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All our Instructors are fully qualified and enhanced CRB checked. KSD is a family club and all members are extended family and treated as such. KSD instructors have a wealth of experience in martial arts as well as in life, we're always approachable and friendly.

6th Dan

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Renshi Darren Barber
Chief Instructor

Sensei is a real family man. Married for 26 years to wife Sharon.  Two children, Ryan (Karate 2nd Kyu) and Ashley (Karate 2nd  Dan).

Loves his dogs, breed Border Collie Ceaser is 14.5 years old ( now deceased Rip Buddy )  and new pup on the block Harley (Scraps) is 24 months.

A Hgv class 1 driver by trade recently  working in the delivery of stationery for WA Office Needs. A Manchester United fan - sadly doesn't get to go these days as far too busy working and running KSD. 

Now taking a sabaticle from work to concentrate on the running of Ksd and take it to the next level 

Sensei treats all members of the club as extended family.

have a browse through some of my journey below ! .

Sensei Darren Barber 6th Dan
It was in  late 1982 when i first tried training at a Muay Thai club  , but soon moved onto Judo  in Feb  83  when Sensei Daz began serriosly  training in martial arts. 
 


Personal Statement 
I’ve studied with many influential instructors who are mentioned below:- 

Roy Berry , Max Shacklady , Jim Gibson , Nigel Nuttall , William Rielly ,   George Campbell , Terry Pottage ,Tony Gregory ,  Fumio Demura , Akiro Sato , Kenji Tomiyama , Morio Higaonna , Masataka Ohshita   to name but a few , all have had a influence on my training and I thank them all . 
Karate proved to be the discipline and martial art that best suited me,which is why after all these years I am still hard at and loving every moment ,I still find it interesting and have lots to learn , as well as having a passion for my own development and learning , I have the added bonus being able to pass on my life skills to others , teaching is a skill all on its own ,not to mention running a successful club. 


Achievements 

1982/1985 
Judo Swinton Judo Club, British Judo Association, Instructor: -  Sensei Adams & Sensei Berry. & Sensei Carlisle .
1985/1986 
Boxing, Barton Athletic Eccles, Instructor Max Shacklady Olympian. 

Karate , Bury Budokan, Bury, British Karate Association , “ Shukokai” Instructor :- Jim Jibson / Nigel Nuttall. 
1987 
BKA Nationals Coventry 4th place 

1988

Bury Budokan 

1989/1990 
Ju Jitsu , Middleton , Instructor :- William Riley .

1989/1990 
Karate & Fitness training, “home Dojo” while looking for the right karate instructor “those were the days cross training “ travelling searching for the correct Dojo Dojos / Styles attended , Shotokan , Wado Ryu  . 

1990/2001 
Karate, Ken Shu Do Prestwich , Ken Yu Kai Karate Association , “Shukokai” Instructors :- Terry Pottage , George Campbell . 

1992

Taught my first class under the watch full eye of my Sensei 

1993

Taught my first class as alone due to no other senior grade showing up  
1994 
Ken Yu Kai national championships 3rd place. 

1995 
Ken Yu Kai national championships 1st Place. 
KEN-SHU-Do B team squad member. 
Ken-Shu-Do best adult of the year. 

1996 
KYK national championships 1st place. 

EKGB/Ken Yu Kai assistant Instructors award, I was the first Ken Yu Kai brown belt to achieve this award a fact I am proud of. 
Ju Jitsu , Salford Ju Jitsu club Sensei Keith Nixon 
1997 
KEN-SHU-DO A team squad member. 
Ken Yu Kai national championships team kumite & kata 3rd Place. 

1998 
EKGB/Ken Yu Kai Instructors Award. 

NGB Kata corner judge 

Ju Jitsu , Salford Ju Jitsu club Sensei Keith Nixon 

1999 
KEN-SHU-DO A team squad member. 
Ken Yu Kai national championships team kumite & kata 3rd Place. 
Ken Yu Kai national’s kumite time keeper. 

2000 
Ken Yu Kai national’s assistant official, time keeper and points total keeper. 
Founder member of Dragon Karate Academy Prestwich. 

2001
Karate, Dragon Karate Academy Prestwich , “Shukokai” , Alliance of Shukokai Karate  
Joined the Alliance of Shukokai Karate which was formed by 3 senior shukokai grades one being my instructor at that time G.H.Campbell. 
Dragon Karate Academy management committee member. 
Dragon Karate Academy grading panel officer . 
Was given the honour of assisting at the first Alliance of Shukokai Karate Dan grade. 

2002 
FEKO/Alliance of shukokai Instructors award. 
Dragon Karate Academy management committee member. 
Dragon Karate Academy grading panel officer. 
Dragon Karate Academy grade syllabus Instructor. 

2003 
Dragon Karate Academy management committee member. 
Dragon Karate Academy grading panel officer. 

NGB Kata Judge area official award 

2004 
Dragon Karate Academy management committee member. 
Dragon Karate Academy grading panel officer. 

2005

Dragon Karate academy member and grade panel officer 

2006 

Dragon Karate academy Member  and grade panel officer 
2007 

Dragon Karate Academy grading panel officer. 

