Bunkai is the term used to describe the actual application of the techniques practiced in the kata. Oyo is the term for application that also come from the kata, but are necessarily duplicated purely as they are within the embusan of the form. Without a clear understanding of the application of a kata, it is merely a sequence of movements with no meaning. In order to fully appreciate the teaching of a particular form, the Bunkai / Oyo must be analyzed and understood. Many elements and levels of technique are to be found upon careful study and instruction. It has been said that the kata are the enclopedia of technique for style. Bunkai/oyo is the understanding of the information. The following are examples of these applications, and the kata moves they come from, If you have bunkai/oyo you would like to share, please contribute your applications. *Note: Uke refers to the attacker, and Tori refers to the defender.

Dojo Kun

  1. Be mindful of your courtesy with humbleness.
  2. Train yourself considering physical strength.
  3. Study and contrive seriously.
  4. Be calm in mind and swift in action.
  5. Take care of yourself
  6. Live a plan and simple life.
  7. Do not be too proud of yourself.
  8. Continue training with patience and humbleness.
  9. Learn to be patient.
  10. Strive hard to be a better person
  11. Apply the principles of Karate in your daily life.
  12. Try to develop your spirit and the techniques of karate in the same level.
  13. Cultivate peaceful mind.