Upcoming events

John Johnson (7th dan) and Iain Abernethy (6th dan) Seminar!

The annual John Johnson (7th dan BCKA) and Iain Abernethy (6th dan BCKA) Seminar! Topics covered will be Impact drills, Gekisai Bunkai (prior knowledge of the kata not needed), Karate Joint Locks and Kata Based Gripping. This seminar is open to all martial artists (aged 18+) irrespective of style or level of proficiently. These are always very informative and fun days!

Please get in touch to secure your place ASAP:

Call 07791635958 or email johnjohnston2@virginmedia.com

Sat, 2016-12-03 12:00
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Seminar in Chelmsford, Essex

On Sunday the 4th of December 2016 I will be teaching a seminar in Chelmsford! This seminar will cover both advanced Naihanchi / Tekki bunkai drills and integrated grappling and striking pad-drills! Spare focus mitts will be available, but please bring your own if you have them. This yearly event always sells out so please don’t delay in securing your place. Tickets cost £30 per person (there is a £5 discount to all those who pay before the 1st of November). This seminar will take place in Chelmsford, Essex from 12 to 4pm.

Sun, 2016-12-04 12:00
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Seminar in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

On Saturday the 10th of December 2016 I will be teaching an open seminar for Dan Redmond’s CKA in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. I’ve taught more seminars for the CKA than any other group and they are always fun days! The seminar will run from 1pm to 5pm and will be held at Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena, BT43 6HB. The advanced booking cost is £35 (£40 if paid on the door) and cheques – payable to “CKA” – should be sent to Mr Dan Redmond, 185 Dunclug Park, Ballymena, BT43 6NU (NOTE: No cheques accepted after the 21st of November).

Sat, 2016-12-10 13:00
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Seminar in Thornton, Lancashire

On Sunday the 18th of December 2016 I will be teaching an open seminar in Thornton, Lancashire! The seminar will look at the joint locking techniques and principles of the Heian / Pinan series to include locks, escapes from locks, flow drills and practise drills.It will be a good introduction to this under explored aspect of karate. Instructors will also find the techniques and drills will be very useful in bringing this side of karate to their students.

Sun, 2016-12-18 11:00
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Seminar in Oldbury, West Midlands

Date: 8th of January 2017

For more details and to book your place please contact K. Fieldhouse via fieldhouse0se@btinternet.com

Session 1: 11.00am - 1.00pm

Session 2: 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Location: Portway Sports Centre, Newbury Lane, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 1HE

Sun, 2017-01-08 11:00
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Seminar in Texas, USA

Save the date!

American Defensive Arts Academy is proud to be playing host to Iain Abernethy, 6th Dan BCA/WCA.

More details are to follow, please watch this space!


Friday 1/27/17: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday 1/28/17: 9:30am - 4:30pm

Sunday 1/29/17: 9:30am - 2:30pm

Recommended Hotels:

La Quinta Inn and Suites
2131 I-20 Frontage Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Fri, 2017-01-27 18:00
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Seminar in Ireland

On the 17th, 18th, and 19th of February 2017, I am teaching an open practical karate / kata bunkai in Castlebar , Co. Mayo, Ireland! There are only 25 places available to guests and hence you are advised to act quickly in order to get your place. Classes are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, and 10:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday.

Fri, 2017-02-17 19:00
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Seminar in Bristol

Saturday the 25th of February 2017 sees me teaching in Bristol! This seminar will cover bunkai and partner drills relating to Pinan / Heian Yodan (including strikes to weak areas, chokes, locks, cranks, and more!). The seminar will run from 10am to 2pm and will be held in The Grange School, Tower Road North, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 8XQ. The cost is £30. A £10 non refundable deposit is required to secure your place and the balance is to be paid on the day. Rob Jones (host) will be able to give details on payment methods.

Sat, 2017-02-25 10:00
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Seminar in Keighley, Yorkshire

On Saturday the 4th of March 2017 I will be teaching an open seminar in Keighley, Yorkshire! The seminar will cover practical applications and two-person drills for Pinan / Heian Godan and Passai / Bassai-Dai!

Details are still being finalised so please watch this space. To express your interest and to be sure you are among the first to know once the venue, etc has been finalised, please contact Oliver via 07969 590862 or via e-mail at info@soaringeaglekarate.co.uk

I look forward to seeing you there!

Sat, 2017-03-04 11:00
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Seminar in Melbourne, Australia

SHINDO  KARATE ASSOCIATION presents Iain Abernethy Melbourne. Australia in March 2017

Fri, 2017-03-10 10:00
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