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4th Dan Instructor

Michael Barker

My name is Michael Barker and I am the Dojang Instructor at Quirindi NSW. I am 4th Dan Black Belt and have been training for around 35 years. I first started training in WTF style Taekwondo where I attained my 3rd Dan Black Belt.

After a few years away from training due to work commitments, I started training in the ITF style with Toogee Martial Arts 4 years ago and where I still am today. My favourite technique is a side kick and I specialise in breaking (stacked concrete pavers). I also enjoy attending and getting my students ready for tournaments.

When I'm not training or teaching, I like to do photography (Landscape and Astro photography and Arial photography with my drone). I also enjoy riding my vintage 1500cc Goldwing motorbike. I like big juicy steaks cooked on a BBQ.