Upcoming events

Seminar in Presteigne, Wales

On Sunday the 23rd of April 2017 11am-3pm I will be teaching an open seminar for the Lee Taylor Karate group! The seminar will covering a variety of flow drills from Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan, Nidan and Sandan. Impact drills for these kata will also be covered (bring your own focus mitts if you have them). Lee will also cover impact drills for the Heian / Pinan kata! Prior knowledge of the katas is not necessary. The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will be held at East Radnor Leisure Centre, Broad Axe Lane, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2YT.

Date: 
Sun, 2017-04-23 11:00
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Seminar in Chesterfield!

On Sunday the 30th of April 2017 I will be returning to Unit 1 in Chesterfield! The theme will be the practical self-defence methods found in both Niseishi (Nijushiho) and Kururunfa! Irrespective of whether you practise these kata or not, you will enjoy exploring the “old school” karate methods in these kata!  The seminar will run from 11:30am to 3:30pm and will be held at Unit1 Martial Arts, Unit1, Brimington Rd, Chesterfield, S41 7UW. The cost is £30 / person (bring four students and instructor goes free!).

Date: 
Sun, 2017-04-30 11:30
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Seminar in Dresden, Germany

Keep the date! On the 13th and 14th of May 2017 I will be teaching a seminar in Dresden, Germany. The theme will be bunkai for all three of the Naihanchi / Tekki kata, and free-flowing unscripted drills to allow the safe, enjoyable and productive practise of that bunkai. Details below! Venue to be confirmed soon!

Date: 
Sat, 2017-05-13 (All day)
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Seminar in Pennsylvania, USA (2017)

Event cancelled due to unforseen cicumstances.

Save the date: May 19-21, 2017

Iain Abernethy will be coming to Central PA for a seminar, hosted by Nittany Shotokan!

Many more details to come...

Contact nittanyshotokan@gmail.com if you want to be added to a mailing list to receive updates as they become available.

Date: 
Fri, 2017-05-19 (All day)
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Seminar in Newton Aycliffe

On the Sunday 28th May 2017 I will be teaching in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham! The seminar will run from 1pm to 5pm and will take place at Woodham Village Community Centre, St Elizabeth's Close, Woodham Village, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 4UE. The seminar will cost £30 per head and payment should be sent to Dave Noble, 87 Park Crescent, Darlington, County Durham, DL1 5EG (Cheques payable to "Zanshin-Kai Karate").

Date: 
Sun, 2017-05-28 13:00
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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 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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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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