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Iain Abernethy
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Rakesh Patel Applied Karate / Bassi Bunkai Seminar (9th of Sept)

Rakesh Patel 5th Dan Karate will be conducting an open Applied Karate seminar on the practical applications of the Bassai Dai/Passai Kata. The seminar will take place on Sunday 9th September (10am to 2pm) in West Hallam, Derbyshire and hosted by Andy Chapman of The 5th Discipline, contact: andyc@the5thdiscipline.co.uk

I graded Rakesh to 5th Dan under the BCA and he also holds a full instructor qualification with me. I highly recommend you take this opportunity. Kesh is the business! www.Rakesh-Patel.com

Full details:

Sunday 9th September, 10:00 - 14:00

West Hallam Community Centre, Station Road, West Hallam, Derbyshire, DE7 6GX

Cost: £25 per person

Cheques payable to: “The 5th Discipline Ltd”, 9 Elizabeth Close, West Hallam, Derbyshire, DE7 6LW

Payment preferred at least 7 days beforehand.

Rakesh Patel
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Hello all

Only a week left! Contact Andy Chapman directl if you would like a place on this seminar. 




Mark B
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Hi all,

I had the pleasure of attending this seminar studying Passai/Bassai Dai. I can't speak highly enough of Rakesh and the ideas and applications he shared, he is a genuinely great guy with an easy and accessable teaching style, I thoroughly enjoyed the session, the four hours flew by. I would have no hesitation in recomending Rakesh, if you get the chance to sample what he has to offer then take it.

Cheers, all the best,


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I have to agree on that - it was absolutely spot on. Looking forward bringing Kesh back next year smiley

Iain Abernethy
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Here's a review of the seminar. Kesh is the business and I would encorage others to look at booking him:

"I had the pleasure of hosting Rakesh Patel on September 9th 2012 and the theme was around Bassai Dai/Passai. From the outset, Kesh built a strong rapport with the group and continued building on it throughout with his standout passion for the subject, humour and exceptional technical knowledge across a broad range of 'styles'. I am very much looking forward to bringing Kesh back next year for another seminar and highly encourage other groups to do so."

All the best,


Rakesh Patel
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Thank you Mark B for your kind words. It was great to meet you and train some of the drills with you too. We had a great chats about Bunkai in general and were definitely on the same wavelength. I hope to see you soon. 

Andy C, I'm already looking forward to next year! ;o) Thanks for the write up. 

Thanks Iain for adding it!

Cheers for now


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Very sorry I cvouldn't make this.  I'll keep my eye open for other ones.

Rakesh Patel
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Hi all

I'm running another Open Bunkai seminar on Bassai/Passai on Saturday 24th November, 2012 in Hitchin, Herts.

11am to 3pm.  

Places are open now.