Iain Abernethy to host two one day seminars

Iain Abernethy, who is running two one-day anti-bullying for children seminars on Saturday 2nd November.
Iain Abernethy, who is running two one-day anti-bullying for children seminars on Saturday 2nd November.

Northend Business and Recreation Centre Ballymena is the venue for two one day exciting seminars on Saturday 2nd November.

The first seminar runs from 11am to 12.30pm for children 5-years-old and older. The seminar title is Anti Bullying for Children. The coach will be international personality Iain Abernethy. He will advise children on verbal and physical skills on how to deal with the bully.

Children will be coached on how to avoid the bully by observing the usual signs that indicate to intention of the bully. Then if need be and only as a last resort the children will be taught how to physically defend themselves if talking will not resolve the situation. The children will also be drilled in self-confidence exercises. Each child will receive a signed certificate at seminar end

The second seminar will teach the practical applications of any style kata. The seminar title is Practical Bunkai Seminar from Karate Kata. Many people view kata as a solo floor exercise with no practical meaning. Iain Abernethy, 5th Dan BCA, will teach how the movements contained in kata are actually devastating fighting applications for every day self-protection. In old Okinawa the Masters memorised their fighting techniques into their kata. In some styles of karate one kata alone held the entire styles complete fighting arsenal. Kata is not only about winning medals or for doing a floor routine.

Some places are still available on both seminars although the numbers limit will soon be attained. Anyone wishing to be considered for attendance contact Dan Redmond on either 07976987696 or via email: chujo@hotmail.com.