Iain Abernethy is a self defense instructor and leading expert in applied Karate for self defense. In this talk we cover a lot of fascinating subjects from what is the difference between martial arts, consensual fighting and self defense. Why people hold onto ineffective beliefs and martial arts and much more.

Learn more about Iain Abernethy here: https://iainabernethy.co.uk/

Check out his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/practicalkatabunkai

Check out my other talk with Jesse Enkamp, aka Karate Nerd here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE8_hSFqS7A

More about Iain Abernethy:

Iain Abernethy has been involved in the martial arts since childhood. Iain holds the rank of 7th Dan with the British Combat Association (one of the world’s leading groups for close-quarter combat, self-protection and practical martial arts), the British Combat Karate Association, and the English Karate Federation.

Iain regularly writes for the UK’s leading martial arts magazines and he is a member of the “Combat Hall of Fame”.

Applied Karate
One of the 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. Iain’s seminars, books, DVDs and articles have proved to be very popular with those groups and individuals who wish to practise their arts as the pragmatic systems they were originally intended to be.

Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel!

My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that Aikido does not live up to what it promises.

Lead by this realization I decided to make a daring step to close my Aikido Dojo and move to Portland, Oregon for six months to start training MMA at the famous Straight Blast Gym Headquarters under head coach Matt Thornton.

After six months intensive training I had my first amateur MMA fight after which I moved back to Lithuania. During all of this time I am documenting my experience through my YouTube channel called “Martial Arts Journey”.

Now I am slowly setting up plans to continue training MMA under quality guidance and getting ready for my next MMA fight as I further document and share my journey and discoveries.

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