Kata of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do
This picture of the Kata names hangs on the wall inside the Jundonkan Dojo in Okinawa, Japan. Its image can be found in dojos around the world that follow instructions based on the lineage of Miyazato Sensei, the successor of Miyagi Chojin Sensei.
A Kata is a pattern of movements that contain series of logical and practical attacking and blocking techniques. In each kata there are certain predetermined movements that a student can practice alone. Bunkai literally meaning analysis or disassembly, is a term referring to the application of fighting techniques extracted from the moves of a kata.
Bunkai is usually performed with a partner or a group of partners which execute predefined attacks, and the student performing the kata responds with defenses, counterattacks, or other actions, based on a part of the kata. This allows the student in the middle to understand what the movements in kata are meant to accomplish. It may also illustrate how to improve technique by adjusting distances, timing moves properly, and adapt a technique depending on the size of an opponent. Some kata have another layer of application that is taught using an Bunkai Oyo, which refers to an application of the kata in ways other than the standard bunkai
Geki Sai Dai Ichi
Geki Sai Dai Ni
Supplemental kata training as taught and passed down by Teruo Chinen Sensei .
Fu kyu Kata Dai Ichi
Fu kyu Kata Dai Ni
Fu kyu Kata Dai San