Often one sees clubs practice bunkai regularly and sometimes quite well in terms of technique. However, often the speed of a true combative situation is missing. Sports Karate provides a very good arena to develop timing and true combative speed (and learning to negotiate that first incoming strike thrown at a distance), but, how does one translate a similar speed and timing result to bunkai given its usually complex and brutal techniques - which are more difficult to control than simply “pulling a punch or kick”?
Bunkai Speed in Training - Taira Sensei of Jundokan
Remember the old kata saying: