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A Well-Earned Grade! (diary entry)


01.05.2022 Sunday afternoon saw the culmination of my client’s hard work in attaining her fourth dan under Iain Abernethy. Over the past couple of weeks, Mary Stevens, head teacher of Athena School of Karate, has booked me to help her cover the pad-work and sparring aspects of this particular test. It’s great to see a fellow teacher make such huge improvements in both their own training and the service they provide for their pupils. During the time I have trained […]

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Grading Preparation Concludes (diary entry)

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28.04.2022 My instructor client booked me for a third prep session before her grading with Iain Abernethy in practical karate for Sunday 1st May. We went back over the set combinations and the freestyle focus mitt work and also engaged in some very light kickboxing based free-styling.                                   Services

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