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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday the 21st of June 2020 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield!  The seminar is open to all styles. The theme for the day will the fighting methodology of practical karate master Choki Motobu (1870 to 1944). We will look at his two person drills and the kata Iain created (Seinipo) to encapsulate these drills. This will be the first time Iain has taught this kata at an open seminar in the UK. The seminar will run from 11:30am to 3:30pm and will be held at Unit 1 Martial Arts, Unit 1, Brimington Rd, Chesterfield, S41 7UW.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-06-21 11:30
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Seminar in Ilkley!

On Sunday the 5th of July 2020. I will be teaching an open seminar in Ilkley! The seminar will run from 12.30 to 4.30 in Ben Rhydding Methodist Church Hall, Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley, LS29 8PP. The cost will be £30. Please contact Mark Outtersidem via ilkleykarate@icloud.com or 07590 424980 for details of how to secure your place.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-07-05 12:30
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Seminar in Maldon, Essex

On Sunday the 12th of July 2020 I will be teaching a kata bunkai / practical karate seminar in Maldon, Essex! At this seminar, I will be covering practical bunkai and drills for Kanku-Dai / Kushanku. We will cover how all these methods can be applied in modern-day self-defence and the associated training drills. The kata is a record of the combative techniques and concepts formulated by a Chinese martial artist who went by the name of Kushanku. Kushanku can also be pronounced “Kosokun”, and the kata was renamed as “Kanku-Dai” in Shotokan karate.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-07-12 11:00
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Seminar in Eastbourne

On Saturday the 25th of July 2020 (rescheduled from Saturday the 18th of April), I will be teaching at Canton Martial Arts in Eastbourne! Places are limited to just 40, so please act quickly! The cost is just £30 per person.

This seminar will cover practical impact drills. This will look at how modern karateka can make use of focus mitts to develop functional close-range skills that are in full accord with the methodology in the traditional kata. These drills are fun too!”

Location: Canton Martial Arts, 67a Willowfield Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN22 8AP.

Date: 
Sat, 2020-07-25 13:00
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Seminar in Birkenhead

On Sunday the 9th of August 2020 I will be teaching an open seminar in Birkenhead! The theme for this seminar will be “bunkai for all!” We will be looking at the combative principles, concepts and methods that were eventually recorded in the traditional karate kata. We will also discuss the evolution of karate and kata from its beginnings as a civilian self-protection system, to a “budo” for health and character development, to a modern sport.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-08-09 13:30
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Seminar in Keighley, Yorkshire

On Saturday the 22nd of August 2020 (rescheduled from the 21st of March), I will be teaching an open seminar in Keighley, Yorkshire! Places will be limited to 36 people, so please do book soon to avoid disappointment.

The venue will be Soaring Eagle Karate dojo, in the Clock Tower at the historic Dalton Mills on Dalton Lane. The address is: Soaring Eagle Karate, Unit 25 Dalton Mills, Dalton Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 4JH

Date: 
Sat, 2020-08-22 11:30
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Seminar in Switzerland

On the 22nd and 23rd of August 2020, I will be teaching in Switzerland!

Date: 
Sun, 2020-08-23 11:00
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Seminar in Waltham Cross

On the 30th of August 2020 (resheduled from 19th of April) I will be teaching an open session in Waltham Cross! The seminar will run for 11am to 3pm and will take place at V & E Judo Club, Goff's Ln, Goff's Oak, Waltham Cross, EN7 5QN.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-08-30 11:00
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Iain Abernethy and Leigh Simms in Birmingham!

On Saturday the 5th of September I will be teaching a joint seminar with Leigh Simms! The event will run from 10am - 2pm and be held at Joseph Chamberlain College, 1 Belgrave Road, Highgate, Birmingham, B12 9FF. The cost is £40.00 / person and you can secure a place by contacting Leigh via leigh@leighsimms.com or 07581443637.

 

Date: 
Sat, 2020-09-05 10:00
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Seminar in Wrexham

On Saturday the 12th of September 2020, I will be teaching an open seminar in Wrexham! The theme will be the White Crane influence on karate. We will primarily explore this influence via the kata Nipaipo (no prior knowledge of the kata is assumed). Nipaipo translates as “28 Steps” and the kata was created by Kenwa Mabuni to summarise the instruction Mabuni received from the Chinese martial artist Go Kenki.

Date: 
Sat, 2020-09-12 11:00
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