'Bunkai-Jutsu' is the analysis of the karate katas and their application in real combat. It is also the title of this pioneering book by Iain Abernethy. The fighting applications of the karate katas (forms) is one of the most fascinating -- and sadly misunderstood -- aspects of karate practice. Bunkai-Jutsu provides the reader with the information they need to unlock the 'secrets' of kata and to begin practising karate as the complete and realistic combat art that it was intended to be! This groundbreaking and often controversial book provides a detailed analysis of the combative concepts and principles upon which the katas are based. 'Bunkai-Jutsu' is essential reading for all those who want to understand the real meaning of kata.