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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday the 21st of June 2020 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield!  The seminar is open to all styles. The theme for the day will the fighting methodology of practical karate master Choki Motobu (1870 to 1944). We will look at his two person drills and the kata Iain created (Seinipo) to encapsulate these drills. This will be the first time Iain has taught this kata at an open seminar in the UK. The seminar will run from 11:30am to 3:30pm and will be held at Unit 1 Martial Arts, Unit 1, Brimington Rd, Chesterfield, S41 7UW.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-06-21 11:30
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Seminar in Ilkley!

On Sunday the 5th of July 2020. I will be teaching an open seminar in Ilkley! The seminar will run from 12.30 to 4.30 in Ben Rhydding Methodist Church Hall, Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley, LS29 8PP. The cost will be £30. Please contact Mark Outtersidem via ilkleykarate@icloud.com or 07590 424980 for details of how to secure your place.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-07-05 12:30
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Seminar in Maldon, Essex

On Sunday the 12th of July 2020 I will be teaching a kata bunkai / practical karate seminar in Maldon, Essex! At this seminar, I will be covering practical bunkai and drills for Kanku-Dai / Kushanku. We will cover how all these methods can be applied in modern-day self-defence and the associated training drills. The kata is a record of the combative techniques and concepts formulated by a Chinese martial artist who went by the name of Kushanku. Kushanku can also be pronounced “Kosokun”, and the kata was renamed as “Kanku-Dai” in Shotokan karate.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-07-12 11:00
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Seminar in Wrexham

On Saturday the 12th of September 2020, I will be teaching an open seminar in Wrexham! The theme will be the White Crane influence on karate. We will primarily explore this influence via the kata Nipaipo (no prior knowledge of the kata is assumed). Nipaipo translates as “28 Steps” and the kata was created by Kenwa Mabuni to summarise the instruction Mabuni received from the Chinese martial artist Go Kenki.

Date: 
Sat, 2020-09-12 11:00
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Seminar in Dorking, Surrey

On Sunday the 13th of September 2020 I will be teaching an open seminar in Dorking! The venue will be Priory School, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 3DG and the seminar will run from 11am to 3pm. The cost is just £35 / person. Please contact Roy Taylor for details of how to pay and secure your place: 07855282578 (phone) or rtaylorsnr@hotmail.com (email). Free tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-09-13 11:00
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Iain Abernethy and Don Came seminar (Haywards Heath, West Sussex)

On Saturday the 17th of October 2020 Don Came and I will be teaching our annual joint-seminar! The seminar will run from 12:30pm to 4:30pm and will be held in the Dolphin Leisure Centre, Pasture Hill Rd, Haywards Heath, RH16 1LY.

Date: 
Sat, 2020-10-17 12:30
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Seminar in Wokingham

On Sunday the 18th of October 2020 I will be teaching an open session in Wokingham! The theme of the seminar is Nijushiho / Neiseishi (24 steps). This kata comes to us via Seisho Arakaki (1840 – 1918) and very similar versions of the kata are found in Shotokan, Shito-Ryu, Wado-Ryu, etc. Seisho Arakaki taught Kanryo Higaonna, who in turn was the principle teacher of Chojun Miyagi (founder of Goju-Ryu). Nijushiho / Neiseishi is the one of the few kata taught by Seisho Arakaki that did not become part of Goju-Ryu. Therefore, this kata will also be of interest of Goju practitioners too.

Date: 
Sun, 2020-10-18 12:00
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Seminar in Swansea

On Sunday the 25th of October 2020 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. For details of how to book your place please contact Wayne Jones on 07837071555 or koketsukarate@aol.com You can also write to the host via Iain Abernethy Seminar, c/o Wayne Jones, 9 St Johns Road, Clydach, Swansea, SA6 5EY

Date: 
Sun, 2020-10-25 11:00
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Seminar in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Practical Karate Seminar with Iain Abernethy 7th dan Saturday 21st of November 2020

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

When: Saturday 21st of November 2020 -  11AM to 3PM

Who: All martial arts styles welcome!

What: Flow drills for the kata Kushanku / Kanku-Dai and Seipai!

Date: 
Sat, 2020-11-21 11:00
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