Without bunkai (analysis), and oyo bunkai (application of analysis), kata is just art, and no martial. We are a self-defense oriented karate dojo, and as such we focus on pulling the bunkai out of kata and learning it for the practical application of our style for the primary purpose of self-defense. Each kata in our curriculum will have mandatory bunkai drills that you are required to learn. However, they are only one set of oyo bunkai, and kata has many available. You will also be spending time in class working on your own ability to glean other oyo bunkai.