NOW SOLD OUT: 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

Oss Fellow Karate-ka,

The Seminar will be held on Saturday September 30 and Sunday October 1, 2017 (timetable below) and will be held again at the Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive, Burlington (closest main intersection is Dundas and Walkers Line).

We have managed to keep the cost the same as last year at $125 for the two days.  We are looking for a deposit of $65 per attendee to reserve a place so please let me know if you wish to attend and I can send you payment details. I would suggest that you don’t delay as places are sure to go quickly.

This year’s event will see us cover bunkai and drills for Nisieshi/Nijushiho & Kururunfa (prior knowledge of the kata is not needed). This will include close-range striking, locking, takedowns, limb-control and a whole host of practical karate methods and concepts. We will also be covering the “forgotten” karate takedowns and throws recorded in the writings of masters such as Funakoshi, Mabuni, Itoman, etc. This will be a huge help in ensuring your karate is as holistic as possible. Iain will also be teaching practical bunkai-based pad drills that permit the striking methods of the kata to practiced realistically while being integrated with the grappling (please bring your own focus mitts if you have them). Finally, Iain will show how he goes about dissecting kata so please have a think about any currently confusing kata sequences you’d like to throw at him!

A rough timetable is shown below and we shall try to adhere to this as much as possible.

Saturday, Sep 30                                              

8:30 AM – Registration

9:00 AM – Seminar

11:00 AM – Break

11:15 AM – Seminar

12:45 PM – Lunch

1:30 PM – Seminar

3:30 PM – Break

3:45 PM – Seminar

5:15 PM – Seminar Ends

5:30 PM – Vacate Gym Area

Sunday, Oct 1                    

9:30 AM – Registration

10:00 AM – Seminar

12:00 PM – Lunch

12:45 PM – Seminar

2:15 PM – Break

2:30 PM – Seminar

4:00 PM – Seminar Ends

4:30 PM – Vacate Gym Area

Please note that before you can take part in the seminar you will be required to complete and hand in the attached Student Declaration.

As regards the Haber Recreation Centre please note the following:

Changing rooms, showers and lockers are available (please provide your own lock).

Water can be drunk in the gym area.

There is to be NO EATING in the gym area. Suitable eating areas are provided outside of the gym area.

I would suggest that you maybe bring your own food/snacks. Vending machines are also available.

 I’m looking forward immensely to the seminar as I’m sure you are as well. It promises to be memorable as always.

Yours in Karate-Do,

Sandy Roney

Chief Instructor

 Karate Club

Traditional Karate Arts Canada

For further details and to secure a place, please contact Alexander Roney via

Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 08:30 to Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 16:00