On Saturday the 15th of March I am teaching a joint seminar with Dan Lewis 6th dan. The seminar will run from 11am to 5pm and will be held in Portishead Dojo, Unit 2, Harbour Road Trading Estate, Portishead, BS20 7BL. This session is open to all grades and styles (adults only) and previous knowledge of the kata being covered is not necessary. You can find out more details about Dan via his website: http://gojukaratebristol.com.
The seminar will consist of 6 X 50 minute sessions and will cover arm-control and grappling drills from Kushanku / Kanku-Dai, Sanchin and the Chinese influence, Kake (pushing and sticky hands), karate takedowns, power training, and developing a knockout hook punch. If you have any organisational questions about the day, please email or call Rebecca Webb on email@example.com or 07850249633.
The cost of the seminar is £35 and cheques should be made payable to "Iain Abernethy Ltd" and posted to Iain Abernethy Ltd, PO BOX 38, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 0GS. You can also book online via this link: http://shop.iainabernethy.com/acatalog/Iain_Abernethy_and_Dan_Lewis_Seminar__15th_of_March_.html
On Sunday 16th March 2014 11am-3pm I will be teaching an open seminar for the Lee Taylor Karate group. The seminar will cover two advanced flow drills for Pinan (Heian) Yodan and Godan that will cover the majority of Yodan and the whole of Godan. We will then move on to cover core applications for Niseishi / Nijushiho kata. The seminar will cost £30 (cheques payable to “Lee Taylor”) can be sent to 9 Kings Court, Presteigne, Powys. LD8 2AJ. The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will be held at East Radnor Leisure Centre, Broad Axe Lane, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2YT. Lee can be contacted via: 07976914617 / firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.leetaylorkarate.co.uk
On Sunday the 23rd of March 2014 I will be teaching an open seminar in Wigan! The seminar will consist of two 2-hour sessions with the whole event running from 12:30pm to 4:45pm. The location of the seminar is Ryu-Do Martial Arts Academy, Unit 1A, Landgate Industrial Estate, Wigan Road, Bryn, Wigan, WN4 0BW.
The cost is £20 for one session, and £30 for the full day. All places need to be pre-booked there is no paying on the day. Cheques (payable to “Brian Bentham”) need sent to Brian Bentham, 55 Cottesmore Way, Golborne, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 3XJ. Please also provide details of your name, age and grade. A booking form can be printed off by clicking on the image below.
I look forward to seeing you there!
All the best,
On Saturday the 29th of March John Johnston 7th Dan (BCKA and WCA) & Iain Abernethy 6th Dan (BCKA and WCA) will be teaching a joint applied karate seminar! The seminar will run from 12pm to 5pm and take place at Dev Barrett's Dojo, 87 Brays Lane, Coventry, CV2 4DS. The cost will be just £40.00 per person and if 5 people book the 5th person will be free of charge. Demand is high and all places need to be pre-booked. Receipt of payment will confirm your place on this course. Please make cheques payable to: Elaine Johnston and post to: 34 Dryden Street, Derby, DE23 8AT. Enquiry Contact: Elaine, 07791635958
The itinerary for the day is as follows:
12-1pm (John Johnston)
Throws and takedowns from Jitte kata!
1:15-2:15pm (Iain Abernethy)
Karate joint-locking and counter-locking and principles as recorded in traditional karate kata.
2:30-3:30pm (John Johnston)
Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan: We will be looking at this Kata from a different perspective and type of analysis.