2008 
Dragon Karate Academy grading officer. 

2009 
Founder Member of Shukokai Karate Academy "formally" Dragon Karate Academy. 
ASK/Shukokai Karate Academy course Instructor. 

2010 
Shukokai Karate Academy grading Officer. 
FEKO/Alliance of Shukokai Karate Instructors awards. 
Alliance of shukokai /Shukokai Karate Academy course Instructor. 
Founder of KenShuDo Shukokai Karate club, Heaton Park. * Name change K S D Shukokai Karate Club* 

Karate, Joined The Cobra Martial Arts Association “CMAA” National Supporting body.. 
CMAA Level 1 Instructors award 
KSD Chief Instructor 
KSD Chief Grade Officer. 

First Daz-Do class 
2011 

KSD Karate Association Founder
KSD Club President 
KSD Chief Instructor 
KSD Chief Grade officer 

Karate , Affiliated to Shido –Ryu Shukokai Karate Organisation Instructor :- Sensei Julian Mallalieu, & CMAA .
Shido – Ryu Grade Officer

Shido-Ryu Referee and Kata Judge

Kata Judge A Class Shido-Ryu / Cmaa

Kumite Judge  Shido-Ryu / Cmaa

2012

Chief Instructor for the KSD Karate Association

Becomes a full time Karate Instructor

KSDKA Chief Dan Grade Officer  

First Aid Qualified

 

 

 

 

Member No WR52171

2013

KSDKA Chief Dan Grade officer

KSDKA Chief Instructor

KSDKA Technical officer

Declined MIA Instructors award 

2014

KSDKA Chief Dan Grade Officer

KSDKA Chief Instructor

KSD Karate Whitefield Chief Instructor

Ksd Karate Whitefield Chief grade Office 

Title as per CMAA awarded Renshi 

first aid for sport qualified

Ksd Karate & Cmaa title Renshi award 

CMAA Level 1 Instructors award renewed 

Pride of Bury Awards 1st place Sporting Hero 

2015

Ksd Chief Dan Grade officer

Ksd Chief Instructor

2016

Ksd Karate Chief Instructor 

Ksd Karate Chief Dan Grade official   

Nominated for the final bury community sports club of the year award 

2017

Cmma Level 1 Instructors awards course refresh 

KSD Chief Instructor 

CMAA Self defence Instructor qulaified 

CMAA First Aid for Sport renewed 

Ken Shu Dojo Members vote for Instrutor of the year 

CPD Diploma in advanced Karate 

Shito Ryu Shukokai World Union application to join approved by ther DC  

Finalist of the Bury Community Sports club of the year top 10 

Cmma Kick Jitsu 

2018 

Level 3 Personal Trainer Diploma ( CPD ) 

CMMA Kick Jitsu 

Ken Shu Dojo Chief Instructor 

Level 4 Advanced  diploma in Exercise & Fitness ( CPD )

Level 3 Diploma in Coaching & Mentoring ( CPD )

KSDKA Chief Instructor 

RokuDan ( Cmaa Award off president  Sensei Morrell )

WKC World Judges and Referee Award of Peter Lewis world President 

Renshi Darren Barber
Chief Instructor

4th Dan

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James Coletrup
Sensei

KSDKA Lv 2 Instructor 2014 

Yondan 2016 

2018 

WKC World Referee and Judges award 

James Coletrup
Sensei

2nd Dan

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Ashley Barber
Sensei

Ashley Graduated this year from Huddesfield Uni doing a degree in Art. she is now at Bolton Uni doing a PGCE teacher training for people with special needs ,  She also volunteers  at Venture Arts working with children and adults with special needs, this is a real asset to us at the club. The surname is a give away but Ashley is Sensei Daz's daughter and a founder member of KSD Karate Club .  

Shodan 2015

KSDKA Lv 1 Instructor 2015

Ksd Student of the year 2011 

Nidan 12/11/2017

Ashley Barber
Sensei
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Brad Kay
Sensei

Sensei Brad Kay

Began training aged 7 has a lot of experience in the arts and isnt a stranger to cross training in Karate , Ju Jitsu and Boxing 

1st Dan Shito Ryu Graded under Fumio Demura Genbu Kai 2010

2nd Dan Freestyle Karate 2013

1st Kyu Kubudo 2009

5th Kyu Ju Jitsu 2015

KSDKA LV 1 Instructor 2012 

Ken Shu Dojo  - Nidan 12/11/17

2018 

WKC World Referee and Judges award 

Brad Kay
Sensei

1st Dan

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Johny Goldstone
Shidoin

Johny is a business man running a watch and jewelery repair service (repairs by post) after many years in retail - also an asset dealing with people like our guys!

Ken Yu Kai 1988 - 1992 

Assistant Junior Instructor at the Black Rose Dojo Prestwich Sensei George Campbell 

KSDKAA instructor Level 1 2014

Shodan 2015

CMMA First Aid for Sport 2017

CMAA MIAUK Level 1 Instructors award 2018 

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Johny Goldstone
Shidoin
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