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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 6th Dan with Karate England (the official governing body for Karate in England). Iain's popular monthly podcasts cover all aspects of practical martial arts and realistic self-protection.

Iain Abernethy - The Practical Application Of Karate Iain Abernethy

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    • 4.8, 53 Ratings

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 6th Dan with Karate England (the official governing body for Karate in England). Iain's popular monthly podcasts cover all aspects of practical martial arts and realistic self-protection.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
53 Ratings

53 Ratings

ChuckD.mpp ,

Context is king!

I found this podcast to be incredibly insightful and thought provoking. I don’t agree with everything that Iain says, but his words make you rightfully question the assumptions underlying many martial arts classes. As a 30+ year practitioner of traditional Shotokan, I have seen both practical and impractical karate taught. Iain reminds me the importance of our students understanding the context of our instruction at each step.

Martial Arts Student ,

A Show for a Different Time

This podcast is great for history and the curiosities of traditional karate, but as my son and I listened, he remarked “Wow, I wish we did all that!”. This is not the karate you’re gonna find around you and feels like a bit of a bait and switch, not that it’s his fault.

miresmartialarts ,

The best martial arts podcast around

I have listened and re-listened to almost every episode finding new and insightful tidbits each time! Iain has helped me to completely change my perspective on karate. My students and I are all better for it! The info in his podcasts is groundbreaking for someone just discovering that practical karate is a thing and karate can and does actually work for real self defense scenarios and not just for performance purposes. I can not recommend this podcast enough.

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