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Upcoming events

Iain Abernethy and Leigh Simms in Birmingham!

On Sunday the 7th of November 2021 I will be teaching a joint seminar with Leigh Simms! The event will run from 10am - 2pm and be held at Joseph Chamberlain College, 1 Belgrave Road, Highgate, Birmingham, B12 9FF. The cost is £40.00 / person and you can secure a place by contacting Leigh via or 07581443637.


Sun, 2021-11-07 10:00
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Seminar in Frankfurt!

NEW DATE: 13th and 14th of November 2021

Resheduled from 31st October / 1st of November 2020 

Detials in German


Click here to download info sheet

Sat, 2021-11-13 11:00
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Seminar in Swansea

On Sunday the 21st of Novemeber 2021 I will be teaching a open seminar on kata bunkai / practical karate in Swansea!

Sun, 2021-11-21 11:00
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Seminar in Kidlington!

On Saturday the 27th of November I will be teaching in Kidlington! The seminar is open to all and the theme will be the practical application of the Pinan / Heian series! Created by Anko Itosu in the late 1800s, the Pinan / Heian series are without a doubt the world’s most widely practised set of kata. Gichin Funakoshi wrote that “Once you master these five kata, you can be confident in your ability to protect yourself in most situations”. This kata series is therefore intended to be a holistic physical self-protection system … as Iain will show!

Sat, 2021-11-27 11:00
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Seminar in Exeter

On Saturday the 4th of December 2021 (rescheduled from 28th November 2020) I will be teaching in Exeter! The seminar will be covering the drills and applications for Naihanchi / Tekki Shodan! We will explore how the kata represents a holistic combative system. The seminar will run from 11am-3pm at University of Exeter Sports Park, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4QN (food outlets and facilities are available on campus). The price will be £35 per person (£5 off for University Students).

Sat, 2021-12-04 11:00
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Seminar in Grunwald (near Munich), Germany

Karatelehrgang mit Iain Abernethy in Grünwald

15th and 16th of January 2022 ... Rescheduled from 16th and 17th of January 2021

Updated info to follow soon!


Sat, 2022-01-15 11:00
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Seminar in the Netherlands

Rescheduled from 13 Mar 2021. Updated details to follow!

More info on this webpage:

Click here to download flyer in Dutch

Sat, 2022-02-12 09:00
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Seminar in Bristol

Saturday the 19th of February 2022 sees me teaching in Bristol! Details are being finalised, but you can express you interest by contacting Rob Jones via or 0758 3000 220

Sat, 2022-02-19 10:00
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Seminar in Presteigne, Wales

On Sunday the 6th of March 2022 Lee Taylor and myself will be teaching an open seminar! The seminar will run from 11am to 3pm and will be held at East Radnor Leisure Centre, Broad Axe Lane, Presteigne, Powys, LD8 2YT. The seminar will cost £35. Please contact Lee Taylor for payment options. Lee can be contacted via: 07976914617 /  Website:

Sun, 2022-03-06 11:00
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Seminar in Laatzen (nr Hannover), Germany

On the 12th and 13th of March 2022 I will be teaching a seminar in Laatzen (near Hannover)!

Reshedued from 14th and 15th of March 2020


Saturday: Gankaku / Chinto and close quarter combat techniques.

Sunday: Focusmitt drills, fighting multiple opponents, stressdrills.

The organiser can also be contacted via: for futher infromation.

Sat, 2022-03-12 10:00
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