Chintō
チントー

Kyan learned Chintō from Matsumora Kōsaku 松茂良 興作. The Matsumora version has an embusen at a 45° angle, while Matsumura's embusen was straight, and the angled version fit Kyan's slightness and agility well. This Chintō is another Tomari-te kata. Kyan incorporated that 45° angle into many of his fighting techniques.

Key points from Shimabukuro Hanshi:

The angled embusen.

Use of crossed-arm blocks.

Body turning and one-legged stance.

Catching and seizing.

Jumping double kick.

Adapted from the Seibukan book by Shimabukuro and Smith