Wadokai Kata Chinto

chinto should be 'the end'

Like Kushanku is the β€˜end’ of Pinan; Chinto can be the β€˜end’ of all Kata - in particular the internal strength Kata.

So, the sequence should always be Naihanchi > Seishan > Chinto. 

Naihanchi starts with programming your body. Seishan continues to develop this skill with different types of body movement and techniques. This Kata finalises this by increasing the variety and difficulty of the techniques as opposed to Seishan.

Chinto combines the skills from Kushanku, Naihanchi and Seishan all together in one Kata.

SAKAGAMI SENSEI πŸ‘‡

chinto - step by step

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Whether you learn a new Kata or you're looking to improve it, you want to focus on 3 things:

  1. Direction
  2. Stance
  3. Technique

When you advance, within those three, combinations, transitions and rhythm come into play.

The video, images and text below address these aspects.

This walkthrough goes through the Kata in one go, mentioning what to pay attention to as you perform πŸ‘‡

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 1 - Shizentai

0. Yohi
Shizentai

Shizentai is a stance, but also a concept. Don't take this stance for granted (watch this video)

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 1 - Heiko Dachi

1. Morote Jodan Nagashi Uke
Naname Heiko Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 2 - Otoshi Uke

2. Morote Otoshi Uke
Naname Heiko Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 3 - Chudanzuki

3. Chudanzuki
Naname Heiko Dachi

4. Chudan Gyakuzuki
Tate Seishan Dachi

IN-DEPTH VIDEO: Watch Sakagami sensei's seminar footage where he explains the first embusen. I complement it with other pictures and footage to make sure there's no stone left unturned. 

>> Click here to go straight to the video (12min).

All text blocks are the full explanation from Wado No Michi πŸ‘‡

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 5 - Gedan Barai

5. Gedan Barai
Shiko Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 6 - Jodan Shuto Uke

6. Morote Jodan Shuto Uke
Junzuki Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 7 - Morote Otoshi Uke

7. Morote Otoshi Uke
Junzuki Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 8 - Nidangeri

8. Nidangeri

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 9 - Gedan Juji Uke

9. Gedan Juji Uke
Junzuki Dachi

10. Gedan Juji Uke 
Junzuki Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 11 - Gedan Gamae

11. Gedan Barai (Gedan Gamae)
Kokutsu Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 12 - Shuto Gedan Gamae

12. Shuto Gedan Barai (Shuto Gedan Gamae) 
Kokutsu Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 13 - Morote Shuto Uke

13. Morote Jodan Shuto Uke
Junzuki Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 14 - Morote Jodan Haito Soto Uke

14. Morote Jodan Haito Soto Uke
Han Shiko Dachi

15. Extend legs
Jigotai

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 16 - Kokutsu Dachi

16. Jodan Soto Uke + Gedan Barai
Kokutsu Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 17.a - transition

17.a Transition

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 17.b - Kokutsu Dachi

17.b Jodan Soto Uke + Gedan Barai
Kokutsu Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 18.a - Transition

18.a Transition

18.b Jodan Soto Uke + Gedan Barai
Kokutsu Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 19 - Gedan Juji Uke

19. Gedan Juji Uke
Gyaku Neko Ashi Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 20 - Han Shiko Dachi

20. Morote Jodan Soto Uke
Han Shiko Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 21 - Jigotai

21. Extend legs

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 22 - Hiji Uke Gamae

22. Hiji Uke Gamae
Jigotai

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 23 - Hiji Uke

23. Hiji Uke
Naname Heiko Dachi/ Seishan Dachi Neko Ashi Dachi (variation and result of movement)

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 24 - Hiji Uke

24. Hiji Uke
Naname Heiko Dachi/ Seishan Dachi Neko Ashi Dachi (variation and result of movement)

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 25 - Morote Jodan Soto Uke

25. Morote Jodan Soto Uke
Yosei Ashi Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 26.a Sagi Ashi Dachi

26.a Jodan Soto Uke + Gedan Barai
Sagi Ashi Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 26.b Kamae

26.b Kamae

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 26.c Yokogeri

26.c Yokogeri + Chudan Barai

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 27 - Junzuki

27. Junzuki
Junzuki Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 28.a - Jodan Soto Uke + Gedan Barai

28.a Jodan Soto Uke + Gedan Barai
Sagi Ashi Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 28.b - Kamae

28.b Kamae

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 28.c - Chudan Barai

28.c Yokogeri + Chudan Barai

29. Gyakuzuki
Tate Seisan Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 30.a - Sagi Ashi Dachi

30.a Jodan Soto Uke + Gedan Barai
Sagi Ashi Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 30.b - Kamae

30.b Kamae

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 30.c - Yokogeri

30.c Yokogeri + Chudan Barai

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 31 - Gyakuzuki

31. Gyakuzuki
Tate Seisan Dachi

32. Chudan Kake Uke
Shiko Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 33 - Tate Empi

33. Tate Empi
Tate Seishan Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 34- Kamae

34 Kamae
Tate Seishan Dachi

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 35 - Furiken

35. Furiken + Shuto Gamae

Wadokai Kata Chinto - The Digi Dojo - 36 - Maegeri

36. Maegeri + Chudan Barai

37. Junzuki
Junzuki Dachi

Finalise Chinto by pivoting on the right foot, rotating to the left into Shizentai.

demonstrations of chinto

chinto performance

Yes. Different rhythms are possible in the same Kata. BUT the rhythm affects techniques and their emphasis. It's therefore of extreme importance not to just "find your own rhythm" or "give the Kata rhythm". Be aware that if you pick a rhythm without realising the consequence of that rhythm - you may completely miss the point...

slow

Play the slow version a couple of times. First watch the elbow, then watch the knees. Etcetera. This will help you focus on one thing at a time a progress accordingly.

key points and explanations of chinto

the full walkthrough

don't twist your hips, do this instead

Chinto contains advanced skill and therefore does not simply rely on hip twisting. In fact, this is one of the reasons for using Seishan Dachi that I'll explain in the video.

hiji uke to sagi dachi

Axis rotation, timely relaxation and expansion are just some of the features of this part of Chinto.

the last part of chinto

It's easy to always talk about axis rotation, but what about the movement of your hands? Any action has a reaction so your job is to make sure that your hand movement has a positive affect on your axis movement.

analysis of the first embusen of Chinto

Watch Sakagami sensei explain the first embusen of Chinto as I complement it with other pictures and footage.


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