Upcoming events

Seminar in Birmingham

On the 4th of June 2017 I will be teaching a seminar the drills and applications of Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan! This will include close-range strikes, clinch fighting, limb-control, locks and takedowns.  The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will cost just £25 / person. The location is Stechford Cascades, Station Road, Stechford, Birmingham, B33 8QN (Leisure centre phone number: 0121464 5596). To secure your place please send a cheque for £25 (made payable to "Franklyn Doras") to Franklyn Doras, 22 Enville Close, Marston Green, B37  7GQ.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-06-04 11:00
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Seminar in Bradford

On Sunday the 11th of June 2017 I will be teaching an open seminar on Seipai. It is a highly effective kata including close-range strikes, locks, counter-locks, throws, cranks, limb-redirection, and more! Prior knowledge of the kata is not needed and we will make comparisons to the Pinan / Heian series and other kata in order to illustrate the core old-school karate principles at work. The seminar will run from 10am to 2pm and will be held in Junboku Dojo, Beck Mill, Reva Syke Road, Clayton, Bradford, BD14 6QH.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-06-11 10:00
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Seminar in Burton-on-Trent

On Sunday the 9th of July 2017 I will be teaching an open seminar in Burton-on-Trent. The course will cover Pinan / Heian Shodan and Nidan bunkai (2 hours) and Jion bunkai (2 hours). The seminar will run from 12:00 to 4:00pm and will be held at Carver Road Community Centre, Carver Rd, Burton-on-Trent, DE13 0GQ. All styles are welcome and no prior knowledge of the kata is required. The cost of the seminar is £35 / person (cheques payable to “P.Smith”). For booking details and to secure your place, please contact Paul Smith on 07932501978.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-07-09 12:00
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Seminar in Vaasa, Finland

On 22nd and 23rd of July, I will be teaching an open seminar in Vaasa, Finland! The training will cover practical applications and drills for the Heian / Pinan series! Gichin Funakoshi wrote that these kata were intended to be a complete self-defence system. I will share with you how that is the case! We will also be covering some practical pad-work drills (please bring your own focus mitts if you have them).

Date: 
Sat, 2017-07-22 10:00
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Seminar in Newcastle

On Sunday 30th of July 2017 I will be teaching an open seminar on “what makes good bunkai” in Newcastle! We will explore the core principle of bunkai, as dictated by the past masters and the nature of combat, so that attendees will be better placed to understand the “language of kata” and train both kata and bunkai more effectively. The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will be held in Walker Activity Dome, Wharrier Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 3BR. The cost is £30 per person (bring three students and instructor goes free).

Date: 
Sun, 2017-07-30 11:00
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Two-Day Seminar in Scotland!

On the 2nd and 3rd of September 2017 I will be teaching my first ever two-day seminar in Scotland! The two day event will be cover practical self-defence, functional pad drills, karate joint-locks and joint locking drills, and loads more! The course will provide a total of 10 hours of information for just £45! Training will run from 10am to 4pm each day (1 hour for lunch). The seminar will take place at the British Legion, The Square, Oldmeldrum, Scotland, AB51 0AA.

Date: 
Sat, 2017-09-02 10:00
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Weekend Retreat in Franklin, North Carolina!

Weekend Retreat in Franklin, North Carolina!

We are so excited to officially announce the 2017 Iain Abernethy Seminar! This year's dates are September 8th, 9th, and 10th.  This year Iain will be teaching all new material that he has never taught in the U.S. before.  We have had so much fun planning an exciting weekend for seminar participants and their families.

Date: 
Fri, 2017-09-08 18:00
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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday the 24th of September 2017 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield! The theme will be the practical self-defence methods found in Naihanchi (Tekki) Shodan, Nidan and Sandan! The first one is the original kata, while the Nidan and Sandan versions were created later by Anko Itosu (who also made the Pinan / Heian kata). We will be sharing the highly functional, close-range methods of these fascinating kata. No prior knowledge of the kata is needed and all styles are welcome.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-09-24 11:30
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