Christian Barrier was born in France. In his youth, he grew up and spent time in the streets of the sensitive suburban neighbourhood “Vénissieux les Minguettes”. In his teenage years he faced and dealt with street confrontations.
In 1981at the age of 18 he joined the ranks of the 9ème RCP, a paratrooper regiment in Pau (South of France). For 10 years in France, he practiced Shotokan Karate, Full Contact Boxing, and more recently Muay Thai and Krav Maga. In 2008 Christian immigrated to Canada and become a Krav Maga instructor in International Expert Thierry Yossi Cimkauskas’ school network Isareli Imi System.
In July 2015, Christian moved to Canmore and started to teach Krav Maga in the Bow Valley and in Calgary. Christian is also passionate about self-supported and self-sufficient wilderness expeditions. Christian is also a certified Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid by the Red Cross.