Seminars are for your education. They do not serve to beast the students all over the dojo floor, but are instead there so that you can learn, with like-minded individuals, the subject matter on offer. No affiliation or particular level of experience is necessary, just an open mind and willing to learn.
Saturday 24th February 1-4pm Pressure Point seminar with John Burke renshi in Newton Abbot, Devon.
Saturday 5th - Sunday 6th May 2018 UK Martial Arts Show, Doncaster Dome. John Burke renshi will be teaching his bunkai workshops.
Sunday 20th May. Funakoshi's Throws, taught by John Burke renshi. Romford, Essex. Please contact Brian Salisbury to book your place. 07946 800596
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd June 2018 South West Karate Experience. We return to the private beach at Perran Sands in Cornwall for more training by the sea. Caravan accomodation available. Please contact Kim@KarateAcademy.co.uk for details or call 01626 360999
Saturday 16th June Kaizen Martial Arts Expo, Nottingham.
Saturday 30th June & Sunday 1st July - Patrick McCarthy hanshi teaching flow drills (tegumi renzokugeiko) in Newton Abbot. 10-4 (with a short break for lunch). £95 for the weekend or £50 per day. Please book because places are limited and last year we unfortunately had to turn people away
Friday 27th, Saturday 28th, and Sunday 29th July. Brecon Training Course. £125 per person for food, accommodation, and training. John Burke renshi and Martyn Skipper sensei teaching kata, applications, sparring, padwork, and everything else you'd expect. Call 01626 360999 to book your place.
Sunday 16th September Bunkai course in Brigg Martial Arts Centre, Unit 22 Island Carr Road, Brigg, North Lincs, DN20 8PD. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th September 2018 Bunkai Weekend in Holland. Contact email@example.com for details.
November 2018 Training in Okinawa + Funakoshi Heritage tour. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to come along.
More to be announced.
Here's a brief look at the Heian kata in a loose, playful, mode:
To book a seminar at YOUR dojo, please call 01626 360999
With more to come.
Bookings are now being taken for 2017
Seminars 4 U!
Some seminars may not be listed on this page as they are undertaken for groups who wish to keep the tuition purely for THEIR members. As each club continues to be run in the way that THEIR sensei sees fit it is their prerogative to have the seminar run the way they want it.
A seminar at your dojo can be "Closed Door" or "Open". Generally, we find that Open seminars only attract open-minded people and have never found the issues of "style" or politics to keep people from training together. We also respect those who want to keep the tuition specifically to how it can help their group, without having to be concerned with questions from Outsiders. As always, the choice is yours.
John Burke's Bunkai Resources
Karate Academy, King Street Studios, King Street, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2LG, United Kingdom