3:45-4:45pm (Iain Abernethy)
Iain will be looking at key applications from Wanshu / Enpi kata
Question & Answer, Photo’s
On Sunday the 30th of March 2014 I will be teaching an open kata bunkai seminar in Ashford, Kent. The seminar will run from 11am to 4pm and will take place in Ashford School, East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB. Tickets cost £25 when booked in advance and £35 on the day. Group booking discounted prices are available upon request. For details of how to book tickets and to secure your places please call 07521387347 or e-mail email@example.com
On the 18th, 19th and 20th of April (Easter weekend) I am teaching a open practical karate / kata bunkai in Castlebar , Co. Mayo, Ireland! There are only 25 places available to guests and hence you are advised to act quickly in order to get your place. Classes are from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Friday, 10:00am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Saturday, and 10:00am to 12:00pm on Sunday. The cost is 90 Euro for the full weekend and payment can be sent via bank transfer (BIC :CSRNIE21 / IBAN :IE40CSRN99109310614479) The venue is An Sportlann ,Castlebar , Co. Mayo. For further details please call Eddie on 0879561824 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 27th of April 2014 I will be teaching in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham! This will cover advanced flow drills for the Pinan / Heian series. This will inlcude drills that cover bunkai for entire kata in single drills.This seminar will run from 1pm to 5pm and will take place at Woodham Village Community Centre, St Elizabeth's Close, Woodham Village, Newton Ayclife, County Durham, DL5 4UE. The seminar will cost £25 per head and payment should be sent to Dave Noble, 87 Park Crescent, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5EG (Cheques payable to “Zanshin-Kai Karate”). For further information contact Dave Noble via email@example.com or 01325 461424 / 01325327310 / 07917203421 NOTE: All places need to booked in advance and there will be no “on the door” tickets - an initial deposit of £10.00 (non-returnable) secure your place balance and needs to be paid by 14th of April 2014
Enso is honored to welcome 6th dan Sensei Iain Abernethy, who will join us all the way from the United Kingdom for a full weekend of karate training. Space is limited, please sign up early to ensure your spot.
Friday, May 2, 2014. 6 – 8 pm
Saturday, May 3, 2014. 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday, May 4, 2013. 9 am – 1 pm
- Historical Development/Background of Kata
- The 4 stage Approach to Kata
- How to Analyze the Movements of Kata
- The Nature of Live Conflict
- How to Create Effective Bunkai Drills
- Karate Grappling (throws, locks, chokes, strangles, groundwork)
- Kata Applications (Heian/Pinan series, Tekki/Naihanchi, Kushanku/Kanku-Dai, Passai/Bassai-Dai,Gankaku/Chinto, others as time allows)
- Kata-Based-Sparring (live bunkai drills)
$175 All Sessions
$35 Friday Night ONLY
Open to adults 7th kyu and above, and teens 3rd kyu and above
Pay online through our online store or mail a check to Enso: 412 S. Wells Street, 7th Floor, Chicago, IL 60607.
Any questions about this seminar can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founded in 2002, Enso has grown into a leading shotokan karate dojo in the Midwest, offering a full program of classes, competition, and private instruction for adults and youth. Located in the vibrant heart of downtown Chicago, the Enso dojo offers a spacious training facility and convenient transportation options.
About Iain Abernethy
Iain Abernethy has been involved in the martial arts since childhood. Abernethy holds the rank of 6th Dan with the British Combat Association (one of the world’s leading groups for close-quarter combat, self- protection and practical martial arts) and 6th Dan with the British Karate Association.
Abernethy is in great demand on the seminar circuit and he teaches many seminars on his approach to practical karate both in the UK and overseas. The bunkai that Abernethy teaches are not prearranged karateka vs. karateka applications; nor are they static, complex, elaborate or reliant upon finite movement. Abernethy’s approach to karate makes kata application practical, simple, direct and accessible to all.
Abernethy regularly writes for the UK’s leading martial arts magazines and he is a member of the Combat Hall of Fame. Abernethy’s books and DVDs have sold worldwide and his highly pragmatic approach to kata applications (bunkai) has proved to be very popular with those who wish to practice karate as an effective self-protection system.
