News & Updates

Iain Abernethy Residential Courses 2019!

NOW SOLD OUT! Demand is always high for our residential courses and, as is only right, first refusal is always given to previous attendees. This means that in 2019 only TEN places will be available to new people! There would have been none, but we have put on an extra date to help meet demand.

8th to 11th of February 2019 - Just 2 Spaces Left! SOLD OUT

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Axel Siebert Instructor Award

My good friend Axel Siebert recently competed his full instructor award! Axel is very knowledgeable martial artists who approaches karate in a very practical way.

Axel Siebert

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Instructor Award Will Wright

Congratulations to Will Wright on completing his full Instructor Award recently! These courses are by invitation only and involve a lot of research, two written papers and a multilayer practical assessment. To pass, people have to show good understanding of my general approach (as distinct from the specific method I teach to my personal students) and have demonstrated the ability to communicate that approach while integrating it into what they do. 

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Daniel Marino Instructor Award

Congratulations to Daniel Marino on achieving his Introductory Instructor Award!

Daniel Marino

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Karate Throws Volume 1 is is now available in all formats!

Karate Throws Volume 1 is now available on Download, DVD, and with App Subscription!

“In karate, hitting, thrusting, and kicking are not the only methods, throwing techniques and joint-locks are included” – Gichin Funakoshi

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Iain Abernethy Residential Courses 2018 (just 7 places available!)

NOW SOLD OUT! Demand is always high for our residential courses and, as is only right, first refusal is always given to previous attendees. This means that in 2018 only SEVEN places will be available to new people! There would have been none, but we have put on an extra date to help meet demand.

9th to 12th of February 2018 - 1 space! SOLD OUT

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Iain on The Scholar Warrior Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Robin Gamble of The Scholar Warrior Podcast. A fun and wide-ranging conversation! Have a listen here: http://www.warriorstrategy.com/iain-abernethy-6th-dan-in-karate-author-and-applied-kata-master/

There’s also a YouTube version if you prefer!

I hope you enjoy it!

All the best,

Iain

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Karate Throws and Takedowns DVD on the app now!

A new three volume series on “Karate Throws and Takedowns” is currently in production!  Volume 1 is on “Lifting Throws”. Volume 2 is on “Tripping Throws”. Volume 3 is on “Postural Throws”. The videos also discuss the history of karate throws, throwing principles, and show where these throws can be found in both the texts of the past masters and traditional kata. Volume 1 will be available on download and DVD in around a month’s time … but subscribers can start watching now! More info here: https://goo.gl/f8KXtN

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Check this out!

Search “iain abernethy” in the app store to get the app! More info here: https://www.iainabernethy.co.uk/iain-abernethys-applied-karate-kata-bunkai-app

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Iain on Whistle Kick Martial Arts Radio!

A couple of weeks ago I spoke to Jeremy Lesniak of Whistle Kick Martial Arts Radio! It was a conversation quite different from others I’ve had. We covered many topics I don’t normally get to talk about. We talk about martial arts and life, the fear I felt in early training, mistakes I have made, my rebellious streak vs.

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The 2.0 version of the app is live!

Hi All,

The 2.0 version of the app is now live! The new interface looks amazing and takes into account all the great feedback we have received from users. You can now register from within the app and it is also possible to subscribe via iTunes!

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New Full Instructor Awards!

Congratulations to the following who have completed their Instructor Awards recently! All five gents did a superb job!

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Instructor Awards

Congratulations to the following who have completed their Instructor Awards recently! I only run these courses once every four or five years and it takes a lot of research, two written papers and a multilayer practical assessment to get through it. All have shown a good understanding of my general approach (as distinct from the specific method I teach to my personal students) and have demonstrated the ability to communicate that approach while integrating it into what they do.  I would therefore recommend them to others wanting to understand the nature of kata bunkai.

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Iain and Kris Wilder talk on the Martial Arts & Life podcast

When I visited my good friend Kris Wilder earlier this year, we sat down and did this impromptu podcast! Listen and download via this link:

Iain Abernethy takes on 4 questions at the Martial Arts & Life podcast studio in Seattle.

http://www.stickmanpublications.com/028-iain-abernethy-4-questions-podcast/

All the best,

Iain

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Instructor Awards

Over the last few months we have had people from Germany, UK, USA and Switzerland achieve instructor status! These are all experienced martial artists who have their own well established and effective approaches. The instructor programs I run are not about getting people to do exactly as I do, but to acknowledge that those who participate understand my general approach, and are people that I would recommend to others wanting to understand the workings of kata in combat. They are all good people who have worked hard, studied deeply, and who really know their stuff!

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NEWS! The bunkai app is here!

Hello Everyone!

I have an app! You need this app! :-)

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Cla Gleiser 2nd Dan Grading

Congratulations to Cla Gleiser (Switzerland) for recently grading to second dan WCA under Nick Hofele 4th dan WCA (who in turn graded under Iain Abernethy).

The grading took about 2:45 hours and involved kihon, kata, bunkai, pad-work, grappling and life sparring. It was a tough test and we are all very proud of Cla!

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Recent Instructor Awards

Over the last few months a few members of the tribe have achieved instructor awards! These are all experienced martial artists who have their own well established and effective approaches. The instructor programs I run are not about getting people to do exactly as I do, but to acknowledge that those who participate understand my general approach, and are people that I would recommend to others wanting to understand the workings of kata in combat. They are all good folks who know their stuff!

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Iain on Kung-Fu Podcast

I was recently on episode 88 of The Kung Fu Podcast! I hope you enjoy listening to mine and Tim’s wide ranging talk!

All the best,

Iain

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Craig Stuart becomes the first person in Australia to complete Combat Coach Programme to Instructor Level!

Craig Stuart becomes the first person in Australia to complete Combat Coach Programme to Instructor Level!

Craig’s Thoughts:

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