MW – ActivStars

Karate Instructors



Richard Barrette earned his Black Belt in Shotokan Karate in October of 2017 after studying with Kyoshi Ray Wright for seven years.  Richard has twenty-four years of teaching experience in middle school and high school classrooms, as well as in the homeschool setting.  His volunteer work includes serving as a test proctor, Cubmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, and currently as a unit leader for the American Heritage Girls. He has a combined twenty years worth of youth volunteer work.  Richard is proud to follow in his son, Noah’s, footsteps as both a Karate Black Belt and an Activstars instructor.  He continues his martial arts training with Kyoshi Ray, and looks forward to watching his son, Jonah, and his daughter, Ada, advance in their Karate studies.


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Contact Info:

(816) 994-2644


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