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Chinto


Japanese : 鎮闘
English : Fighter to the east



Origin : Shorin-Ryu
History : It emphasizes pivots and fighting on angles.  This kata emphasizes techniques to be used against attackers on somewhat of a 45 degree angle.  In addition, it introduces the karate-ka to jump kick techniques and the use of the cross block and cross stances. There is a legend tied to this kata.



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  1. Bow.
  2. (north)

    (north-west)
  3. Right foot steps half a shoulder width back 45 degrees,
    left foot slides back into neko-ashi-dachi,
    closed left hand comes up to in front of eyes in a circular anti-clockwise arc, right hand shuto-uchi onto left wrist
  4. Right hand rotates clockwise under left fist, fingers point down, left foot stomps flat
  5. Right hand teisho-uchi, left fist comes to right shoulder 
  6. Left hand jodan yoko uraken-uchi with a little shuffle forward into left foot forward seisan-dachi
  7. Right hand chudan gyaku-tsuki with a little shuffle forward into left foot forward seisan-dachi.

    (south-east)
  8. Swivel right 180 degrees into kokutsu-dachi,
    right hand gedan-barai,
    left arm comes up, bent 90 degrees, forearm vertical, right hand closed palm facing south-west.

    (north-west)
  9. Spin 180 degrees right on right foot into left foot forward seisan-dachi,
    left hand gedan-barai.

  10. Right foot steps half a shoulder width back 45 degrees,
    left foot slides back into neko-ashi-dachi,
    closed left hand comes up to in front of eyes in a circular anti-clockwise arc, right hand shuto-uchi onto left wrist
  11. Keeping hands in front of face,
    right foot mae-geri,
    left foot mae-tobi-geri,
    land left foot forward into zenkutsu-dachi with juji-uke.

    (south-east)
  12. Spin 180 degrees right on right foot, crossed hands come to right hip, step left foot forward into zenkutsu-dachi with juji-uke.

    (north-west)
  13. Swivel right 180 degrees into right foot forward seisan-dachi ERROR SET HANDS
  14. Right hand chudan kizami-tsuki
  15. Step left foot forward into seisan-dachi, left hand chudan oi-tsuki
  16. Left hand opens, right chudan mawashi empi-uchi into palm of left hand
  17. Open hands make an anti-clockwise 360 degree circular motion towards you, right hand goes down, left hand comes up,
    at end, fingers will be pointing forward, left hand in front of right, right hand just off body.

  18. Swivel 90 degrees to the right, into shiko-dachi, hands swing back to point south-east,
    arms straight about head-width apart, right hand on top palm down, left hand on bottom palm up
  19. Swivel left 180 degrees into right foot forward shiko-dachi, hands swing around 360 degrees to point south-east,
    arms straight about head-width apart, right hand on top palm down, left hand on bottom palm up
  20. Swing arms 180 degrees to the right,
    simultaneous strikes to north-west, right hand jodan shuto-uchi, left hand chudan gyaku-shuto-uchi
  21. Swivel 90 degrees to the right, into right foot forward feet in-line zenkutsu-dachi, morote tate shuto-uchi
  22. Swivel 90 degrees to the left into shiko-dachi,
    double down back-fist, knuckles touching.

  23. Right hand jodan hiki-uke to right
  24. Step right foot back 1 shoulder width,
    swivel 90 degrees to the right into zenkutsu-dachi, left hand jodan tettsui-uchi, middle of left forearm hits into open right hand

    (south-east)
  25. Left hand opens and clenches (hair grab), right foot steps back, swivel 180 degrees to right, into right foot forward zenkutsu-dachi, throw, hands end up near right knee.

  26. Right foot steps back into left foot tsuru-no-iwa-dachi, right hand gedan-barai, left hand comes up palm on sternum
  27. Right foot mae-geri, land in shiko-dachi,
    double down back-fist, knuckles touching.

  28. Left foot slides up into right foot forward kosa-dachi, double jodan age-uke
  29. Step left foot forward into seisan-dachi, left hand gedan-barai, right hand stays up
  30. Step right foot forward into seisan-dachi, right hand gedan-barai, left hand jodan age-uke
  31. Swivel left 360 degrees, into left foot forward seisan-dachi, left hand gedan-barai, right hand onto hip.

    (north-west)
  32. Swivel 180 degrees to right on left foot, right foot back into left foot forward kosa-dachi, double jodan age-uke
  33. Hands prepare on right hip, step right foot forward into shiko-dachi, right hand mawashi empi-uchi, left hand returns to left hip,
    double down back-fist, knuckles touching.

  34. Left foot slides up into right foot forward kosa-dachi, double jodan age-uke
  35. Left foot steps into right foot forward seisan-dachi, prepare both hands on hips
  36. Left foot mae-geri, land left foot forward into seisan-dachi
  37. Right foot forward into seisan-dachi, right hand oi-tsuki
  38. Swivel 90 degrees to the left into shiko-dachi, double chudan o-uchi.

  39. Right foot steps back into left foot tsuru-no-iwa-dachi, right hand gedan-barai, left hand comes up palm on sternum
  40. Step into left foot forward seisan-dachi, prepare both hands on hips
  41. Right foot mae-geri, land right foot forward....

    (south-east)
    As you land...
  42. Swivel left 180 degrees, left foot steps back into right foot tsuru-no-iwa-dachi, left hand gedan-barai, right hand comes up palm on sternum
  43. Step into right foot forward seisan-dachi, prepare both hands on hips
  44. Left foot mae-geri, hold foot up,
    left hand jodan hiki-uke
  45. Land left foot forward into seisan-dachi,
    right hand jodan tettsui-uchi
  46. Right foot mae-geri, hold foot up
  47. Land right foot forward and drop left knee to floor, left hand chudan gyaku-tsuki

    (north)
  48. Swivel 135 degrees left, into musubi-dachi.

  49. Bow.