Detials in German
6. Stuttgarter Bunkai- & SV-Tage am Samstag 17.05.2014 und Sonntag 18.05.2014 mit Iain Abernethy, 6. Dan Karate, Chief Instructor der World Combat Association
Lehrgangsort: Sporthalle Allmandring, Allmandring 28, 70569 Stuttgart-Vaihingen (Uni-Campus)
Lehrgangsinhalt: Bunkai der Kata Bassai-Dai / Passai inkl. Flow-Drills aus der Kata, sowie Pratzentraining (Bitte Pratzen mitbringen!)
Samstag: 10:00 – 12:00 Uhr, 13:00 – 14:45 Uhr, 15:15 – 17:00 Uhr
Sonntag: 9.00 – 10.30 Uhr, 11.00 – 12:30 Uhr
Vollständiges Bunkai der Kata
Pratzentraining und -drills (Bitte Pratzen mitbringen!)
Lehrgangsgebühr: 50 Euro für beide Tage (35 Euro nur Samstag, 20 Euro nur Sonntag). Die Teilnehmerzahl ist begrenzt, eine Anmeldung wird empfohlen!
Bewirtung: Für das leibliche Wohl ist gesorgt.
Veranstalter: Uni Karate Dojo Stuttgart e.V., http://www.ukd-stuttgart.de
Haftung: Veranstalter und Ausrichter übernehmen keine Haftung.
Details in English
Saturday 17.05.2014 and Sunday 18.05.2014 with
Iain Abernethy, 6. Dan Karate, Chief Instructor der World Combat Association
Place of seminar: Sporthalle Allmandring, Allmandring 28, 70569 Stuttgart-Vaihingen (Uni-Campus)
Subject: Bunkai of the kata Bassai-Dai / Passai plus flow drills from the kata, also pad work (Please bring pads with you!)
Saturday: 10:00 – 12:00 h, 13:00 – 14:45 h, 15:15 – 17:00 h
Sunday: 9.00 – 10.30 h, 11.00 – 12:30 h
Complete Bunkai of the kata. Padwork training and -drills (Please bring pads with you!)
Fee: 50 Euro for both days (35 Euro saturday only, 20 Euro Sunday only). The number of participants is limited. It is recommended to register!
Catering: Catering will be available.
Organization: Uni Karate Dojo Stuttgart e.V., http://www.ukd-stuttgart.de
Liability: There will be no liability at all.
On the 25th of May I will be teaching a joint seminar with Don Came! The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will be held in the Cavendish Sports Centre, Eldon Road, Eastbourne, BN21 1UE.
The seminar will cover developing the flinch to trigger action rather than reaction, how to make the transition from a training drill to an effective strategy for personal protection, creating and maintaining advantage, and locking and counter-locking drills.
The seminar will cost £40 per person and cheques – made payable to “The Karate Academy” should be sent to The Karate Academy, Unit 2, 4-10 Cornfield Lane, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4NE. Places are limited and all places need to be pre-booked. No provision will be made for those who turn up on the day without pre-booking.
About Don: Don Came is a 6th dan in Kissaki-Kai karate. Don Came has been actively involved in the martial arts since 1976. He has acted as a civilian instructor for a Metropolitan Police karate club and taught successful self-defence courses for the Crime Prevention Office in South London .
Constantly looking to improve his base knowledge and refine his skills as a martial artist, Don completed an honors degree in exercise science at Brighton University in 1997. This has provided an understanding of biomechanics, physiology and psychology which continues to influence the development of the Academy and its students.
Formerly a member of the renowned "International Institute of Kyusho Research" before becoming a fully fledged Kissaki-Kai Instructor, he has been at the cutting edge in the research, rediscovery and further development of the effective self-defense techniques found within the fixed forms (kata) of karate since 1997.
Don has collaborated with the Eastbourne Borough Council to develop a pilot scheme for a youth protection programme aimed at helping young people who have been victims of, or are considered at risk of, physical violence.
In demand as a freelance physical intervention consultant, Don regularly provides specialised training courses for companies in the private sector.