[QUOTE]Originally posted by Sandifer:
In Goju we have what we call kata bunkai. It's not a free for bunkai but a two persoin pre-arranged application of kata in which one side performs the kata in a linear often condensed fasion against an opponent. The bunkai us designed so that both sides must attack and defend with the techniques as they are (mostly) arranged within the kata sets. They are very basic (ie. mostly punch kick block) but for the advanced kata they are some throws that are involved. The Kata bunkai however, is much more advanced in this form that say sanbon kumite or other ippon kumite and they take the kata from beginning to end.
One (IMHO) down side to this is that the kata which we apply this type of bunkai to is almost strickly set up using modern kihon kata developed within the last 50-60 years. This one classical form in which we apply this bunkai is Saifa. My goal is to develop these two man basic sets for all the classic kata which we practice (ie. Seisan, Seipai, Seiunchin, etc.)
If anyone practices in this manner and has sets for these forms please share. Thanks.
i do this type of training very often and
have my students explain demonstrate bukai
during belt tests.
i normally ask for three bunkai per kata
at least.and not only the ones i have shown them, this is a great way to make them think.
and i some times learn from them