Who We Are
Mixed Martial Art
Bushin was created in 2009 by Sensei Cailey Barker, following a culmination of 30 years of martial arts experience. His belief was that many traditional styles have great discipline and structure but lacked practical street application and flexibility to adapt. Conversely many modern styles teach good fighting skills but don’t retain the philosophy, culture and attributes of a true martial art.
Bushin is a highly effective, tried and tested method of street fighting. Incorporating the best of a variety of martial arts, Bushin encapsulates the effectiveness of Thai boxing, the flexibility of Jeet Kune Do, the speed of Wing Chun and the subtlety of Tai Chi. Not to mention the grappling of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the weapons work of Kali. We constantly look afield and learn from the best to bring in elements that will benefit our students to turn them into streetfighters that can find their own style of fighting effectively.
Bushin’s approach is simple: learn, adapt and test. Learn the structure but gain the ability to be flexible and adapt. Build and rebuild your own style, pressure test it in sparring to see if it works and go back to the drawing board if it doesn’t. You need padwork to release stress, exercise to sweat and music to inspire. Bushin does it all…every lesson….If you want to learn practical street fighting, sweat, laugh and cry, then Bushin is for you!
Meet The Team
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 DBS checked, first aid trained and insured under the Amateur Martial Association
Sensei Cailey Barker
Chief Instructor and Founder
Sensei Cailey Barker is the founder of Bushin with an illustrious martial arts career spanning over 30 years.
Over this time he has attained black belts in Shorinji Kempo (5th Dan), Jeet Kune Do & Kali (Bob Breen Academy), Taekwondo and Wing Chun; plus many years experience in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, and BJJ.
Being a qualified instructor in a number of styles, he has taught around the world ever since his first club opened over 25 years ago.
Sensei Ian Ferguson
Instructor and Co Founder
Sensei Ian has a mixed martial arts background including Karate, Kickboxing, Aikido, and Shorinji Kempo (3rd Dan) and was a club instructor.
Sensei Jason Man
Instructor, Communications and Marketing Manager
He also has experience in Aikido, and Combat Jujitsu and runs regular seminars in Essex.
Assistant Instructor and Media Manager
She has experience competing in national and international competitions with Shorinji Kempo where she has been very successful.
He takes an avid interest in trying new martial arts and styles to add to his repertoire and is currently training to be a fully qualified Bushin instructor.