Old Concepts Reveal Real Bunkai
When we look back at the Katas, we must take into account the documentation of those ancient Martial Artists that passed on the original Style, or created an original Style. Instead of looking at the old pictures and films and relegating them to antiquity, we need to realize they were doing something completely different than modern practitioners.
When we look at modern bunkai, it always seems to fall short of the real intention of Budo. Our intuition tells us that and so too does sparring or actual fighting. There has to be more if it is to be so valued that it is passed on for generations. And with the integration of Kyusho, it once again becomes venerated and precious.