Barry Kyokushin

About Barry Kyokushin

Barry Kyokushin

Sensei Phill Sedgmond is the Chief Instructor of Barry Kyokushin Karate Club. Barry Kyokushin is the club that Sensei Phill started in at the age of 11, when Sensei Richard Males was the Chief Instructor at the time. 

Sensei Phill trained for 20 years under Sensei Richard and at the age of 33 a then Senpai Phill stepped in as Chief instructor when Sensei Richard males retired. He achieved his 1st Dan in July 2008 and was made Assistant Instructor, and achieved Nidan (2nd Dan) in June 2013. 

Sensei Phill has won many tournament titles over the years in various tournaments both inside and outside the organisation. Sensei Phill is a qualified IKO National Judge and Referee. In April 2017 Sensei Phill passed his grading for the rank of Sandan in Japan at Mitsumine Shrine under Kancho Matsui.

The Club

Barry Kyokushin was founded in May of 1978 by a then Senpai Richard Males.  It was the first karate club in Barry.

 We are the longest running Karate club in the Vale of Glamorgan and one of the longest running in Wales. Over the years we have produced a number of national and international competitors/champions. Since 1978 only 12 individuals have achieved the rank of Black Belt. 

Since 2013, the club has won more than 40 tournament titles combined, and has more than 8 National champions.

Training Times
Barry Kyokushin train at The Barry YMCA on Mondays and Wednesday nights.

Junior Beginner (6-10) train from 17:00 to 18:00.

Juniors (6-14) train from 18:00 to 19:30.

Seniors (14 plus) train from 19:30 to 21:00.

4-5 years olds train on Tuesdays from 17:00 to 17:45.

We are open 50 weeks of the year, only  closing 2 weeks over Christmas and on Bank Holiday Mondays.


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Call us: 01446 408974

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