List of Shorin-Ryu Bunkai - Practical Application of Kata

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List of Shorin-Ryu Kata Bunkai - Practical Application of Kata

This section focuses on the bunkai used in various branches of Shorin-Ryu Karate. The links below contain videos that demonstrate a number of practical applications and combinations associated with each kata.

Bunkai is a Karate technique where kata is broken down and studied for its offensive and defensive elements. For example, an instructor could select a portion of a kata in order to show a student how this kata element is used to defend against an attack (i.e. middle punch, high kick, etc.). Bunkai do not have to be the same for each kata element studied because there can be different interpretations and applications.

There are many sub-styles of Shorin-Ryu. Therefore, there may be differing katas and bunkai depending on your school's and sensei's background.

To learn the kata movements associated with these bunkai (video and/or written instructions), please visit the main Shorin-Ryu Katas section.

Shorin-Ryu Bunkai - Applications by Kata


  1. Bunkai assistance provided by Noah Legel,, Added - 08/13/14

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