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Seminar in Netherlands!

On the 3rd and 4th of November I am teaching in the Netherlands! The seminar runs from 10:00 to 17:00 both days and will take place at the dojo Marienhoeve, Lekdijk Oost 15a, Wijk bij Duurstede – NL.

Date: 
Sat, 2018-11-03 10:00
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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday the 11th of November 2018 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield! This time we are going to look at karate trapping skills! Trapping is the control of the enemy’s limbs, such that they are open to your strikes while unable to deliver their own. These methods are widespread throughout the kata but are frequently overlooked and misunderstood.

Date: 
Sun, 2018-11-11 11:30
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Seminar in Blairgowrie, Scotland

On Sunday 18th of November 2018 I will be teaching a seminar in Blairgowrie, Scotland! At this seminar we will cover the core concepts of practical karate that apply to all karateka; irrespective of style. To look at these concepts we will compare and contrast the five Pinan/Heian kata (created by Anko Itosu to be a summary of the Shuri-te line) with the two Gekisai kata (created by Chojun Miyagi to be a to be a summary of the Naha-te line). This will be a great opportunity to learn something new and to increase your understanding of the already familiar.

Date: 
Sun, 2018-11-18 13:00
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Iain Abernethy and Andi Kidd joint Seminar, Swindon!

On the 25th of November 2018, Iain Abernethy and Andi Kidd will be teaching a joint seminar in Swindon! At this event Iain and Andi will be covering the stages 3 and 4 of Iain’s 4 stage approach to kata (https://youtu.be/y02d-QU_aoE) i.e. the free expression of the combative principles encapsulated by kata (stage 3), and the live practise of kata in a way that is safe, enjoyable and productive (stage 4).

Date: 
Sun, 2018-11-25 11:00
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Karate For Mental Health

Every year our parent organisation, Isshindo Kan Europe, runs a series of seminars called Martial Arts for Health. In the UK our focus is on the benefits that martial arts can bring for improving mental health.

Date: 
Sat, 2018-12-01 10:00
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Seminar in Maldon, Essex

On Sunday the 2nd of December 2018 I will be teaching a kata bunkai / practical karate seminar in Maldon, Essex! The seminar will run from 11:00 to 15:00 and will take place at Blackwater Leisure Center, Park Drive, Maldon, Essex, CM9 5UR. The cost will be £30. Please contact Lee Mullan via keiryukarate@gmail.com or 07720 258658 for further details. You can also book online via this link: https://store10395027.ecwid.com/

Date: 
Sun, 2018-12-02 11:00
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Seminar in Northampton!

On the 16th December 2018 I will be teaching an open seminar in Northampton! The theme will be “The universal karate principles of Passai / Bassai-Dai.” We will be looking at the bunkai of this important kata and beyond to the core combative principles that can be found in all kata and all styles of karate. Prior knowledge of the kata is therefore not necessary as the principles are universal. This course will be extremely useful for all those wanting to understand the true nature of kata and its relevance to real-world self-protection.

Date: 
Sun, 2018-12-16 13:00
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Seminar in Grunwald (near Munich), Germany

Karatelehrgang mit Iain Abernethy in Grünwald

Details in German

Das Thema des Lehrgangs (in Englisch oben) mit Iain Abernethy sind die Drills und Anwendungen (Bunkai Jutsu) von Bassai Sho! Es werden Flow Drills, Schläge auf kurze Distanz, Festhalten, Hebel und Würfe abgedeckt. Auch praktische Parallelen des Bunkaiszur Bassai Dai wird Iain uns zeigen. Wir werden mit den Pratzen trainieren und das Bunkai mit im Schlagtraining üben.

Date: 
Sat, 2019-01-12 11:00
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Seminar in Wokingham

On Sunday the 20th of January 2019 I will be teaching an open session on the bunkai of Tekki 1-3 (Naiahnchi 1-3) in Wokingham! The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will be held at The Emmbrook School, Emmbrook Rd, Wokingham RG41 1JP. To book your place please contact Gary Leyshon via wgleyshon@gmail.com or 07989388191. The cost is £35 and payments should be transferred to: Account name: W G Leyshon, Account No: 61757504, Sort Code: 40-47-09, Bank: HSBC

Date: 
Sun, 2019-01-20 11:00
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