Sensei Barry is one of our senior instructors, with many years experience teaching. He has trained with some of the best karate-ka, including Suzuki Sensei and Fukazawa Sensei. He is a serious karate-ka, who is not to be messed with when a bit grumpy.
Sensei Barry was also a referee for the English Karate Federation for over twenty years achieving the British Karate Federation referee qualification, refereeing at national, European and world competitions before retiring in 2017.
One of his most memorable moments in karate was visiting Japan for Suzuki Sensei’s 75th birthday and 60th year in karate celebrations. He also has remarked that Sensei James is one of his greatest achievements teaching karate!
Sensei Barry has always been thankful for the guidance and instruction of his senseis, Chris Kent 7th dan and Terry Robins 5th dan from a raw beginner to where he is today.