I have been taking Okinawa Kenpo for 3 years. To the level of brown belt. In both open hand and weapons. During this time our training in open hand karate has been 95% kata training in a dance type scenario. 4% bag work for kicking. 1% self defense training with military style, LE restraining methods. At times the bunkai will be briefly be mentioned. When ask for more training in the applications of kata I am told that I am not ready to learn the bunkai. That his Sensei made them wait until they were 3rd or 4th degree black belts before they could be taught the secrets within the kata. I have had another high level black belt tell me about the same thing. That he can not even talk to me about the hidden secrets of the kata. If he did he would have to kill me. I find all of the deadly secret stuff a bunch of bull. To hide the fact that they themself do not know any secrets. I have talk to other students of the same Sensei and was told that he himself did not teach the bunkai to the kata. You would just learn the weapons and open hand kata. With the promise of learning the secrets later. But later never came. As I watch the vidoes on this and other sites I am amazed at how simple and effective a little train can be. But I appear to be stuck in a rut. Can anyone tell me if they too were taught in this manner. Am I just to eager for the knowledge and must wait.