On the 11th and 12th of May I will be teaching in the Netherlands! Please visit the seminar website for further details: http://www.abernethyseminar.nl/ If you have any questions, you can contact the organiser (Marco de Vries) via firstname.lastname@example.org or 06-81698707
EFFECTIVE KARATE: OLD & NEW. At this seminar we will be looking the elements we need to include to make karate as effective and functional as possible. We will analyse the true nature of real-world self-protection and address how karate can deal with such situations. This will include looking at many forgotten forms of practise, with particular emphasis on the close-range methods we find “hidden” away in kata. We will also look at the training methods that can really bring kata bunkai to life. In addition to looking the underused and overlooked methods of “old school karate”, we will also look at how modern equipment (mainly focus mitts) and training methods can further increase the potency of karate. As Gichin Funakoshi said, "To search for the old is to understand the new. The old, the new, this is a matter of time." This will be a very useful seminar for all those wanting to make their karate as effective and as enjoyable as it can be.