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Sifu Mike Barry 
Federation Officer: Chairman - Sanshou & Senior Advisor
Martial Arts System:  Jow Ga


 


Mike Barry is a well respected Sifu in the Chinese martial arts community both nationally and inter-nationally. He was on the original executive board of the  North American Chinese Martial Arts Federation and served for six years as Regional President and Executive Board Member for the USA WuShu / Kung Fu Federation. Sifu Mike progressed from an amateur boxer and Karate fighter in the early 60's to licensed full contact trainer in the mid-70's operating out of San Diego, Ca. Sifu Mike studied various styles of Kung Fu with many well known masters throughout his 43 years of military and federal government service. During the late-1970s he trained Navy SEAL Instructors in the art of Kung Fu and has since traveled with and trained US Navy and foreign Special Forces, while operating in the field. Mike has been associated with JOW GA Kung Fu under Sifu Hoy K. Lee since the mid-1980s. Mike received formal Chinese free-style fight training and Official's certification at the University of Shanghai in 1995. In Baltimore during 1995, he served as an assistant tournament director for the 1st World Chinese Martial Arts Tournament held outside of China and was a significant factor in the success of the Sanda event. Under the direction of Sifu Tai Yim, Mike developed the rules and subsequent Officials training for Continuous Light Contact under the AAU and along with Sifu Shawn Liu, has developed the USA Sanda Officials training program for the USA Traditional Kung Fu and WuShu Federation. Mike has officiated at two World Tournaments and continues to officiate in both Internal and External routines. He is an active member of the JOW GA Kung Fu Association and continues to perform in Masters exhibitions throughout the country. He is a retired Naval Officer (Submarine Service) and a retired decorated senior Naval Intelligence civilian. Mike holds a B.S. degree in Ed. from Southern Illinois University.