Chinte (Shotokan)

chinteChinte (珍手) (Japanese: “Rare Hand” or “Unusual Hand”) is a kata practiced in Shotokan. It is a very old kata originating from China. Its mixture of standard movements and rarely seen techniques, vestiges of ancient forms, give this kata a special appeal. Particularly dynamic, with its alternating strong and slow passages, Chinte is unique also in the presence of a number of circular techniques, despite the preference in Shotokan karate for linear movements. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinte)

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