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    The Practical Application Of Karate

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    Iain Abernethy.com

    The Practical Application Of Karate

  • Iain Abernethy.com

    Iain Abernethy.com

    The Practical Application Of Karate

The practical application of karate

Iain Abernethy has been involved in the martial arts since childhood. Iain 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), the English Karate Federation, and the British Karate Association.

Iain regularly writes for the UK’s leading martial arts magazines and he is a member of the "Combat Hall of Fame".

Applied Karate

One of the UK’s leading exponents of applied karate, Iain has written a number of critically acclaimed books on the practical application of traditional martial arts and is well known for his work on the pragmatic use of the techniques and concepts recorded in the traditional kata. Iain’s seminars, books, DVDs and articles have proved to be very popular with those groups and individuals who wish to practise their arts as the pragmatic systems they were originally intended to be.

  • "Iain Abernethy has shown us the real beauty of karate with his innovative and pioneering work"
    Geoff Thompson 8th Dan Karate, World-renowned Self-protection expert
  • "Sensei Abernethy teaches functional application of traditional kata. The "secret applications" of kata are laid bare by his hands on, practical instruction"
    Dan Anderson 4 times US National Karate Champion, 7th Dan Karate, 6th Dan Modern Arnis, 8th Dan MA-80
  • "Iain's work is always professionally produced, excellently presented, thoroughly researched and eminently practical"
    Traditional Karate Magazine

Upcoming events

Seminar in Frechen, Germany (with Christian Wedewardt)

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 09:00 to Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 12:30

Seminar in Seattle, USA

Date: Friday, November 4, 2016 - 16:30 to Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 12:30

Seminar in Chesterfield!

Date: Sunday, November 13, 2016 - 11:30 to 15:30

Seminar in Swindon

Date: Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 12:00 to 16:00

Seminar in Augsburg, Germany

Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016 - 12:30 to Sunday, November 27, 2016 - 13:00

John Johnson (7th dan) and Iain Abernethy (6th dan) Seminar!

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016 - 12:00 to 17:00

Seminar in Chelmsford, Essex

Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 12:00 to 16:00

Seminar in Ballymena, Northern Ireland

Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 - 13:00 to 17:00

Seminar in Thornton, Lancashire

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2016 - 11:00 to 15:00

Seminar in Oldbury, West Midlands

Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 11:00 to 15:30