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Want Iain to visit your dojo in 2013?

As you can probably tell from the seminar dates section, my dairy for 2013 is filling up very quickly! If you’d host a seminar and have me visit your dojo in the first half of 2013, the following three dates are all that remain:

Saturday the 2nd of March

Sunday the 24th of March

Sunday the 26th of May (Now booked).

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Iain's books now on Kindle!

Hi All,

My books “Mental Strength”, “Bunkai-Jutsu: The Practical Application of Karate Kata”, “Throws for Strikers”, “Arm-Locks for All Styles” and “Karate’s Grappling Methods” are now all available on Kindle via Amazon!

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1st syllabus approved by the WCA!

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Iain in Kansas in September!

All in the USA may be interested to know that I’ll be teaching an open seminar in Kansas from the 28th to the 30th of September this year! The fliers and booking sheets are being finalised and as soon as they are I’ll let you know! Really looking forward to it!

All the best,


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Iain on the Practical Defence podcast

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Iain in Blitz magazine this month

I’m pleased to say that I’m on the cover of this month’s Blitz magazine and I have an article within. If you are based in Australia or New Zealand you may want to check it out. A great magazine who have been great supporters of what I do:

You can also get an online version in Apple’s app store!

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We are among the worlds top 1 million websites!

Hi All,

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Marc Animal MacYoung in the UK!

The only 2012 Marc ‘Animal’ MacYoung Lecture and Seminar in The UK is now open for bookings at incredibly affordable prices and welcomes all kindred spirits.

The Lecture and seminar by Marc 'Animal' MacYoung is in Sheffield this September, he will not be training anywhere else in the UK this year or for the foreseeable future.

Marc will present his own unique experiences in a special Friday evening lecture at the University of Sheffield; this is for an insight into the life of a man who has faced and survived almost every conceivable form of violence.

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Iain gets his pink belt!

Yesterday I added the following picture and text to my facebook page:

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International association to go live soon!

Those of you who have been with us for a while will remember that a couple of years ago I was working to set up a Society of Applied Traditional Martial Arts (SATMA). I put in a lot of work on it, but I was never quite able to free up the extra time that would be needed for the day to day administration. The project, despite huge support, therefore stalled somewhat. The good news is that progress on such a group is now being made!

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Geoff Thompson and Peter Consterdine: Ultimate Self-Defense Seminar



A rare event and not to be missed. Geoff and Peter will deliver the most comprehensive and effective self defence and practical martial arts seminar in the UK.

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30 Mins of Online Bunkai Videos From Iain

It’s been a couple of months since the last newsletter went out due to me being extremely busy on all fronts. I therefore thought I’d put all the videos since then on a single page for ease of viewing in case anyone has missed any. We have just under 30 minutes of video in these clips and I hope you enjoy them.

These videos were taken at my home dojo, at private sessions, and at seminars in Sweden and the USA. I’ve a few more “in the can” and I’ll get them uploaded as soon as I’ve had the chance to edit them together.

Many thanks for all your support of these videos!

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USA Seminar Latest News!

Message from Eric Parsons:

Hello everyone,

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All Practical Kata Bunkai & Pad Drill Videos Since July 8th

I’m working on the August newsletter at the moment. To make things easy for newsletter subscribers I thought it would help if I put all the videos we have done since the last newsletter update (July 8th) on this page. I’ve therefore embedded all the “practical kata bunkai” videos put out during that time on this page.

During that time we also put up the final part of the three part Extreme Impact drill. So that people can view the full drill more easily I’ve embedded all three parts on this page too.

I hope you enjoy the videos and there are plenty more to come!

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Kris Wilder and Iain chat on Martial Secrets podcast

Kris Wilder (co-author of ‘The Way of Kata’ & ‘The Little Black Book of Violence’) and I had a 45 min chat for his Martial Secrets podcast when I was in the USA last week. It was a fun discussion on stances, writing, my teachers, unhealthy (but delicious!) food stuffs, and a few other things besides. You can download and listen to the podcast via this link:

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