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One of the subjects covered in the Bunkai-Jutsu book is “Predictable response”. For those who haven’t read the book yet, “Predictable response” refers to the unconscious action an opponent will take when subjected to certain stimuli. These unconscious actions are common to all human beings, and are used by the katas to predict the opponent’s most likely position and movement.

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