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Seminar in Nuremberg!

The theme of the first day will be “Meikyo and Wankan: The Tomari-Te Influence on Shotokan”. We will explore bunkai for both Meikyo and Wankan. These kata are both said to originate in the Tomari region of Okinawa; however, the Shotokan kata are quite different from the other versions of Rohai (Meikyo) and Matsukaze (Wankan). In addition to exploring bunkai for the Shotokan versions, we will also compare and contrast with other versions and theorise as to how they may have a developed from a common source.

Date: 
Sat, 2019-10-12 10:00
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Seminar in Exeter

On Saturday 19th October 2019 I will be teaching in Exeter! The seminar will be covering the bunkai of the Heian / Pinan series. Gichin Funakoshi said that once the bunkai to this series is understood, the karateka can be “confident of their ability to defend themselves in most situations”. We will explore this truth and show how the kata series does indeed represent a holistic combative system. The seminar will run from 11am-3pm at University of Exeter Sports Park, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QN (food outlets and facilities are available on campus).

Date: 
Sat, 2019-10-19 11:00
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Seminar in Swansea

On Sunday the 20th of October 2019 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, 2019-10-20 11:00
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Seminar in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Practical Karate Seminar with Iain Abernethy 7th dan Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Where: Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena, BT43 6HB

When: Saturday 2nd of November 2019 -  11AM to 3PM

Who: All martial arts styles welcome!

Date: 
Sat, 2019-11-02 11:00
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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday the 3rd of November 2019 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield! At this event we will be exploring the applications and origins of the “13-hands” family of kata. Most styles have a version of this kata: Seishan (Wado), Seisan (Shito-Ryu & Goju-Ryu), Hangetsu (Shotokan), etc. While these kata are believed to have a common origin, and they have much in common, they nevertheless have some distinct differences. This seminar will compare and contrast these versions in order to give the participant insights into the fighting system that inspired these kata.

Date: 
Sun, 2019-11-03 11:30
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Seminar in Milton Keynes!

On the 17th of November 2019, I will be teaching an open seminar in Milton Keynes! Details are yet to be finalised, but you can express your interest by contacting Peter O'Toole via 07764 535531 or this contact page: https://www.mktangsoodo.co.uk/contact

Date: 
Sun, 2019-11-17 11:00
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Seminar in Austria

Details in German

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Date: 
Fri, 2019-12-06 18:00
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Seminar in Northampton!

On Sunday the 15th December 2019 I will be teaching an open seminar in Northampton! For futher detials please email andy@troozers.com

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Date: 
Sun, 2019-12-15 13:00
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Seminar in Grunwald (near Munich), Germany

Karatelehrgang mit Iain Abernethy in Grünwald

Details in German

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Date: 
Sat, 2020-01-11 11:00
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Seminar in Wokingham

On Sunday the 19th of January 2020 I will be teaching an open session in Wokingham! Details are still being confirmed and will be posted here soon. For further details and to express your interest, please contact Gary Leyshon via wgleyshon@gmail.com or 07989388191

Date: 
Sun, 2020-01-19 11:00
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