There's a lot of people who practise karate, but sadly enough not all of them have a profound interest in the practical application of karate.
It would be nice to have some kind of overview of other bunkai enthousiasts that are in the same area as you. That way you could meet up for training with other people from other clubs, with the same interests.
A good drill on sidestepping to gain angles when fighting (a fighting “kata” if you will :-). Boxing footwork has had a huge influence on modern karate, and with good reason. The traditional methods of the kata are perfect for close-range civilian self-protection, but if we also wish to include a fighting component to what we do then we need to have the footwork skills for closing distance and negotiating a back and forth extended exchange. Personally footwork is one of those skills that I love to train because my body likes the “feel” of it.