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American Defensive Arts Academy is thrilled to welcome back Iain Abernethy Sensei back to North Texas in January 2018. Sensei Abernethy is a world-class expert in Practical Karate Bunkai. His unique methodology for analyzing karate’s kata has led to a worldwide movement to restore karate to its locking, throwing, and striking roots. Join us for a three-day workshop in our hometown of Keller, Tx as we delve into the details of the Karate's kata.

At this session, Iain will be teaching bunkai for Chinto / Gankaku kata. These will include a unique two-person drill that will cover bunkai for the entire kata. Iain has only taught this drill publicly once before (in Germany). Additionally, Iain will share many practical focus mitts drills that match the kata and include a wide range of old-school karate methods (including locks, throws, takedowns, trapping, etc.). These are essential drills, and they are fun too! Iain will also cover a range of now largely forgotten methods found in some of karate’s oldest texts; which will allow us to look at some aspects of karate’s Chinese roots. Finally, Iain will share the four key principles that make all of karate’s throws and takedowns work!

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Friday 1/26/17: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday 1/27/17: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday 1/28/17: 9:30am - 2:30pm


The Keller Roundhouse, 107 W Vine St, Keller, TX 76248, United States

Registration will begin 30 min before the events on each day, please make sure to show up in time to get checked in.

Keller is 30 min from DFW airport, one the most accessible airports in the country. Recommended hotels can be found below. There aren't any hotels directly in Keller but Roanoke/Trophy Club is one town over (20 min) and has plenty of options. Additionally, there are lots of hotels in Grapevine near the airport. We're looking forward to training with everybody!

Side note, we have a really cool venue this year but the only downside is that the bathrooms are single person. So we recommend coming in your gi ahead of time to minimize the lines to change.

Recommended Hotels (Roanoke/Trophy Club):

Value Place

306 Trophy Branch Drive

Trophy Club, TX 76262

Best Western

337 Dorman Rd

Roanoke, TX 76262

Hampton Inn

525 Plaza Dr

Trophy Club, TX 76262

Marriott Solana (High End)

Building 3, 1301 Solana Blvd

Westlake, TX 76262

***There are a TON of hotels over by the airport that would work as well***

We will be limiting signups to sixty people this year to make sure that we don't get over crowded and that everybody gets their money's worth out of the weekend. Sign up sooner rather than later to guarantee your spot!

For questions:

Call or Text: 817-456-4303


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Friday, January 26, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, January 28, 2018 - 14:30