News & Updates

Looking to make an instructional DVD? Harbour View Productions can help

For our DVDs we always want to ensure customers have the “wow!” factor when they watch them. Times are hard and I want everyone who watches anything we do to know that their hard-earned cash was well spent. And that we cared enough to ensure that, not only was the DVD packed with useful information, but that the DVD was professionally filmed and edited.

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Ask me about my bruises, help Felex, look cool, and make friends!

We all like cool martial arts t-shirts and I have to say that one of my favourites is my “Ask me about my bruises” shirt that I got from Eric Parsons while in the US last year. Not only does it look cool and is quite witty, but I’ve made new friends and even got new students when total strangers have asked me about my bruises!

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Pinan / Heian e-book in Italian!

Daniela Cirllo has kindly translated the Pinan / Heian e-book (free to all newsletter subscribers) into Italian! Please right click on the link below to save it:

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X-Po "League of Super Friends" Podcast Parts 1 to 11 (Complete)

Here are parts 1 to 11 of the wide-ranging discussion recorded on the evening before the USA side of the X-Po event earlier this year. Kris Wilder, Rory Miller, Marc “Animal” MacYoung, Al Peasland, Nicholas Yang & myself had a good chat about all things martial at Kris’s place and recorded it!

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The Shotokan Legacy

Message from Peter Consterdine 8th dan British Combat Karate Association Chief Instructor:

Hi All

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Training Day 3 - New Peter Consterdine DVD!

Peter Constredine’s “Training Day Volume 3: Impact and Transitions” is now available! I’ve copied the blurb below and it essentially covers the technical aspects associated with the Thursday morning sessions.

Myself and the rest of the crew help with the demonstrations and that’s me in the Thai-Shorts on the cover (the bald one with the beard ;-).

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Extreme Impact T-Shirts!

Since Steve Williams and I first wore the Extreme Impact T-Shirts in the first five Extreme Impact units, people have been asking if they can buy the shirts. As it was, there were only two in existence and those were the ones Steve and I had specially made for the filming. However, with so many people asking, we decided to get some made!

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Iain on Facebook!

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Iain on Geoff Thompson Podcast

The 100th Geoff Thompson podcast has just gone out and I’m pleased to say that I was the “special guest” alluded to in the podcast blurb.

For my part, the podcast includes what I find inspirational, my thoughts on self-defence, my tastes in music, suffering for your art, and how it’s a foolish man who crosses my mother!

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Beyond Bunkai DVD now Available!

The new Beyond Bunkai DVD is now on sale! The DVD is for the more experienced bunkai practitioner who is ready to drill the applications of Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan in a flowing, unscripted and realistic way.

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X-Po "League of Super Friends" Podcast Parts 4 to 6

Here are parts 4 to 6 of the wide-ranging discussion recorded on the evening before the USA side of the X-Po event earlier this year. Kris Wilder, Rory Miller, Marc “Animal” MacYoung, Al Peasland, Nicholas Yang & myself had a good chat about all things martial at Kris’s place and recorded it. It has been split into eleven parts and we’ll be sure to bring you all other episodes as they become available. I hope you enjoy them!

All the best,

Iain

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X-Po "League of Super Friends" Podcast Part 3

Here is part 3 of the wide-ranging discussion recorded on the evening before the USA side of the X-Po event earlier this year. Kris Wilder, Rory Miller, Marc “Animal” MacYoung, Al Peasland, Nicholas Yang & myself had a good chat about all things martial at Kris’s place and recorded it. It has been split into eleven parts and the third part was added to you-tube yesterday. I hope you enjoy it and we’ll be sure to bring you all other episodes as they become available.

All the best,

Iain

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Beyond Bunkai in production

The new Beyond Bunkai DVD went into production earlier today! Both the NTSC and PAL master disks went to the replicators today and the cover files are also on their way to be printed. All going well we should have the finished items delivered to us in a few weeks!

It’s fantastic that the DVD will be ready in 2010 and that’s entirely down to the great job done by Harbour View Productions and Outpost Editing! I’ve copied a picture of the cover and the blurb below. Please watch this space as things develop. Very excited to get this one out and see what you all think!

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Free "Comprehensive Karate" E-Book back online!

A couple of years ago Michael Rosenbaum kindly made his book “Comprehensive Karate” freely available via this website (on Christmas day!). In the not too distant future we will be setting up a download page for all the e-books and PDFs that we have made available over the years. However, this book has always been very popular so I wanted to get it up here as soon as possible. If you’ve not yet read the book (where have you been?!) you can download it from this page and all the details can be found below. I hope you enjoy it!

All the best,

Iain

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X-Po "League of Super Friends" Podcast Part 2

Here is part 2 of the wide-ranging discussion recorded on the evening before the USA side of the X-Po event earlier this year. Kris Wilder, Rory Miller, Marc “Animal” MacYoung, Al Peasland, Nicholas Yang & myself had a good chat about all things martial at Kris’s place and recorded it. It has been split into 11 parts and the second part was added to you-tube yesterday. I hope you enjoy it and we’ll be sure to bring you all other episodes as they become available.

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X-Po "League of Super Friends" Podcast Part 1

Regular visitors will recall that at the USA side of the X-Po event eariler this year Kris Wilder, Rory Miller, Marc “Animal” MacYoung, Al Peasland, Nicholas Yang & myself had a good chat about all things martial at Kris’s place … and we recorded it!

It was a very wide-ranging discussion and how often do you get such a group under one roof and around one table! The first part of this recording has been uploaded to You-Tube and is now available for your listening pleasure. I hope you enjoy it and we’ll be sure to bring you all other episodes as they become available.

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Extreme Impact 6 to 10 is Live!

The latest Extreme Impact Units by Steve Williams and myself are now available for download! Thanks to everyone who purchased units 1 to 5 and made these new units possible. 100% of the funds generated from units 1 to 5 have gone into producing these new units and we could not have made them without your support. The new units are all around 30 minutes in length and we’ve stuck to the price of £9.70 / unit. There is also the special offer of getting the all five new downloads for the price of four. So that’s 2.5 hours of training drills for just £38.80.

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British Combat Karate Assocation Info Packs

Please find below all the latest information on Peter Consterdine’s & Geoff Thompson’s British Combat Karate Association! I’ve copied the enquiry letter and the advert that recently ran in the UK’s martial arts press below. The information pack and application form have also been uploaded to this website and they can be downloaded from the links below:

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British Combat Karate Association Info from Peter Consterdine

Below you can find an update from Peter Consterdine 8th dan on the soon to be formed “British Combat Karate Association”. Peter will be providing me with information packs etc which will answer all questions and I’ll add them to this site so you can download them as PDFs next week. If you have any questions, Peter can be emailed at peter@peterconsterdine.com or called on 01924266016.

All the best,

Iain


 

Dear Instructor

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