[ SEMINAR ] Close range fighting with Iain Abernethy

Iain visited our Chesham dojo on the 7th of May for a day investigating close-range application methods based on the Heian kata : a few hours of fun spent grappling, close-range striking, trapping, gripping, biting, escaping, taking one’s opponent down, etc. And as Kenwa Mabuni used to sat, “There are no styles of Karate, just varying interpretations of the same principles”.  

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[ SEMINAR ] Forthcoming visit of Iain Abernethy

With the forthcoming visit of Abernethy Sensei, I am publishing again a 2017 post about a seminar held back then with Iain… Cannot wait ! Reporting back from Bushey, Watford, following a seminar aiming at highlighting similarities between kata and their applications across the many styles of karate, i.e. Shotokan, Wado, Goju… The seminar was attended by approximately 60 students and led by Iain Abernethy, …

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[ TRAINING ] Seminar with Iain Abernethy

We have the pleasure to welcome Abernethy Sensei on the 7th May. One of the world’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. This is your chance to train …

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[ UPDATE ] 2021 Christmas Celebrations CANCELLED

Dear all Unfortunately, due to the current Omicron concerns and increased levels of infection, our Christmas class due to take place in Chesham on the 20th of December and our Christmas dinner have now been cancelled. The Swan in Amersham has advised that its restaurant shall remain closed for the time being and the CKA have decided that it is in our students’ best interests …

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[ UPDATE ] 2021 Christmas Celebrations

Dear all We are delighted to let you know about our plans to celebrate the end of 2021. Firstly, our chief instructor David Davenport will be holding a special “Xmas CKA Training Session” at Holmer Green dojo on Monday 20th Dec between 6:30pm and to 7:30pm. This session is mostly aimed at juniors and will be very much a fun themed event ! On the same …

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