News & Updates

Iains first ever residential course!

Early next year I will be running my first ever residential course! I’ve booked a beautiful isolated venue which includes accommodation, a dojo, kitchen etc. My plans is to have just 12 people attend for four days of intense in-depth training. The venue is 100% ours so we will also be able to relax and endlessly chat martial arts in the evenings :-) If you think this may be of interest, please watch this space and I’ll be back with more information soon!

All the best,

Iain

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Free Sample of Heian / Pinan Kata & Bunkai - The Fundamentals

Heian/Pinan Kata & Bunkai - The Fundamentals

The Heians or Pinans are widely the most recognisable and practised kata in karate circles today, they are also arguably the most misunderstood. If analysed, practised and taught effectively the Heian/Pinan kata have the potential to be a complete fighting system for the learning karateka, containing strikes, kicks, joint locks, throws, grappling and so on

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Mini-Casts!

You can listen to all the mini-casts (short podcasts) to date on the following webpage. So far I’ve discussed multiple enemies, the differences between being “trained, experienced and skilled”; and micro-training. Follow me on Facebook or Twitter to be made aware the instant these things go live: http://www.justsayinapp.com/iainabernethy

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iainabernethy

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Mini-Cast: Trained, experienced or skilled?

Today’s mini-cast has just been uploaded! It is called “Trained, experienced or skilled?” Please follow the link to listen to it (just under 5 mins long). Please share with as many as possible if you like it and want more of these mini-casts!

http://www.justsayinapp.com/post/13023dc53a5e8c3a45bea6e7b8f7315d4ff0/

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Practical karate mini-casts!?

I’m trying out the idea of regular “mini-casts”. These will be 2 to 5 minute audio blog posts done 2 or 3 times a week where I share some thoughts, something interesting I have read, some news, etc. They will be a little “rough and ready” and recorded and uploaded directly from my mobile phone. If this is something you think may be interesting please check them out and tell others!

All the best,

Iain

Listen to the mini-casts on this webpage:  http://www.justsayinapp.com/iainabernethy

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15 percent off all orders this week!

Hi All,

Just a quick post to let all visitors and members of this website know that they can get 15% off all orders (in addition to the usual 3 for 2 on books and DVDs) for the next week or so. When placing your order you need to enter the code “specialoffer0113” in to the coupons box on the page where you enter your address. The deduction will then be applied.

All the best,

Iain

PS This offer ends on the 4th of February.

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Iain has added an 8500 word paper to the Instructors Zone on the World Combat Assocation website!

I've just added an 8500 word paper to the Instructors’ Zone on the World Combat Assocation website:

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Practical Kata Bunkai YouTube Channel: 250000 views!

My “Practical Kata Bunkai” YouTube channel has now had over a quarter of a million views. Thanks to everyone for all their support! This video was one of the first we uploaded and it is currently the most watched with around 15,500 views.

Plenty more videos to come and you can see all the existing ones here:

www.youtube.com/user/practicalkatabunkai

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Mental Strength audiobook coming soon!

Hi All,

This is just a quick post to let you know work on the Mental Strength audiobook is now well under way!

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Buy now to get the cheapest price

Just a quick note to let everyone know that we’ll be putting our book and DVD prices up a little in the new-year. It’s been over five years since we last increased prices. During that time production and postal costs have risen significantly. I’m very grateful to all who have supported me and hence I though this little “heads up” may be appreciated by those wanting to get a few items at the cheapest possible price: http://shop.iainabernethy.com/acatalog/shop.html

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Chuck Norris, Aaron Norris an me

Hi All,

Finally got around to scanning this picture in! Mr Chuck Norris, myself and Mr Aaron Norris. Taken in Las Vegas earlier this year when I was teaching at the United Fighting Arts International Training Conference. I think my face makes very clear how thrilled I was to meet both men ;-)

All the best,

Iain

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Want Iain to visit your dojo in 2013?

As you can probably tell from the seminar dates section, my dairy for 2013 is filling up very quickly! If you’d host a seminar and have me visit your dojo in the first half of 2013, the following three dates are all that remain:

Saturday the 2nd of March

Sunday the 24th of March

Sunday the 26th of May (Now booked).

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Iain's books now on Kindle!

Hi All,

My books “Mental Strength”, “Bunkai-Jutsu: The Practical Application of Karate Kata”, “Throws for Strikers”, “Arm-Locks for All Styles” and “Karate’s Grappling Methods” are now all available on Kindle via Amazon!

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1st syllabus approved by the WCA!

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Iain in Kansas in September!

All in the USA may be interested to know that I’ll be teaching an open seminar in Kansas from the 28th to the 30th of September this year! The fliers and booking sheets are being finalised and as soon as they are I’ll let you know! Really looking forward to it!

All the best,

Iain

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Iain on the Practical Defence podcast

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Iain in Blitz magazine this month

I’m pleased to say that I’m on the cover of this month’s Blitz magazine and I have an article within. If you are based in Australia or New Zealand you may want to check it out. A great magazine who have been great supporters of what I do:

http://www.blitzmag.net/

You can also get an online version in Apple’s app store! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blitz-martial-arts-magazine/id516215229?mt=8

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