What I do not want is for the student to react to the kata movement. I want the student to react to the strike that is on its way. I do not want you to be waiting for that punch or kick. That attack is coming ----then you react.
There another excellent reason in what Art writes...and it is this: Learning nice sequences where "if they do this, then you do this" simply becomes a crap shoot under the huge adrenaline dump when up against someone who is really trying to hurt you bad or kill you.
So learning to react, as he puts it, conceptually _instead of strict kata Bunkai application_ is the best way to practice for advanced students after they have learned the basic moves from the style.
And choose an 'attacker' in class that will come at you with power and momentum and intent to hurt you bad.
That's when you learn not to be a slave to any individual kata defensive technique...you may find yourself moving differently but all emerging from the kata conceptually.
Understanding a system's methodology allows one to explore beyond its core, and in that, other methodologies and ideologies can be then added to ones core of said practitioner.