On Saturday the 17th of October 2020 Don Came and I will be teaching our annual joint-seminar! The seminar will run from 12:30pm to 4:30pm and will be held in the Dolphin Leisure Centre, Pasture Hill Rd, Haywards Heath, RH16 1LY.
On Sunday the 18th of October 2020 I will be teaching an open session in Wokingham! The theme of the seminar is Nijushiho / Neiseishi (24 steps). This kata comes to us via Seisho Arakaki (1840 – 1918) and very similar versions of the kata are found in Shotokan, Shito-Ryu, Wado-Ryu, etc. Seisho Arakaki taught Kanryo Higaonna, who in turn was the principle teacher of Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-Ryu). Nijushiho / Neiseishi is the one of the few kata taught by Seisho Arakaki that did not become part of Goju-Ryu. Therefore, this kata will also be of interest of Goju practitioners too.
On Sunday the 25th of October 2020 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 email@example.com You can also write to the host via Iain Abernethy Seminar, c/o Wayne Jones, 9 St Johns Road, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5EY
On Sunday the 22nd of November 2020, Iain Abernethy and Andi Kidd will be teaching a joint seminar in Swindon! The seminar will run from 11:00pm to 4:30pm and will be held at St Joseph's College, Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN3 3LR. For further details and to book your place, please contact Andi Kidd at firstname.lastname@example.org You can also call Andi Kidd on 07818417181. The cost of the seminar is £35 / person. To book your place and for details of how to pay, please contact Andi.
On Saturday 28th November 2020 I will be teaching in Exeter! The seminar will be covering the drills and applications for Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan! We will explore how the kata represents 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). The price will be £35 per person (£5 off for University Students).
On Sunday the 31st of January I will be teaching in Kidlington! The seminar is open to all and the theme will be the practical application of the Pinan / Heian series! Created by Anko Itosu in the late 1800s, the Pinan / Heian series are without a doubt the world’s most widely practised set of kata. Gichin Funakoshi wrote that “Once you master these five kata, you can be confident in your ability to protect yourself in most situations”. This kata series is therefore intended to be a holistic physical self-protection system … as Iain will show!
On Sunday the 28th of February 2021, I will be teaching an open seminar in Bradford! The seminar is open to all styles and no prior knowledge of the kata is needed. The seminar will run from 10am to 2pm and will be held in Junboku Dojo, Beck Mill, Reva Syke Road, Clayton, Bradford, BD14 6QY. The cost is just £30 per person and to book please contact Andy Jackson via email@example.com or 07761 973553. See you there!