While looking around on the internet I stumbled across this school that calls themselves Kodo Ryu. They have a youtube channel and a blog. What fascinates me about them is that they are clearly interested in interpreting kata in a pragmatic way, but their methodology and philosophy are somewhat distinct from what we tend to find here. I was so intrigued, that after discovering this group, I promptly sent their member who runs the blog a lengthy e-mail and I am currently in an extended correspondence with that person. So far they only have bunkai for Naihanchi demonstrated on their youtube, but I wanted to share that here to see what others think.
And here is one of their several blog posts that discuss the development of their bunkai. The short of it is that Naihanchi does not provide a method for fighting or escape minded self-defense, but rather a method for controlling and apprehending an aggressive individual.
I'm interested to hear what everyone thinks of these ideas.