Bushin instructors are experienced and fully qualified to make sure you get high quality and motivational training in a safe and friendly environment. All instructors are CRB checked, first aid trained and insured under the Amateur Martial Association.

Sensei Cailey Barker – Chief Instructor

Cailey instructor profile 1Sensei Cailey Barker is the founder of Bushin with 30 years’ experience in martial arts. His instruction is high quality and innovating, with a martial career crossing a number of styles:

  • Shorinji Kempo – 5th Degree Black Belt, WSKO. British Federation Executive & Senior Instructor
  • Jeet Kune Do & Kali – 1st Degree Black Belt, Bob Breen Academy. Affiliate Level 2 Instructor
  • Taekwondo – 1st Degree Black Belt, BUTF. Qualified Instructor and Referee
  • Wing Chun – 12th Level, Tam Yiu Ming Academy
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – Roger Gracie, Combat Company etc
  • Muay Thai, Kickboxing & Boxing – Cobra Gym, Team Tieu, Snipers Gym, Boon et al.
  • Tai Chi – WTBA, Yang Style
  • Eddie Quinn’s Approach Self Protection Method – Level 1 Instructor
  • BTEC Level 3 Self Defence Instructor

Importantly, Sensei has real experience of street fighting, so has the knowledge of what works and doesn’t on the streets. Over his career, he has founded and instructed at number of clubs in England, Africa and Japan. A number of his students have attained black belts and gone on to run clubs of their own. Having trained for three years in Japan, Sensei incorporates his in-depth knowledge of the culture and fluency of the language into Bushin. A former British and European champion, he also won the highest award outside of Japan for 16 years. Not complacent with his own skill and standard, he continues to train in JKD & Kali, BJJ, Wing Chun, Thai Boxing and Boxing.

Leading by example, Sensei’s approach is simple and effective:

Forget your ego and work hard. With the right motivation and teaching, you will develop quickly and be the best you can be!…Let’s get to work!


Sensei Ian Ferguson – InstructorIan instructor profile 1

Sensei Ian is an instructor, 3rd Dan Black Belt and founding member of Bushin. He started practicing martial arts at the tender age of age of six, now with over 30 years’ experience. Sensei Ian has a mixed martial arts background including Karate, Aikido, Kickboxing and Shorinji Kempo, where he achieved the rank of 3rd Degree Black Belt and was club instructor for a number of years.

Jason Man – Instructor, Communications & Marketing ManagerJay Instructor profile 1

Jason is Bushin’s first ever black belt having attained this prized accolade in 2014. He was one of the original students in the art and started at its inception in 2009. He has 10 years of experience in martial arts, starting out in Shorinji Kempo during his first year at university and also has experience in Aikido and Combat Jujitsu.


Fiona Lee – Assistant Instructor, Events Co-ordinatorFi instructor profile 1

Fiona has 10 years of martial arts experience starting out with Shorinji Kempo before later joining Bushin and Aikido. She has experience and success at competing in national and international competitions with Shorinji Kempo, coming first in the UK Women’s Embu and Kata competition and third in the World Women’s Embu competition.


Stephen Pencil – Assistant InstructorHB Instructor profile 1

Stephen has 10 years of wide ranging martial arts experience covering Taekwondo, Krav Maga, MMA and BJJ.  He takes an avid interest in trying new arts to add to his repertoire and is looking to compete in national competitions under the Bushin name in the near future.