan from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China
  2. Certificate of Achievement for Chen Tai Ji Quan from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China
  3. Certificate of Achievement for Wudang Tai Ji Quan from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China
  4. Certificate of Achievement for Shaolin Kung Fu forms and weapons from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China
  5. Certificate of Achievement for Shaolin Boxing (Sanda) from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China
  6. Certificate of Achievement for Self-Defense Techniques and Qin Na from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China
  7. Certificate of Achievement for Shaolin Qigong from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China

Lineage:

  1. Trained under 34th Generation Shaolin Warrior Monk and 17th Generation Disciple of Meihua Quan, Shifu Shi Yan Jun
  2. Trained under Shifu Sun Jian Guo – Tai Ji Quan Grand master

Membership:

  1. Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, China

Cooperation:

  1. Representative for Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy in Scotalnd

Kung Fu School Scotalnd Info:

We are very pleased to announce that our student from Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, James Russell started his own Chinese Martial Arts practice in September 2015: Eastern Practice.

He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer, graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2012, Edinburg.

In the gap year he travelled to China to a Martial Arts Academy. He studied there for a period of 3 months. After China he travelled to Thailand to study kickboxing.

Working for a year in the private sector for mechanical engineering, he felt unfulfilled. This was the corner stone in his career. In 2014 he returns to China, this time to Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy, located in Shaolin Temple, China.

One year of intensive training in China with Shifu Shi Yan Jun made him to achieve a Teacher Certification for teaching Chinese Martial Arts: Taiji Quan, Shaolin Qigong, Self-Defense Techniques (Qin Na) and Sanda.

James Russell showed not only an exceptional character and the traits of a real master but a very kind and patient support for his Kung Fu brothers. He has been entrusted many times to help his Kung Fu brothers – this permission is given only to students which show a high level of skill.

Now, James has been entrusted by Shifu Shi Yan Jun and Songshan Shaolin Traditional Wushu Academy to be the representative of our Academy and to have our full support in his new practice.

Shifu Yan Jun will continue his support for James and we hope that soon his school will share his great knowledge in Scotland.