In one of the karate study groups I am a part of, we recently had a discussion about applications for the nami-gaeshi (returning wave) movement found in Naihanchi, as well as some versions of Passai, Kusanku, Seisan, and more. I decided to set up my camera and quickly run through the first 10 applications I could think of. There were more, but they were too subtle to show in such a short video.
If you were going to practice a kata for the bunkai benefit from another style, would you try to learn it as is from another style or adapt to your present style. (By adapt, I mean use the basics as nuanced for your present style, like if you did Isshin Ryu, do vertical punches instead of full twist.)
I come from a TKD background that used simplified ITF/Chang Hon forms, I learned the Shotokan Pinan and Naihanchi at one point and now practice Kajukenbo.
I am learning toward adapting it to Kajukenbo, but I was just curious what opinions either way there were.
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 yout