ABOUT

Barry Barker


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Barry Barker (aka Mr. B) is a 9th Degree Black Belt in American Kenpo (MA-Master of the Arts) with over 40 years of training, he is also a Licensed Acupuncturist and a full-time school owner/teacher for over 30 years, running Poway Kenpo Karate-Jiu Jitsu / Poway Martial Arts, which he founded in 1984, and founder of the American Kenpo Alliance. In addition Mr. Barker has produced 15 instructional videos, written 3 books, and promoted over 65 Kenpo Black Belts.

Personally, he has five kids, six grandkids, and is an avid Salsa dancer.

Other 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

Additional 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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