For anybody interested in realistic and effective kata bunkai (and close enough as I know that many readers are in other countries), Sensei Paul Mitchell (my former instructor) will be holding a kata and bunkai course on Sunday 6th February. This is open to practitioners of any style of Karate or TKD as long as they are above 4th Kyu/Kup.
The first section will break down the kata Gojushiho Sho and its form (from a Shotokan perspective). The second half will look at the kata bunkai (practical applications). Sensei Mitchell is an expert at karate bunkai and an acknowledged authority within the Traditional Shotokan Karate Association.
This course is highly recommended to anybody who can make it.
Details are as follows:
Time: 11.00 to 2.30pm.
Location: Wells Blue Sports Centre, Kennion Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 2NR.
Cost: Adults £12.00, Juniors £10.00.
A light lunch will be provided, so if you intend to attend, please let Sensei Mitchell know in advance. You can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details are on the Wells Shotokan Karate Club website.