SHIKOMU KARATE CLUB - Traditional Karate Arts Canada

Iain Abernethy Seminar 2018

Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th 2018

For further details and to secure a place, please contact Alexander Roney via

Oss Fellow Karate-ka,

The Seminar will be held on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th 2018  (timetable below) and will be held again at the Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington (closest main intersection is Dundas and Walkers Line).

We have managed to keep the cost the same as last year at $125 for the two days.  We are looking for a deposit of $65 per attendee to reserve a place so please let me know if you wish to attend and I can send you payment details. I would suggest that you don’t delay as places are sure to go quickly.

This year we will be primarily looking at the “old-school” karate that existed prior to karate adopting the “do-ethos” and spreading worldwide. This will include an examination of some of the Chinese fighting methods that that were instrumental in shaping karate, the 12 two-person drills of Choki Motobu, and the takedowns of Morinobu Itoman! These methods will be of great interest, practically and historically, to all karateka; irrespective of style. We will also be looking at the close-range methods of Tekki / Naihanchi Nidan and Sandan; and showing how they build on the core methods of Shodan. This will include a great deal of clinch-fighting and limb-control. Finally, we will cover a number of Iain’s extremely popular focus mitt drills!

A rough timetable is shown below, and we shall try to adhere to this as much as possible.

Saturday, Sep 29                                            

8:30 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – Seminar

11:00 AM – Break

11:15 AM – Seminar

12:45 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Seminar

3:30 PM – Break

3:45 PM – Seminar

5:15 PM – Seminar Ends

5:30 PM – Vacate Gym Area

Sunday, Sept 30                  

9:30 AM – Registration

10:00 AM – Seminar

12:00 PM – Lunch

12:45 PM – Seminar

2:15 PM – Break

2:30 PM – Seminar

4:00 PM – Seminar Ends

4:30 PM – Vacate Gym Area

Please note that before you can take part in the seminar you will be required to complete and hand in the attached Student Declaration.

As regards the Haber Recreation Centre please note the following:

Changing rooms, showers and lockers are available (please provide your own lock).

Water can be drunk in the gym area.

There is to be NO EATING in the gym area. Suitable eating areas are provided outside of the gym area.

I would suggest that you maybe bring your own food/snacks. Vending machines are also available.

I’m looking forward immensely to the seminar as I’m sure you are as well. It promises to be memorable as always.

Yours in Karate-Do,

Sandy Roney

Chief Instructor Shikomu Karate Club

Traditional Karate Arts Canada

For further details and to secure a place, please contact Alexander Roney via

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 08:30 to Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 16:00