About

SHELDON BARNES 

Sensei Sheldon is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Karate and a 4th Dan in Kobudo, with over fourty  years of training and experience.  Sheldon is a student of Kyoshi Patrick Haley, 8th Degree (USA), and Kyoshi Claude Johnson, 8th Degree (South Africa). 

ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

  • Seven Degree Black belt in Karate
  • Fourth Degree Black Belt in Kobudo
  • Bronze Medal in 2014 WKF Australian National Karate Championships for Kumite
  • International Instructors license from the Shorinkan Association – Shihan Certificate
  • International Executive member of Shorin Ryu South Africa
  • Tour Organiser for international training between various countries eg. South Africa, America, Australia and Canada
  • Thirteen times to Okinawa, Japan where he has trained and graded in front of Shogoro Nakazato and Minoru Nakazato

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

• Registered AKF member • Working with Children Check • Participated in the World Okinawan Tournament in 1997 • Kyoshi Award for outstanding Karate-do – March 2006 • 2014 Western Australian State Team member. • 22 year career in Retail/ Distribution Industry in Sales/ Marketing and Key Accounting • Apple Award for Outstanding Customer Key Accounts – 2009 • ASM award for ANZ Food Solutions 2018-2020
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