In Memory of: Dr. John t Barr, ThD.
Dr. John T. Barr, ThD., was Director and Chief Examiner of the Kamido Aikido Association and went home to be with his Lord and Master on February 10, 2017. Dr. Barr had been involved in fighting arts, self-defense arts and combative sports since 1949. Certificates awarded included those in the arts of Budo Aikido, Kamido Aikido, Hapkido, Jujitsu and Judo. Positions held included Director and Chief Examiner of the Kamido Aikido Association, Director and Chief Examiner of the Budo Aikido Association, Chairman of the Illinois State YMCA’S Health and Physical Education Congress A.S.P. Committee, and Tournament Director of American Self-Protection.
He instructed in martial arts since 1959 and had conducted Police Training, Rape Prevention Classes, Specialized Women’s Self-protection Classes, Specialized Children’s Self-protection Classes, Adult Evening Education Courses, Park District Classes, YMCA Classes, College Classes and Television Courses.
The Kamido Aikido Association, the Budo Aikido Association, the numerous black belts and thousands of his students throughout the years would like to thank him for his dedication to teaching and his love for the martial arts. May his legacy in martial arts and his love for and service to “the Master” live on.