Head Instructor

SHELDON BARNES 

Sensei Sheldon is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Karate and a 4th Dan in Kobudo, with over thirty seven 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
  • Twelve times to Okinawa, Japan where he has trained and graded in front of Shogoro Nakazato and Minoru Nakazato

Other Accomplishments:

  • Participated in the  World Okinawan Tournament in 1997.
  • Kyoshi Award for outstanding Karate-do – March 2006
  • Registered AKF member
  • 2014 Western Australian State Team member.
  • Working with Children check
  • 15 year career in Retail Industry in Sales and Key Accounting
    Apple Award for Outtanding Customer Key Accounts – 2009