Dick Barker 2nd Dan, 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. They were also recently graded 2nd Dan on the same day.


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