Founder and Chief Instructor of the Golden Triangle Aiki Shuren Dojo in Waterloo Region for over 20 years, Sensei Stefan Barton is a Rokudan (6th dan) under the Aikikai World Headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. It is the largest Aikido organization in the world and is headed by the Founder’s grandson, known as the Doshu.
Stefan Barton Sensei is also the Chief Instructor of Filipino Martial Arts of Kitchener, and has held four world titles in Full Contact Single and Double Stick sparring as well as in Sword competition. He has coached his students to world titles and medals at both the National and World level.
Barton Sensei started Aikido in 1989. He lived in Japan for over two and a half years where he trained as an uchideshi (live-in disciple) with both Kawabe Shigeru Shihan (7th dan) in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, and Saito Morihiro Shihan (9th dan) in Iwama Machi, Ibaragi Prefecture.
Barton Sensei continues to train on yearly trips to California under the tutelage of Pat Hendricks Shihan (7th dan). In addition to personally instructing most of the classes at the Golden Triangle Aikido dojo he is a full time high school teacher in the Waterloo Region where he taught Power Fit functional fitness in the Physical Education department and created a martial arts course in that department.
Some Of Our Senior Dojo Members