On the 7th to 9th of October I’ll be teaching in Missouri, USA! You can find a message from Eric Parsons (organiser) below which contains the details and you can also download the flyer and booking form via the following link or by clicking on the image to the right.
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The response has been great and I’d encourage everyone to act quickly to ensure their places and to get them at the best prices.
I’m really looking forward to getting back over to the USA and spending some time swapping ideas and sharing thoughts with all the friends I’ve made via the newsletters and the website. Should be a fun weekend! Looking forward to finally getting to meet you all in person! :-)
Details from Eric Parsons:
I'm quite excited to be hosting this seminar! It is going be a great event, and people from all over the US (and even Canada) have contacted me about it, so make sure to act quickly to reserve your space.
The official dates and times are as follows.
Friday, October 7, 6pm-8pm (Funakoshi's Nine Throws of Karate)
Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9, 9am-4pm (Topics listed below)
Weekend Topics: The Historical Development and Background of Kata; The 4 Stage Approach to Kata; The Language of Kata; How to Analyse the Movements of Kata; The Nature of Live Conflict; How to Create Effective Bunkai Drills; Karate Grappling (including throws, locks, chokes, strangles and groundwork); Bunkai-Based Flow Drills; Kata-Based-Sparring (live bunkai drills and how to make them appropriate for all levels); Bunkai / Applications from a Variety of Kata
As this is a big event that I expect to fill up quickly, I am making a special offer for those that sign up early. The seminar cost for early registrants will be $100, with a $50 deposit due by July 1 and the balance ($50) due by Sept. 7. (Or $100 up front.)
Registrations made between July 2 and Sept. 7 will be made at the standard price of $120 per participant (single payment).
Late registrations made after Sept. 7 will be $150 (single payment).
Payments can be made either by check (cheque) or through Paypal. Checks (cheques) should be made out to the "Karate for Life Foundation" and mailed to Eric Parsons, 3711 Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia, MO 65202, USA. Those interested in using Paypal can email me at email@example.com, and I will send them an electronic invoice for the seminar payment. I can also be reached at (816) 686-9707 to answer any questions that may arise.
I can't wait to meet and train with you all in October!
Latest Message from Eric Parsons
I have some very exciting news to announce! World-renowned applied karate expert Iain Abernethy will be coming to Kansas City this October for his first ever solo seminar in the US. If you train in the martial arts and you don't know Iain's work, you're missing out. It's among the very best material out there and will take your art to another level. Check it out at
This is going to be a huge event, the biggest we've ever hosted. I've already received tons of registrations, including some from participants as far away as Texas, Florida, and New York, so you need to act fast to reserve your spot. Plus, I’ve put in some nice financial incentives for people to register early. The seminar cost for early registrants will be $100, with a $50 deposit due by July 1 and the balance ($50) due by Sept. 7. (Or $100 up front.) Registrations made between July 2 and Sept. 7 will be made at the price of $120 per participant (single payment). Late registrations made after Sept. 7 will be $150 (single payment).
Payments can be made either by check or through Paypal. Checks should be made out to the "Karate for Life Foundation" and mailed either to Amy Slater at the venue address (see attached flier/registration form) or directly to me at Eric Parsons, 3711 Oakland Gravel Road, Columbia, MO 65202. Those interested in using Paypal can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I will send you an electronic invoice for the seminar payment.
And not only will the seminar be amazing, it will benefit a wonderful cause.
All of the proceeds from the event will support a former Ugandan student of mine who has lost his house and is struggling through tough times. So, not only will you receive great training at the event, you can feel good about where your money is going.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me either via email or at (816) 686-9707. I look forward to training with you all in October!
All the best,
Download further details and registration form via this link: http://iainabernethy.co.uk/sites/default/files/file_attach/docs/Iain_Abernethy_Missouri_Oct_11.pdf