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Iain Abernethy and Donnie Abel Martial Arts Retreat 2019

2019 Iain Abernethy and Donnie Abel Martial Arts Retreat, USA.

Instructors: Iain Abernethy (live video link) and Donnie Abel (in person)

Dates: Friday Sept 20, Saturday Sept 21, and Sunday Sept 22

Time: The event begins 6:00 pm Friday and ends Saturday at 3:00 pm. The bonus Sunday morning class is free and optional if you register by August 16th.

Place: The mountains of western North Carolina. Abel Wellness Studio, 110 Macon Center Drive, Franklin, NC 2873.

Date: 
Fri, 2019-09-20 18:00
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Seminar in Blairgowrie, Scotland

On Sunday 22nd of September 2019 I will be teaching a seminar in Blairgowrie, Scotland! The seminar will run from 1pm to 5pm and the location will be Blairgowrie Community Campus, Elm Drive, Blairgowrie, PH10 6UZ. The theme will be Sochin bunkai and drills. No prior knowledge of the kata is needed. Everyone will be given detailed instruction in the limb-control, close-range impact, and takedown techniques recorded in the kata.

Date: 
Sun, 2019-09-22 13:00
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Iain Abernethy and Andi Kidd joint Seminar, Swindon!

On the 6th of October 2019, Iain Abernethy and Andi Kidd will be teaching a joint seminar in Swindon! The seminar will run from 11:00pm to 4:30pm and will be held at St Joseph’s Catholic College, Ocotal Way, Swindon, SN3 3LR. For further details and to book your place, please contact Andi Kidd at andi@genjitsu.co.uk You can also call Andi Kidd on 07818417181. The cost of the seminar is £35 / person. To book your place and for details of how to pay, please contact Andi.

Date: 
Sun, 2019-10-06 11:00
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Seminar in Nuremberg!

The theme of the first day will be “Meikyo and Wankan: The Tomari-Te Influence on Shotokan”. We will explore bunkai for both Meikyo and Wankan. These kata are both said to originate in the Tomari region of Okinawa; however, the Shotokan kata are quite different from the other versions of Rohai (Meikyo) and Matsukaze (Wankan). In addition to exploring bunkai for the Shotokan versions, we will also compare and contrast with other versions and theorise as to how they may have a developed from a common source.

Date: 
Sat, 2019-10-12 10:00
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Seminar in Exeter

On Saturday 19th October 2019 I will be teaching in Exeter! The seminar will be covering the bunkai of the Heian / Pinan series. Gichin Funakoshi said that once the bunkai to this series is understood, the karateka can be “confident of their ability to defend themselves in most situations”. We will explore this truth and show how the kata series does indeed represent a holistic combative system. The seminar will run from 11am-3pm at University of Exeter Sports Park, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QN (food outlets and facilities are available on campus).

Date: 
Sat, 2019-10-19 11:00
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Seminar in Swansea

NOW SOLD OUT: On Sunday the 20th of October 2019 I will be teaching a open seminar on kata bunkai / practical karate in Swansea! The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will cost just £30 per person. The location of the seminar is Ystradgynlais Sports Centre, Glanrhyd, Ystradgynlais, Swansea, SA9 1AP.

Date: 
Sun, 2019-10-20 11:00
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Seminar in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Practical Karate Seminar with Iain Abernethy 7th dan Saturday 2nd of November 2019

Where: Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena, BT43 6HB

When: Saturday 2nd of November 2019 -  11AM to 3PM

Who: All martial arts styles welcome!

Date: 
Sat, 2019-11-02 11:00
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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday the 3rd of November 2019 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield! At this event we will be exploring the applications and origins of the “13-hands” family of kata. Most styles have a version of this kata: Seishan (Wado), Seisan (Shito-Ryu & Goju-Ryu), Hangetsu (Shotokan), etc. While these kata are believed to have a common origin, and they have much in common, they nevertheless have some distinct differences. This seminar will compare and contrast these versions in order to give the participant insights into the fighting system that inspired these kata.

Date: 
Sun, 2019-11-03 11:30
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Seminar in Milton Keynes!

On the 17th of November 2019, I will be teaching an open seminar in Milton Keynes! The theme of the day will be reading the Pyung Ahn / Pinan / Heian forms, understanding the lessons within, and the various ways they applications can be trained (skilled development drills, application drills, flow drills, live drills, etc) to produce functional skill. The venue is: The main hall, Radcliffe School, Aylesbury St West, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5BT.

Date: 
Sun, 2019-11-17 11:00
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Seminar in Illertissen, Germany

Please click HERE to download the flier / extra details

Date: 23.11.19 – 24.11.2019

Saturday Topic: Enpi (Wanshu) Bunkai and Drills.

Sunday Topic: Practical Focus Mitt Drills

Location: Josef-Forster-Straße 3, Illertissen-Au, 89257

Book your place by contacting: lehrgang@karate-illertissen.de

Price: Sat.: 35Euro; Sun: 25 Euro; both days 55 Euro.

Date: 
Sat, 2019-11-23 10:00
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