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  • Iain


    The Practical Application Of Karate

  • Iain


    The Practical Application Of Karate

The practical application of karate

Iain Abernethy has been involved in the martial arts since childhood. Iain holds the rank of 7th Dan with the British Combat Association (one of the world's leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts), the British Combat Karate Association, and the English Karate Federation.

Iain regularly writes for the UK’s leading martial arts magazines and he is a member of the "Combat Hall of Fame".

Applied Karate

One of the 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 8th 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

Upcoming events

Iain Abernethy and Wayne Otto! (22nd of June 24)

Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00

Seminar in Waltham Cross

Date: Sunday, June 23, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00

Seminar in Norwich!

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024 - 13:00 to 17:15

Seminar in Reading!

Date: Sunday, July 21, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00

Seminar in Keighley, Yorkshire

Date: Sunday, September 1, 2024 - 12:30 to 16:30

Seminar in Waltham Cross

Date: Sunday, September 22, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00

Seminar in Burgdorf, German

Date: Saturday, September 28, 2024 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 29, 2024 - 13:00

Seminar in Coventry!

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2024 - 12:00 to 16:00

Seminar in Eschenbach, Germany

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2024 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 27, 2024 - 13:00

Seminar in Swansea

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00