Kata Bunkai

The study of the practical application of techniques found in kata. It is the analysis of kata techniques.

Kata Bunkai is a common term to describe any application of a kata technique. However it relates more specifically to applications of the actual kata move - for example, in Taikyoku Shodan defending and countering an attacker to your left, then to one behind you. It is the study of applications that makes the kata moves and pattern make sense. This is similar to Oyo:

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