6. Chinto

Sequence

  • Rei
  • Yoi
  • Right foot back to shiko-dachi, right kazure te-uke (backs of fists touching)
  • Left soto shuto-uke (right shote supporting left wrist)
  • Trap, flip hands, left tetsui-uchi right hikite
  • Right foot sweeps to the front, spin 180◦ to shiko-dachi
  • Right gedan-uke
  • Right kazure-te-uke
  • Left soto shuto-uke
  • Grip and sink into stance
  • Stepping forward right mae keagi geri to stomach
  • Stepping forward left mae keagi geri to face
  • Set down to shiko-dachi, left soto gedan-uke
  • Turn 180◦ to shiko-dachi, left soto gedan-uke
  • Pivot to right neko-ashi-dachi, right tetsui-uchi
  • Step forward to left neko-ashi-dachi, left seiken-zuki
  • Step forward to shiko-dachi, right gedan haito-uke with left hand cover
  • Morote shuto-uke
  • Turn to face left (stance stays the same), morote haito-uke
  • Rise to hachiji-dachi, morote gedan seiken-zuki
  • Step out with right foot to zenkutsu-dachi, left gedan-uke, right seoi-nage position
  • Step around (in front of yourself) to left zenkutsu-dachi, switch hands
  • Step around (behind yourself) to right zenkutsu-dachi, switch hands
  • Shift to shiko-dachi facing left, morote chudan-uke
  • Rise to hachiji-dachi, morote gedan seiken-zuki
  • Drop to shiko-dachi, morote yoko empi-ate, shake elbows free
  • Spin around to right neko-ashi-dachi, morote chudan-uke
  • Rise to right hakutsuro-dachi, left gedan-uke, right seoi-nage position
  • Pull right te-uke (standard), simultaneous left mae keagi geri and tetsui-uchi
  • Set down left foot, step forward to right neko-ashi-dachi, right seiken-zuki
  • Pull back to left hakutsuro-dachi, right gedan-uke, left seoi-nage position
  • Pull left te-uke, simultaneous right mae keagi geri and tetsui-uchi
  • Set down to right neko-ashi-dachi, left seiken-zuki
  • Rise to right hakutsuro-dachi facing rear, left gedan-uke, right seoi-nage position
  • Pull right te-uke, simultaneous left mae keagi geri and tetsui-uchi
  • Set down to left neko-ashi-dachi, right seiken-zuki
  • Pivot to face front in right shizentai-dachi
  • Right shuto-uchi
  • Left empi-ate
  • Rise to right hakutsuro-dachi spinning around to face rear on one foot
  • Naihanchi Shodan mudra
  • Pull right te-uke, simultaneous left mae keagi geri and tetsui-uchi
  • Set down left foot, step forward to right neko-ashi-dachi, right seiken-zuki
  • Spin around to yoi
  • Rei
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Noah Legel has been training in martial arts since 2006, and holds rank in Shorin-Ryu (Iikyu), Shuri-ryu (Sankyu), and Judo (Gokyu). In addition, he has training in Okinawan kobudo and Japanese Shinkage-Ryu Iaijutsu, and cross-trains with other martial artists whenever possible. He currently runs his own blog, Budo no Kaizen, and is a frequent contributor to the Okinawan Karate-do Institute and offers great insight from the Non-Black Belt perspective.

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