Barry Barker

Barry Barker (aka Mr. B) is a 9th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo (M.A. – Master of the Arts) with over 40 years of training. He was promoted initially through the IKKA with Mr. Parker on his test board, having Jim Mitchell and Ernest George Jr. as his primary Kenpo System instructors over many years. He is also a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) and a full-time school owner/teacher running Poway Kenpo Karate / Poway Martial Arts, for over 35 years, and founder of the American Kenpo Alliance (AKA). Mr. Barker has produced 15 full instructional videos (13 Kenpo Belt Rank videos, 1 Tai Chi video, and 1 Gun Retention for Law Enforcement video), written 3 books (Mind-Body-Spirit), and has promoted to date over 80 Kenpo Black Belts.

Personally, he has 5 adult children, 6 grandchildren, and is a competitive and avid Salsa dancer/performer.

Formal Martial Arts Recognition:

  • Inducted Golden Global Martial Arts Hall of Fame 1998
  • Inducted Masters Hall of Fame 2000
  • Inducted World Amateur Martial Arts International Federation 2006
  • Listed Heritage Registry of Who’s Who 2007
  • City of Poway Mayors Commendation for Civic Work 2010 & 2014
  • California State Senate Community Service Commendation 2012 & 2014
  • Inducted USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame 2014
  • Presidential Fitness Award 2017

Additional Personal Training:

  • Ed Parker, Advanced Kenpo Theory
  • Jeff Speakman, Kenpo Seminar
  • Joe Lewis, several Fight Training Seminars
  • Steve Nasty Anderson, several Fight Training Seminars
  • Orned Chicken Gabriel, 2 Years Personal Training & many Fight Training Seminars
  • Brian Adams, Knife & Stick Fighting Seminar
  • Dave Hebler, Power & Speed Seminar
  • Richard Post, Knife Fighting Seminar
  • Rick Hughes, many Classes & Seminars
  • Willy Steele, many Classes & Seminars
  • Toke Hill, Olympic Style Sparring Seminar
  • Mike Stone, Martial Arts Seminars
  • Eric Lee, Martial Arts Training Seminar
  • Parker Linekin, many years of Seminars & TrainingJohn Denora, Daito Ryu Seminar
  • George Dillman, Pressure Point Seminar
  • Prof. Wally Jay, several Small Circle Jiu Jitsu Seminars
  • Royce Gracie, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminars
  • Nelson Monteiro, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 2 Years Training & Seminars
  • Carlos Valente, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 1 Year Training and Seminars
  • Vic Zamora, Boxing Personal Training
  • Vincent Soberano, Muay Thai Personal Training
  • Melchor Menor, Muay Thai Seminars & Classes
  • Nelson Siyavong, several Muay Thai Seminars
  • Kaewsamrit Muay Thai Training Camp, 2 Weeks Bangkok Thailand
  • Cepeda Brothers, Arnis de Mano Classes
  • Krav Maga, Certification Seminar
  • CDT, Certification Seminar
  • Cung Lee, San Shou Seminar
  • Jim Tian, Tai Chi Chuan several years
  • Frank Primicias, Lo Han Chi Gung Seminars
  • Chen Sitan, Taiji Seminar
  • Rey Leal, Tai Chi Personal Training
  • International Training Program, Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine in Chengdu, China

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