Home Authors Posts by Iain Abernethy

Iain Abernethy

Iain Abernethy
26 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
Iain Abernethy has been involved in the martial arts since childhood. Iain holds the rank of 6th Dan with the British Combat Association (one of the world's leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts) and 5th Dan with the British Karate Association. Iain regularly writes for the UK's leading martial arts magazines and he is a member of the "Combat Hall of Fame".

Karate Grappling: Did It Really Exist?

Karate grappling, does it really exist? In this article I’d like to ask does karate grappling really exist? This is a potentially controversial subject as...

How to Spar for the Street: Part 3

In this series of articles we are discussing how to make your sparring relevant to real situations. As we've discussed in previous articles, the...

How to Spar for the Street: Part 2

In this How to Spar for the Street series of articles we are discussing how to make your sparring relevant to real situations. The...

How to Spar for the Street: Part 1

Almost all martial artists include sparring in their training. However, there are many different types of sparring and there is some debate as to...

The Pinan / Heian Kata Series as a Fighting System: Part...

Welcome to part three of this series of articles. In the first part of this series we looked at the background of the Pinan...

The Pinan / Heian Kata Series as a Fighting System: Part...

Welcome to part four of this Pinan / Heian Series of articles on the Pinan and Heian katas as a fighting system. In the...

The Pinan / Heian Kata Series as a Fighting System: Part...

In the first part of this series we examined how the Pinan / Heian katas represents a complete fighting system that contains techniques for...

The Pinan / Heian Series as a Fighting System: Part 1

The Pinan / Heian series are often the first katas taught in the majority of modern dojos. This can lead to the Pinan /...

The Basics of Bunkai – Part 8

Welcome to the eighth and final part of the Basic Bunkai series. In this series of articles we've been exploring the basics of "bunkai"...

The Basics of Bunkai Part 7

This series of articles explores the basics of "bunkai" (kata application). Over the last six parts we've been discussing the fundamentals of this vitally...

Get Social With Us

2,294FansLike
8FollowersFollow
323FollowersFollow
20SubscribersSubscribe