Master Michael Barker is a Certified International Instructor/Examiner, 7th Degree Black Belt with the International Taekwon-Do Federation. Master Michael Barker first started boxing in 1980, winning Golden Gloves in 1982. He then became involved in Hapki-Do and in 1984 switched to ITF Taekwon-Do. Since starting Taekwon-Do, Master Michael Barker has been involved in many seminars and has also taken numerous International Instructor Courses with the founder of Taekwon-Do, General Choi Hong Hi of Korea. Master Michael Barker has also participated in competition at the highest levels.
1987, 1988, 1989 2nd Place Sparring, Western Canadian Championships. (1990 No Competition)
1991 2nd Place Sparring, 3rd Place Patterns, Western Canadian Championships.
1991 3rd Place, Canadian Championships.
1992 1st Place Sparring, Provincial Championships.
1993 1st Place Sparring, Western Canadian Championships.
1994 2nd Place Sparring, Canadian Championships.
1995 1st Place Sparring, Canadian Championships.
1996 1st Place Sparring, Pacific Rim Championships.
1997 3rd Place Sparring, Canadian Championships.
1997 Full Time Instructor/Examiner.