News & Updates

Iain interviewed by Chicago TaiChi (video)

There’s a new 25 minute video interview with myself on the Chicago Taichi website! In the interview I discuss my transition to being a full-time, professional martial artist, my books, what is “practical karate” and why I emphasise that aspect, the difference between sport and self-defence, the common combative principles across the martial arts, and training considerations for the older martial artist. We hope you enjoy it!

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The 1st Introductory Instructors course in 5 years!

Iain Abernethy Introductory Instructors Course

It’s been five years since the last one, but it is now possible to book your place on the Iain Abernethy Introductory Instructors Course!

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Judo for MMA & TMA (Sophie Cox)

Hi All,

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WEBSITE MAINTAINANCE

As you may have noticed, we are currently making some updates to the website. That has and will involve the some disruption, as well as a few features going missing for a time.

Please stick with it :-)

More updates to follow.

All the best,

Iain

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All the recent videos

I thought I’d embed all the recent video additions to this webpage so they can be found via a single link for newsletter subscribers.

Enjoy!

All the best,

Iain

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Iain and Karate by Jesse

I was recently interviewed by the Karate by Jesse website! It’s a superb website and I’m honoured to be included. It was fun chat with the likeminded and very personable Jesse and I hope you find our discussion on kata bunkai of interest:

"You see, when it comes to applying the techniques of Karate’s kata (bunkai), few people have the same passion, grit and experience as Iain Abernethy – UK’s leading proponent of practical Karate.

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This websites secret twitter feed

Hi All,

Here is a little something that may be of interest the hardcore members of the website. For my own use, I set up a twitter feed that picks up the RRS feeds from this website via hootsuite. I then set up twitter to send me a text message when anything is put on that twitter feed.

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The Practical Karate Weekly!

I’ve just set up the “Practical Karate Weekly”! This online “newspaper” is a weekly Summary of all that is happening in the practical karate world. Check it out!

FOLLOW THIS LINK: http://paper.li/iainabernethy/1376566131

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Wanshu / Enpi Bunkai

Hi All,

Over the last few months I’ve added a few videos to this website on applications for Wanshu / Enpi. There is just under eighteen minutes of footage in all and I've put them all on this webpage for ease of viewing. I hope you find them intresting!

All the best,

Iain

The opening sequence

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Karate Asylum WCA syllabus recognition!

Congratulations to Tony and all at Karate Asylum (I love that name!) for achieving WCA Syllabus recognition! There syllabus is a great blend of the best of traditional karate combined with a holistic approach to the needs of modern self-protection. Tony can be contacted via: tonym@karateasylum.com

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30 minutes of new bunkai videos

Since last month’s newsletter 30 minutes of new online bunkai videos have been added to the website and my “Practical Kata Bunkai” YouTube channel. The videos cover a number of karate throws, an arm-lock flow drill, and some bunkai from Wanshu / Enpi kata. To make them as easy as possible to find for newsletter subscribers, I have put all the videos on this webpage.

All the best,

Iain

Basic Arm-Lock Flow Drill

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Nicolas Hofele Full Instructor

This weekend Nicolas Hofele (also WCA 4th dan / instructor) reached full instructor status in my approach to kata bunkai. This makes him the first person in Germany to do so and the third person from outside of the UK! Well done Nick! I hope to run some more introductory instructor courses soon, so please keep an eye on the newsletters if you are interested.

All the best,

Iain

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June WCA newsletter (New 55 min bunkai video, Alan Petherbridge 10th Dan head of Budo)

As most will know a year or two ago Peter Consterdine 9th dan and myself set up the World Combat Association to be an international body for martial artists like us. You can find full explanations of the thinking behind the WCA on these web pages:

Iain’s introduction to the WCA: http://worldcombatassociation.com/?page_id=230

Peter’s introduction to the WCA:  http://worldcombatassociation.com/?page_id=2

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New hour long video on Pinan / Heian Godan (WCA)

I've just finished editing together an hour long video which I hope to add to the World Combat Association (WCA) members area tomorrow. The video gives a detailed look at the strikes, cranks, locks, throws, takedowns, grips, counters and drills associated with Pinan / Heian Godan. Only WCA members and instructors will be able to view this new video. More details to follow: http://worldcombatassociation.com/?page_id=230

All the best,

Iain

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All the new bunkai videos since the last newsletter!

Please find below all the new videos since the last newsletter. The new one will be out in a couple of days. I thought I would put the new videos all on this webpage for ease of viewing. If you are not a newsletter subscriber, please follow the link below to join:

http://www.iainabernethy.co.uk/join-newsletter-and-get-two-free-e-books

I hope you enjoy the videos!

All the best,

Iain

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Modern Defensive Tactics Australia WCA Syllabus Approval!

Congratulations to Karl Thornton and Modern Defensive Tactics Australia upon having their excellent syllabus approved by the World Combat Association!

For more information on the World Combat Association, please visit the website: www.worldcombatassociation.com

All the best,

Iain Abernethy (WCA Chief International Coach)

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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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