Upcoming events

Seminar in Watford

On Saturday the 21st of October 2017 I will be teaching an open practical karate / kata bunkai seminar in Watford! The theme will be: Transcending styles - Examining the similarities between Kata and application of major styles of karate including Goju, Shotokan and Wado! Suitable for all styles of karate and all martial arts.The seminar will run from 12pm to 4pm and will be held at Queens School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TY. The cost is £35.

Date: 
Sat, 2017-10-21 12:00
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Seminar in Swindon

On Sunday the 22nd of October 2017 Iain and Andi Kidd will be teaching a joint seminar! They will be covering the "brutality of the basics"! In many dojo, the first kata taught will either be Pinan Shodan (Heian Nidan) or Gekisai Dai Ichi. As a result, these kata are often considered to be "basic" and less effective that their more "advanced" counterparts. Not so! At this event, Andi will show how Pinan Shodan (Heian Nidan) - "Safe from harm fundamentals" - can be applied in a free-flowing way in order to recover initiative and strike the enemy no matter how they try to protect themselves.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-10-22 11:00
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Seminar in Swansea

On Sunday the 29th of October 2017 I will be teaching a open seminar on kata bunkai / practical karate in Swansea! The theme will be the bunkai of the Pinan / Heian series! This will include close-range strikes, trapping, locks, chokes, takedowns, throws, and more. 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, 2017-10-29 11:00
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Seminar in Nuremberg

Ort: TV Nürnberg-Eibach 03, Hopfengartenweg 66, 90451 Nürnberg-Eibach, Germany

Veranstalter: Budokan Nürnberg im TV Eibach 03 e.V., Hopfengartenweg 66, Nürnberg

Date: 
Sat, 2017-11-04 10:00
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Seminar in Blairgowrie, Scotland

On Sunday 12th of November 2017 I will be teaching a seminar in Blairgowrie, Scotland! The seminar will run from 1pm to 5pm and will cover bunkai and drills for Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan, Nidan and Sandan. This will also include impact drills so please bring focus-mitts if you have them. The location will be Blairgowrie Community Campus, Elm Drive, Blairgowrie, PH10 6UZ.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-11-12 13:00
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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday 19th November 2017 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield! The theme this time will be the old school karate methods of The Bubishi and Choki Motobu! The Bubishi (“warriors training manual”) is an old text that was treasured by many of the past masters. We will look at some of the fighting methods and weak areas of the human body it records. We will also look at the two-person drills of Choki Motobu! Motobu was one of the most practical karate teachers and he was one of the teachers of Hironori Otsuka (founder of Wado-Ryu).

Date: 
Sun, 2017-11-19 11:30
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Seminar in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

On Saturday the 25th of November 2017 I will be teaching an open seminar for Dan Redmond’s CKA in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. I’ve taught more seminars for the CKA than any other group and they are always fun days! The seminar will run from 1pm to 5pm and will be held at Ballymena North Business and Recreation Centre, 120 Cushendall Road, Ballymena, BT43 6HB. The advanced booking cost is £35 (£40 if paid on the door) and cheques – payable to “CKA” – should be sent to Mr Dan Redmond, 185 Dunclug Park, Ballymena, BT43 6NU (NOTE: No cheques accepted after the 11th of November).

Date: 
Sat, 2017-11-25 13:00
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Seminar in Keighley, West Yorkshire

On Sunday the 26th of November 2017 I will be conducting an open seminar at Jason Murrays Martial Arts and Fitness Centre in Keighley! The seminar will cover Naihanchi / Tekki-Shodan close-range striking and karate takedowns. Attendees will be taught a drill that covers the close-range striking aspect of Naihanchi / Tekki-Shodan. This drill flows through the whole kata, in the order of the kata, and is a great addition to the knowledge-base of all pragmatic karateka. In addition we will also look at the principles of karate takedowns (the four ways that people fall).

Date: 
Sun, 2017-11-26 11:00
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Seminar in San Diego, California

IAIN ABERNETHY SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA DECEMBER 1 – 3, 2017

World-renowned martial arts instructor Iain Abernethy is coming to Southern California for the first time. Sensei Abernethy is one of the world’s preeminent instructors of applied karate and practical kata application (bunkai/bunghai) and his seminars are in high demand internationally. 

Date: 
Fri, 2017-12-01 18:00
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