Upcoming events

Seminar in Newcastle

On Sunday 30th of July 2017 I will be teaching an open seminar on “what makes good bunkai” in Newcastle! We will explore the core principle of bunkai, as dictated by the past masters and the nature of combat, so that attendees will be better placed to understand the “language of kata” and train both kata and bunkai more effectively. The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will be held in Walker Activity Dome, Wharrier Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 3BR. The cost is £30 per person (bring three students and instructor goes free).

Date: 
Sun, 2017-07-30 11:00
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Two-Day Seminar in Scotland!

On the 2nd and 3rd of September 2017 I will be teaching my first ever two-day seminar in Scotland! The two day event will be cover practical self-defence, functional pad drills, karate joint-locks and joint locking drills, and loads more! The course will provide a total of 10 hours of information for just £45! Training will run from 10am to 4pm each day (1 hour for lunch). The seminar will take place at the Daviot Village Hall, Daviot, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0JA.

Date: 
Sat, 2017-09-02 10:00
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Weekend Retreat in Franklin, North Carolina!

Weekend Retreat in Franklin, North Carolina!

We are so excited to officially announce the 2017 Iain Abernethy Seminar! This year's dates are September 8th, 9th, and 10th.  This year Iain will be teaching all new material that he has never taught in the U.S. before.  We have had so much fun planning an exciting weekend for seminar participants and their families.

Date: 
Fri, 2017-09-08 18:00
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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday the 24th of September 2017 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield! The theme will be the practical self-defence methods found in Naihanchi (Tekki) Shodan, Nidan and Sandan! The first one is the original kata, while the Nidan and Sandan versions were created later by Anko Itosu (who also made the Pinan / Heian kata). We will be sharing the highly functional, close-range methods of these fascinating kata. No prior knowledge of the kata is needed and all styles are welcome.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-09-24 11:30
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Seminar in Burlington, Canada

SHIKOMU KARATE CLUB - Traditional Karate Arts Canada - Iain Abernethy Seminar 2017

Saturday, September 30 and Sunday, October 1

For further details and to secure a place, please contact Alexander Roney via alexander.roney@outlook.com

Date: 
Sat, 2017-09-30 08:30
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Seminar in Swarthmore, PA, USA

For more details and to book your place check out the Facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/events/546677502168917/

Date: 
Fri, 2017-10-06 18:00
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Seminar in Lincoln, East Midlands

On Sunday the 15th of October 2017 I will be teaching an open seminar on the bunkai of the Pinan / Heian Series! This will include close-range strikes, trapping, locks, chokes, takedowns, throws, and more.

The Pinan / Heian series are a complete fighting system and Gichin Funakoshi said that those who knew the applications to these kata could “be confident of their ability to protect themselves in most situations.”

The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm in Lincoln, East Midlands. The venue is yet to be confirmed.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-10-15 11:00
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Seminar in Watford

On Saturday the 21st of October 2017 I will be teaching an open practical karate / kata bunkai seminar in Watford! The theme will be: Transcending styles - Examining the similarities between Kata and application of major styles of karate including Goju, Shotokan and Wado! Suitable for all styles of karate and all martial arts.The seminar will run from 12pm to 4pm and will be held at Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TY. The cost is £35.

Date: 
Sat, 2017-10-21 12:00
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Seminar in Swansea

On Sunday the 29th of October 2017 I will be teaching a open seminar on kata bunkai / practical karate in Swansea! The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will cost just £30 per person. The location of the seminar is Ystradgynlais Sports Centre, Glanrhyd, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1AP. For details of how to book your place please contact Wayne Jones on 07837071555 or koketsukarate@aol.com You can also write to the host via Iain Abernethy Seminar, c/o Wayne Jones, 9 St Johns Road, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5EY

Date: 
Sun, 2017-10-29 11:00
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