Dick Barker takes primary responsibility for the Children’s classes. As a “29 year-old” he enjoys the enthusiasm and energy of the children he teaches.

As 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.

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














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 graded 2nd Dan on the same day.

Dick and Dave-black belts


Hitohiro Daruma on Derek's gi