Sensei Allan Barnes
Sensei Allan’s first experience of Kyokushin was in 1989 at the BKK dojo in Raynes Park, where he was taught by Hanshi Steve Arneil. Unfortunately, he had to stop due to work commitments, returning to a different karate style in 1993. Shift work and family commitments played havoc with regular training and the club that he was training at, ceased to operate. So Sensei Allan went to train at a local Shotokan club. He returned to Kyokushin in 2004 because he missed the enjoyment, buzz and demanding training sessions.
Sensei Allan passed his 3rd Dan in 2015, and is now an instructor at the Phoenix dojo.