The bunkai, however, always left something to be desired. I've always found applications to be more like visual analogies for teaching rather than anything substantive. For that reason, I always wrote them off as benign.
That is, until I read the following tidbit about Nijushiho:
"Clapping your hands together above your head can cause your assailant to launch a sudden and uncoordinated kicking attack."
ok... I'm just not sure what else to say.