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Kata Chinto

Kata Chinto Application

Chinto Kata and Application by Maywood Academy of Okinawan Karate during Shorin Ryu Shidokan Michigan National Training Seminar (NTS) 2006.

It seems that the kata was most likely spread into the Shito Ryu and other lineages via Sokon Matsumura (1809-circa 1902). In particular, historical records indicate that he learned it from a Chinese sailor who may have been shipwrecked on Okinawa. However, it has been pointed out that this Chinese man, referred to as Chinto or Anan (both names being associated with two different kata, of course), probably taught a small number of other karate masters around 1800, and that the spread of karate in Okinawa may indeed be through more than one Matsumura.

The late Sensei Sherman Harrill, a student of Grandmaster Tatsuo Shimabuku, demonstrates “Chinto Bunkai,” at the Seishinkan Dojo in Queens, NY. Filmed in 1999.

鎮東 – Chinto – Fighting to The East

岩鶴 – Gankaku – Crane on a Rock – Shotokan modified version

Keio University (Shotokan)

This is a very rare video prepared for the 50th Anniversary of the Keio University Karate Club’s founding (placing it around 1974 – two years before Mr. Obata’s passing) by the club’s alumni association. Isao Obata was a direct student of Shotokan founder Gichin Funakoshi and a founder of the Japan Karate Association (JKA). Master Obata was Master Kazumi Tabata’s teacher. This film was found among Master Tabata’s personal effects after his passing

0:00 Beginning
0:50 Tekki Shodan by Koji Saito
2:09 Tekki Nidan by Ichiro Yamamoto
3:34 Tekki Sandan by Keizo Yoshimura
5:48 Jutte by Isao Obata
7:37 Bassai-Dai by Kiyoshi Togawa
9:33 Kanku-Dai by Akiro Kondo
13:07 Enpi by Hakau Takahashi
14:24 Gankaku by Shinechi Kamei
17:34 Jion by Akioshi Iwamoto
19:43 Hangetsu by Isao Obata
23:22 Kanku-Sho by Koji Kuahara
25:34 Bassai-Sho by Mitsuru Ikeda
28:18 Gojushiho-Dai (Jyou) by Hiro Suzuki
30:30 Nijushiho by Fusajiro Takagi

0:00 Beginning
0:16 Shushi no Kon (Bo) by Koji Wada
1:27 Sakugawa no Kon (Bo) by Tetsuro Noguchi
3:55 Sai by Yoshiro Kadomatsu
6:22 Wankan by Tetsuo Yoshiwata
7:42 Meikyo (Rohai) by Yoshimi Kobetto
9:37 Gojushiho-Sho[Geh] by Ken Nishitani
12:05 Sanchin by Toshihisa Nagura
14:49 Sochin by Koji Wada
17:04 Kumo Te (Unsu) by Koji Kuahara
19:53 108 (Suparimpei) by Tetsuro Noguchi
23:39 Chinte by Toshihisa Nagura
25:37 Jiin by Kinichi Mashimo
27:05 Seienchin by Yoshiro Kadomatsu

Find here the modern versions of the present Shotokan Katas

Ju Ukemi, Go Ukemi

Ju Ukemi and Go Ukemi are both terms used in Japanese martial arts, specifically in the context of Ukemi, which refers to the art of falling or receiving a technique.

  • Ju Ukemi: This term translates to “soft falling” or “gentle falling”. It is a type of Ukemi where the martial artist receives a technique in a relaxed and fluid manner, rolling or sliding smoothly to absorb the impact of the technique without injury.

  • Go Ukemi: This term translates to “hard falling” or “heavy falling”. It is a type of Ukemi where the martial artist receives a technique with a deliberate impact, hitting the ground with force to dissipate the energy of the technique and avoid injury.

Both types of Ukemi are important skills in Japanese martial arts and require practice and mastery to execute properly. In addition to avoiding injury, Ukemi can also help a martial artist maintain their balance and positioning during a technique, making it a crucial aspect of effective martial arts practice.

Learn martial arts breakfalling for from Jesse Enkamp in this ukemi tutorial for BJJ, judo, aikido, karate and other martial arts that need to learn how to fall safely and land throws without injuries.

Continue reading the post “Falling Proberly” in Okinawa Karate.