Iain Abernethy

Practical Karate Seminar

3rd and 4th of November 2018, Marienhoeve – Wijk bij Duurstede – NL


Day 1 : Saturday 3rd of November

Session 1 : Old-School Karate

In this session Iain will share many old school karate techniques that are not widely practised today. This will include looking at the “forgotten” methods found in the older karate texts and showing how they can be used in modern world self-defence.

Session 2  : Him, Down, Now!

Karate is so much more than striking! In this session, Iain will share a number of alternative ways to put an enemy on the floor. This will include the brutal and crude methods we may use in self-defence, and the more elaborate and fun methods that can be used in duelling and dojo play!

Day 2 : Sunday 4th of November

Session 1 : Decoding Kata

Iain will give instruction on the keys to understanding the message of kata. This will include leading the group through a number of unique exercises designed to enhance your understanding and to remove the “mystery” of kata. If there are any bits of your favourite kata that confuse you, this will be a great opportunity to have Iain help you “unlock” the applications.

Session 2  : Holistic Impact Drills

This session will include many of Iain’s popular pad-drills! We will explore a great many drills that will develop practical skills and are lots of fun to do! These drills will include all aspects of karate; in addition to the commonly used strikes.

About Iain Abernethy

Iain Abernethy is one of the UK’s leading exponents of applied karate and kata application (bunkai). His martial arts DVDs and books have sold worldwide and have been translated into other languages. Iain holds a 6th Dan with both the British Combat Association (one of the world’s leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts) and 6th dan with the British Karate Association.

Iain is in great demand on the seminar circuit and he teaches many seminars on his approach to practical karate both here in the UK and overseas. The bunkai that Iain teaches are not prearranged karateka vs. karateka applications; nor are they static, complex, elaborate or reliant upon finite movement. Iain’s approach to karate makes kata application practical, simple, direct and accessible to all.


Saturday 3rd of November : 10.00 – 13.00h and 14.00 – 17.00h
Sunday 4th of November : 10.00 – 13.00h and 14.00 – 17.00h


This seminar costs € 79,- (incl. BTW).


The seminar takes place at the dojo Marienhoeve, Lekdijk Oost 15a, Wijk bij Duurstede – NL. This is very centrally located in the Netherlands. There are several hostels in the area. If you need any advise on these, please contact us.


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