Iain Abernethy has been involved in the martial arts since childhood. Iain holds the rank of 6th Dan with the British Combat Association (one of the world's leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts), the English Karate Federation, and the British Karate Association.
Iain regularly writes for the UK’s leading martial arts magazines and he is a member of the "Combat Hall of Fame".
One of the UK’s leading exponents of applied karate, Iain has written a number of critically acclaimed books on the practical application of traditional martial arts and is well known for his work on the pragmatic use of the techniques and concepts recorded in the traditional kata. Iain’s seminars, books, DVDs and articles have proved to be very popular with those groups and individuals who wish to practise their arts as the pragmatic systems they were originally intended to be.
- "Iain Abernethy has shown us the real beauty of karate with his innovative and pioneering work"
Geoff Thompson 7th Dan Karate, World-renowned Self-protection expert
- "Sensei Abernethy teaches functional application of traditional kata. The "secret applications" of kata are laid bare by his hands on, practical instruction"
Dan Anderson 4 times US National Karate Champion, 7th Dan Karate, 6th Dan Modern Arnis, 8th Dan MA-80
- "Iain's work is always professionally produced, excellently presented, thoroughly researched and eminently practical"
Traditional Karate Magazine