News & Updates

Iain and Peter teach in Germany

Last weekend saw Peter Consterdine 9th dan and Iain Abernethy 6th dan teach an open seminar in Stuttgart, Germany. Many WCA members and instructors from Germany and Switzerland were in attendance. It was a really enjoyable weekend with Peter teaching power generation and transitions, and Iain teaching a variety of grappling techniques. Thanks to everyone who attended and a very special thanks to Nick Hofele 4th dan WCA and his team for organising the event and ensuring it was such a great success! A selection of photos can be seen below:

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USA Bunkai Instructor Course

USA BUNKAI INSTRUCTOR COURSE: I’m thinking of holding an introductory Instructors Course in the USA next year if the interest is there. We need a minimum of 14 and there will be a maximum of 18 places. The plan is to tie it in with a seminar in Texas in January 2016 (to keep costs down).

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Practical Karate African Adventure 2016!

In August 2016 we will be running an exclusive 7 day practical karate training camp in Uganda, Africa! Along with the training and comradery, we will also be taking a trip to the top of the breath-taking Murchison Falls, a boat trip on the Nile, and game drives in order to see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, antelopes and possibly even lions and leopards in their natural environment!

Just 14 places are available so you need to act quickly if you wish to be part of this amazing opportunity!

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Ask me about my bruises!

The Karate for Life Foundation is a registered not-for-profit corporation whose aim is to promote life skills development and battle HIV/AIDS in Uganda and beyond through the mental and physical training inherent in the practice of the martial arts.

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African Training Camp 2016

We are in the early stages of planning an exclusive 7 day practical karate training camp in Uganda, Africa in 2016! Along with the training and comradery, we will also taking a trip to the top of the breath-taking Murchison Falls, taking a boat trip on the Nile, and taking game drives in order to see hippos, crocodiles, elephants, giraffes, antelopes and possibly even lions and leopards in their natural environment.

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Iain Abernethy on the Hiyaa Podcast!

Hi All,

You may be interested to know that I was recently interviewed by the Hiyaa Podcast! It was a fun conversation and we covered quite a few topics! If you follow the link below you can listen to the podcast online and download it. The podcast is also available via itunes. I hope you enjoy it!#

All the best,

Iain

Episode 62 – Interview with Iain Abernethy

Welcome to Episode Sixty Two of Hiyaa!! THE Martial Arts Podcast – The “that’s not an accent, THIS is an accent” Show

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Introductory Instructors Course in Germany

Iain Abernethy Introductory Instructors Course in Germany

It is now possible to book your place on the first Iain Abernethy Introductory Instructors Course in Germany!

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Kushanku / Kanku / Kong San Koon Bunkai Videos

The recent “Passai page” seems to have been quite popular, so here are all the Kushanku / Kanku / Kong San Koon YouTube videos, to date, on a single page! For a full look at the kata, please check out Bunkai-Jutsu volume 3 (available HERE as a DVD or Downloads).

All the best,

Iain

Opening Bunkai

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John Titchen Open Practical Shotokan Classes in Buckinghamshire

Message from John: I’m opening a new Shotokan Karate club at Sprinters Leisure Centre and Gym in Prestwood Buckinghamshire. This is a good venue with a mirrored studio, large car park and changing facilities.

http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/sprinters#/

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Passai / Bassai-Dai Bunkai Videos

Hi All,

I’ve been adding quite a few videos on Passai / Bassai-Dai recently. So I thought I’d post the entirety of our YouTube Passai / Bassai-Dai videos (so far!) on this webpage. Just under half an hour of totally free bunkai! Hopefully, people will find this a useful resource.

All the best,

Iain

 

 

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New Introductory Instructors!

The weekend saw my first Introductory Instructors course for 5 years! The course consisted of a mix of the theoretical, technical and practical with an exam at the end. The photo shows some of the action from the kata-based-sparring and the more sedate written exam The following people are now qualified as Introductory Instructors in my approach to kata bunkai and practical karate. Well done all!

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Iain interviewed by Chicago TaiChi (video)

There’s a new 25 minute video interview with myself on the Chicago Taichi website! In the interview I discuss my transition to being a full-time, professional martial artist, my books, what is “practical karate” and why I emphasise that aspect, the difference between sport and self-defence, the common combative principles across the martial arts, and training considerations for the older martial artist. We hope you enjoy it!

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The 1st Introductory Instructors course in 5 years!

Iain Abernethy Introductory Instructors Course

It’s been five years since the last one, but it is now possible to book your place on the Iain Abernethy Introductory Instructors Course!

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Judo for MMA & TMA (Sophie Cox)

Hi All,

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WEBSITE MAINTAINANCE

As you may have noticed, we are currently making some updates to the website. That has and will involve the some disruption, as well as a few features going missing for a time.

Please stick with it :-)

More updates to follow.

All the best,

Iain

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All the recent videos

I thought I’d embed all the recent video additions to this webpage so they can be found via a single link for newsletter subscribers.

Enjoy!

All the best,

Iain

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Iain and Karate by Jesse

I was recently interviewed by the Karate by Jesse website! It’s a superb website and I’m honoured to be included. It was fun chat with the likeminded and very personable Jesse and I hope you find our discussion on kata bunkai of interest:

"You see, when it comes to applying the techniques of Karate’s kata (bunkai), few people have the same passion, grit and experience as Iain Abernethy – UK’s leading proponent of practical Karate.

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This websites secret twitter feed

Hi All,

Here is a little something that may be of interest the hardcore members of the website. For my own use, I set up a twitter feed that picks up the RRS feeds from this website via hootsuite. I then set up twitter to send me a text message when anything is put on that twitter feed.

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The Practical Karate Weekly!

I’ve just set up the “Practical Karate Weekly”! This online “newspaper” is a weekly Summary of all that is happening in the practical karate world. Check it out!

FOLLOW THIS LINK: http://paper.li/iainabernethy/1376566131

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Wanshu / Enpi Bunkai

Hi All,

Over the last few months I’ve added a few videos to this website on applications for Wanshu / Enpi. There is just under eighteen minutes of footage in all and I've put them all on this webpage for ease of viewing. I hope you find them intresting!

All the best,

Iain

The opening sequence

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