Chintō チントー

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Kyan learned Chintō from Matsumora Kōsaku 松茂良 興作. The Matsumora version has an embusen (the line that the body follows) 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.

Videos

Zenpō (from DVD)

Zenshun 1

Zenshun 2

Zenshun 3

Zenshun 4

Zenshun 5