Barry Johnston first began training in Kyokushinkaikan Karate at the age of 13 in 1971 and earned his black belt at age 21 in 1979. Johnston went on to compete in the Kyokushinkaikan International Kurjurnas Brawijaya Cup held in Indonesia in 1981. Upon his return from overseas Johnston established his own school and began a full time martial arts teaching career.
Shihan Johnston as he is known now has taught many thousands of students in the Bendigo and Central Victoria region. Over 120 individuals have gained their black belt through his system and is prominent in his area and a significant figure in the Australian martial Arts Industry.
Shihan Johnston assisted the Department of Sprt and Recreation Training Australia in 1999 to develop the industry's first Government Recognised Qualifications for the martial Arts Industry. Through his Registered Training Organisation (Australian College of Sports Development) his team qualified over 14,000 coaches across Australia between 2001 and 2014.
WKO Certification | 2010-03-09
Kyokushinkaikan Shodan | 1981-02-09
Rokudan | 2008-10-30
Teshinkai (Kyokushinkaikan recognised) 7th Dan | 2016-06-23
International College of Kenshusei | CEO
Sport and Recreation Training Australia | Curriculum Development Martial Arts Industry
TAFE Bendigo | Trainer and Assessor
Australian College of Sports Development | CEO
Bendigo Mixed Martial Arts Academy | Owner Manager
American College of Sports Development | CEO
Fit Republic PL | Director
Community Safe Initiatives LTD | Chairman
Kyokushinkaikain Aliied Karate LTD | Executive Director