The Therien Jiu Jitsu Martial Arts and Fitness Centre Russell celebrated their one-year anniversary on Mon., April 8. The club opened on April 4 in 2018 and has expanded to 34 students to date. The club is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and features Jiu Jitsu, kick boxing and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The age of the students range from six to 52 all in different age classes and there are three instructors and helpers. Kyoshi, Norm Beauchamp remarked, “We are happy to be in Russell;” but he can’t believe the year flew by so quickly. The club celebrated with a cake and some drinks. The home club located in Chesterville will also be celebrating their 20th anniversary in January 2020. Moore photo