Hi fellow karatekas,
When I look at bunkai of Uechi-Ryu Karate, I feel the applications are rather very straightforward (mostly striking at vital spots) while Goju-Ryu and Shorin-Ryu seem to have much more grappling into it.
An Uechi-Ryu practitioner on Reddit even told me that Uechi-Ryu is heavily striking oriented while some other Okinawan styles are a more grappling oriented.
The guys from the great YouTube channel of Karate culture made this awesome video:
Once again the Uechi-Ryu is not that much represented in the kata applications.
If there's few grappling involved in Uechi-Ryu, I guess it makes the bunkai kind of less interesting compared to those other styles.I can't stress this enough, I have a very shallow understanding of Okinawan styles, I would love to hear what you guys think about this.
Stay safe and train hard. Osu!