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Dev Barrett
ECKA Chief Instructor
EKF Qualified Chief Instructor (Level 5)
7th Dan Black Belt (ECKA)
7th Dan Black Belt (IBK)
World Middleweight Champion (Full Contact)
European Challenge Cup Champion
British Champion (Full Contact)


Dev Barrett is the Chief Instructor and Grading Examiner for the ECKA (English Contact Karate Association). He has been on the ECKA Technical and Finance Committee for over 12 years.

Dev has been training in martial arts since 1971. He has trained in contact karate, shotokan karate, amateur boxing, kick boxing and spent a short time in Thailand on an intensive Thai boxing course. Dev has been a professional Karate instructor since 1982, and opened his full-time gym in Coventry in 1984.

Dev was a founding member of the BAFCA (British Amateur Full Contact Association) and the ECKA.

Dev is the European representative for IKKC (International Karate and Kick boxing Council).

Dev has an extensive collection of trophies and titles listed below are the major ones:
- 1978 - Shotokan Regional Champion (KUGB)
- 1980 - British Full Contact Champion (Middleweight)
- 1981 - European Challenge Cup Champion
- 1983 - World Full Contact Champion (Middleweight)
- 1990 - Silver Medal W.K.A. World Championship, Ocean City, USA (Over 35's)
- 1991 - T.S.S.K. Kumite Champion
- 1993 - T.S.S.K. Kumite Champion

In the year 2007, Dev was awarded his 7th Dan Black Belt by Kancho Henk Kuipers.

Following this, he was awarded his 7th Dan Black Belt by the ECKA/EKF in 2010.

Dev was also a member of the EKGB Technical Committee for 5 years.

He is an International Referee and Judge for both semi and full contact.

He is also an EKGB Assessor for instructor qualifications and NVQs.

Dev's hobbies include Chess, learning to play the guitar and he also holds a private pilot licence.