Dick Barker is a retired Senior Citizen who teaches the Children’s Class each Monday.

As now required by the NSW government of all people who have direct contact with children, Dick holds a clearance for Working with Children under the relevant Act.

Hitohiro Daruma on Derek's gi

Dick and his son Dave were the first father-son to start training together and be awarded their black belts together in the Aikido Australia Association.


Dick and Dave-black belts


Dick likes nothing better than to teach the children new immobilisation techniques and always wants to demonstrate the right way to do it!

Happy Birthday Dick 2014