ABOUT SOKE BARR
Soke Grandmaster Larry Barr is a 10th degree black belt and the founder of Seido Ryu Karate, which means “Way of Life Style.” Soke has been training for almost 35 years, with a strong background in Traditional karate. For 25 years, he has volunteered his time and passion for the martial arts towards helping youth through the power of karate.
Over the years, he's worked with some of the most prestigious martial artists, and has even travelled and trained in Okinawa, Japan, with some of his students. He consistently pushes his students to be their best, while instilling principles, wisdom, discipline, and focus, which is why over the years he has brought up 65 students to black belt. His students have also won more than ten thousand trophies in competition.
Soke has won numerous awards for his work in the community and in martial arts. In 2016, Soke Barr was honored by the Hackensack Chamber of Commerce as a Distinguished Citizen of the Year. He has also recently been inducted into the 2018 “Who’s Who in the Martial Arts” of the American Martial Art Alliance. He is also an ordained minister in the Martial Arts through Shinja University under Reverend John Enger. His wife and daughter also train with him, each having 15+ years of experience.
Soke Barr has been inducted into several martial arts Halls of Fame:
World Karate Union
Legends of the Martial Arts
Masters of the Martial Arts
Black Dragon Society
2019 International Teacher of the Year (London, England)
2018 Soke of the Year
2017 International Grandmaster of the Year (Barcelona, Spain)
2016 Family of the Year
2015 School of the Year
2014 Man of the Year
2013 Teacher of the Year
Soke is the author of "Wisdom From the Dojo and Other Tales"
His mission is to save lives through the power of karate.
WISDOM FROM THE DOJO
Authored by Soke Barr
The martial arts aren't about fighting; they're about how to live your life. Wisdom from the Dojo and Other Tales is a how-to manual about becoming a black belt in life. You don't have to be a martial artist to benefit from the philosophy and knowledge in this book.