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    The Practical Application Of Karate

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    The Practical Application Of Karate

  • Iain Abernethy.com

    Iain Abernethy.com

    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 6th Dan with the British Combat Association (one of the world's leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts), the English Karate Federation, and the British Karate Association.

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 UK’s 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 Dresden, Germany

Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, May 14, 2017 (All day)

Seminar in Pennsylvania, USA (2017)

Date: Friday, May 19, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, May 21, 2017 (All day)

Seminar in Newton Ayclife

Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 13:00 to 17:00

Seminar in Birmingham

Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 11:00 to 15:00

Seminar in Burton-on-Trent

Date: Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 12:00 to 16:00

Two-Day Seminar in Scotland!

Date: Saturday, September 2, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 16:00

Seminar in Swarthmore, PA, USA

Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 - 18:00 to Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 15:00

Seminar in Keighley, West Yorkshire

Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 11:00 to 15:00