Who We Are

Adaptive Streetfighting

Mixed Martial Art

Bushin is a style influenced by various famous martial arts such as Shorinji Kempo, Wing Chun, Thai Boxing, BJJ and Kali to list a few. This gives a well rounded style whether you are standing, on the ground, in any position, with or without weapons, against one or against many


Bushin’s is designed to give you core tools that is applicable in multiple situations. Master the basics and Bushin will keep giving you lightbulb moments on how you can apply them anywhere and in any number of potential scenarios you may find yourself in


We know opponents an students come in all shapes and sizes. What works for one might be useless for another. Bushin teaches you how to adapt any technique to be most useful for you. Create a style that works for you by testing, adding and refining what you learn


At Bushin, we constantly look to improve our style by drawing in what is useful. Our seniors attend seminars run by some of the best martial artists in the world to bring back knowledge to evolve the style. Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless

Our Story

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

Ian's Bio
Sensei Ian is an instructor, 3rd Dan Black Belt and founding member of Bushin. He started practicing martial arts at the age of 6; now with over 30 years’ experience.

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

Jason's Bio
Sensei Jason is a Bushin double black belt and instructor. He was one of the original students when Bushin launched in 2009. He has 10+ years in martial arts, starting out in Shorinji Kempo.

He also has experience in Aikido, and Combat Jujitsu and runs regular seminars in Essex.

Fiona Lee

Assistant Instructor and Media Manager

Fiona's Bio
Fiona has 10+ years of martial arts experience, starting out with Shorinji Kempo before later joining Bushin and taking up Aikido as well.

She has experience competing in national and international competitions with Shorinji Kempo where she has been very successful.

Stephen Pencil

Assistant Instructor

Stephen's Bio
Stephen has 10+ years experience covering a range of martial arts such as Taekwondo, Krav Maga and BJJ.

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.

Bushin Martial Art

Queen Mother Sports Centre, 223 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, London, SW1V 1EL

Where and When

Queen Mother Sports Centre
223 Vauxhall Bridge Road
Victoria, London

Tuesdays   7.45 to 8.45pm – Core Streetfighting
Tuesdays   8.45 to 9.30pm – Technicals
Thursdays 7.30 to 8.30pm – Core Streetfighting
Thursdays 8.30 to 9.00pm – Technicals
Thursdays 9.00 to 9.45pm – Ground Fighting

£60/month for 5 classes/week
Free trial class