Sensei Barry Power is a 3rd degree (Sandan) black belt. He received his Shodan (1st degree) ranking from Nishiyama Sensei in 1993. He received his Nidan (2nd degree) ranking in 1998 by Nishiyama Sensei and his Sandan (3rd degree) ranking by Smaby Sensei in 2005.
As an athlete, Barry is a strong regional, national and international level competitor. Born and raised in the Province of Newfoundland, Canada he has held the title of Provincial Kumite and Kata champion, Canadian Junior National Individual Kumite Silver medalist in 1993 and 2002 Canadian National Team Kumite Silver medalist.
In the US, he is 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, and 2003 USA National Team Kumite Gold medalist; 2012, 2004 USA National Team Kumite Silver medalist; 2014, 2011 USA National Individual Kumite Silver medalist; 2013, 2012, 2010 USA National Individual Kumite Gold medalist; 2011 USA National kata Bronze medalist; 2011 USA National Team Kata Gold medalist; 2011 USA National Fukugo Gold medalist, 2012 USA National Fukugo Bronze medalist. In 2010 he was an international finalist in team kumite.
"Karate is my passion. I thank my parents all the time now for pushing me to go to classes as a kid. I believe that instilling karate in a person’s life builds a great deal of confidence, relieves stress, and is a great source of exercise and fun. It is the goal in our dojo keep a positive and relaxed atmosphere for everyone to enjoy."