oscar silvera karate bunkaiImprove your knowledge and skills for the kata applications.

What is Bunkai?

Bunkai, literally meaning "analysis" or "disassembly", is a term used in Japanese martial arts referring to process of analysing kata and extracting fighting techniques from the movements of a "form" (kata). 

What is a Kata?

Kata are small, structured practice routines or protocols. Through physical practice their pattern becomes second nature, done with little conscious attention. Kata are typically for learning. Kata is considered to be the soul of Karate.

 Why Bunkai?

Unfortunately; it is widely interpreted that the basic techniques in a kata as only simple blocks or simple strikes.

Did you know?

Many techniques is a Kata contain all the hallmark of signature basic to brutal techniques, including atemi-waza (striking), nage-waza (throwing or takedowns), kansetsu-waza (joint-locks & manipulation), shime-waza (choking), ne-waza (ground fighting & submission) and usage of human pressure points.

About Bunkai Seminars:

  • Are open to any school or martial artist regardless of style, system, or affiliation.
  • You would have the oppotunity to train and learn effective street self defense drills of the many different levels of bunkai techniques, covering from a simple restrain to causing serious injury. 
  • The classes are done in a safe, supportive and fun environment.


oscar bunkaiHave a Question? 


Would you like more information about our Bunkai Seminar classes and programs offered by Oscar Silvera, Sensei.

Please contact us with your questions or call us at (734) 447-3000. We would like to hear from you.




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