On Saturday the 22nd of August 2020 (rescheduled from the 21st of March), I will be teaching an open seminar in Keighley, Yorkshire! Places will be limited to 36 people, so please do book soon to avoid disappointment.
The venue will be Soaring Eagle Karate dojo, in the Clock Tower at the historic Dalton Mills on Dalton Lane. The address is: Soaring Eagle Karate, Unit 25 Dalton Mills, Dalton Lane, Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD21 4JH
The price for this seminar will be £35. Payment can be made either through using the PayPal (contact host for details), by cheque made payable to "Soaring Eagle Karate" and sent to Soaring Eagle Karate, 15 Marley View, Bingley, BD16 2ED, or by BACS on request.
For more details please contact Oliver via 07969 590862 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can book online here: https://www.soaringeaglekarate.co.uk/iain-abernethy-seminar
The theme of the event will the Rohai / Meikyo family of kata! There are many different versions of this kata, but they are all said to trace back to a crane inspired system disseminated in the Tomari region of Okinawa. We will compare and contrast the functional applications of the Itosu (Wado), Matsomora (Shito-Ryu and Tang Soo Do) and “Gusukuma” (Shotokan) versions of the kata. Prior knowledge of these kata is not needed. These “Sign of the Crane” forms contain some very pragmatic and interesting applications and give an insight into aspects of karate’s development. This will be an interesting exploration of the “Tomari-Te” influence on modern karate and the combative methods that derived from that source.