Under the direction of RENSHI 7th DAN Dan Barham
|Wednesday||All||6:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
|Friday||All||6:00 pm - 7:00 pm|
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5 pm
Dojo AddressRenshi Barham's home
Contact Renshi for the address
Chatham, IL 62629
About Renshi Barham
Renshi Daniel Barham began training in 1992 at Bradley University, under Dr. June Pilcher (see the Clemson, South Carolina page.) He was fortunate enough to have trained with the late Hanshi 10 Dan Isao Ichikawa several times while he was young. In 1996, he was able to attend a week-long training camp in Hawaii with our current Hanshi, 10 Dan N. Ichikawa. Hanshi ranked him Shodan (1st degree black belt) in 1996.
After he graduated from Bradley in 1997, he began teaching Doshinkan, eventually in the St. Louis area, where he taught high school English. In 1998, he traveled to Mexico to train with Hanshi for another special week-long training. He married Anna, also in 1998, and in the first three and a half years of their marriage, they had three sons: Ryan, Connor, and Jack.
In 2004, he made his first trip to Austria and Germany for the week of Summer Training, at which time he was able to train a couple of times in the honbu dojo with Hanshi. He has since attended two other week-long Summer Training camps. He was honored when Hanshi awarded him the title Renshi in 2005; with the exception of his wife and sons, it is what he is most proud of.
Since 1992, he has trained with Hanshi whenever possible, usually for a few days during each visit Hanshi makes to the United States in the spring and fall. Doshinkan is one of the most important, driving forces in his life.