I am currently working out some applications for my style's version of Chinto. As usual for my personal process, I am studying other style's variations of the form. Then it hit me, this may not be "usual" and I might be making life harder than it has to be.
I do think the research has value, even if it is just to see another perspective. However, in some cases, such as Chinto/Gankaku, it seems there is a lot more variation than others.
I guess my question to the group is, how many consider variations of forms in their bunkai process? If you do so, do you let the variations influence your final applications? How so?
Thanks for the help