Iain may be teaching in Kansas City, Missouri, USA!

As I mentioned in the last newsletter, on the 7th, 8th and 9th of October I may be teaching in Kansas City, Missouri metro area, specifically at Blue River Community College in Independence, Missouri! I enjoyed my time in the USA last year and am keen to get back over and spend a little more time swapping ideas and shooting the breeze with all the friends I’ve made via the newsletters and the website. We’re looking at the feasibility of a three day event to cover the following:

  • The Historical Development and Background of Kata
  • The 4 Stage Approach to Kata
  • The Language of Kata
  • How to Analyse the Movements of Kata
  • The Nature of Live Conflict
  • How to Create Effective Bunkai Drills
  • Karate Grappling (including throws, locks, chokes, strangles and groundwork).
  • Bunkai-Based Flow Drills
  • Kata-Based-Sparring (live bunkai drills and how to make them appropriate for all levels)
  • Kata Applications including The Pinan / Heian Series, Tekki / Naihanchi, Kushanku / Kanku-Dai, Passai / Bassai-Dai

If this is something you may be interested in, please email Eric Parsons via esparsons@gmail.com or eric.parsons@mcckc.edu and we’ll be sure to let you know what is happening as things progress. Thanks to all those who have already done so!