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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

Seminar in Frankfurt!

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 11:00 to Sunday, August 14, 2022 - 12:30

Seminar in Bad Salzuflen, Germany

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 14:00

Seminar in Durham

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 11:00 to 15:00

Seminar in Blairgowrie, Scotland

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 12:00 to 16:00

Seminar in Koln, Germany

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 13:00

Seminar in Swansea

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 11:00 to 15:00

Seminar in Oxford!

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 11:00 to 14:00

Seminar in Southampton

Date: Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 12:00 to 16:00

Seminar in Sidcup, Kent!

Date: Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 11:00 to 15:00

John Johnston and Iain Abernethy Joint Seminar

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 12:00 to 14:00