Iain has invited me to post these here. These are some of the videos from my YouTube channel in which I show some Bunkai
Rather than just randomly posting, I would like to take the opptunity to raise some points for discussion. Firstly, Karate is NOT my primary Martial Art. All of these videos were recorded during the Jujitsu class that I teach. For my Martial Arts qualifications, see my about.me page. I don't actually regularly train in Karate although I attend Iain's seminars and do practice the kata. Two points:
1. I don't "look" for Bunkai. There are plenty of other people who are experts in the field that can do that for me. Many of them frequent this forum. However, sometimes I stumble upon Bunkai, which is exactly what happened in the double block bunkai video. I suspect that I'm far from unique
2. Just recently I've been thinking about my personal individual development as a credible Martial Artist. What makes me "different" or what do I have that others don't. After a LOT of thinking I realised the answer is obvious and evident in my YouTube videos - the degree to which I've cross trained in Martial Arts. Almost anything that I'm shown I can relate to another Martial Art. My Bunkai Videos discuss Jujijitsu, Karate, Taekwondo and Lau Gar. I now train in Eskrima (which I'm loving) and increasingly find that the motions that we use are already in my repertoire. What's changed in the mindset and method.