Chinto (鎮 東) Kata

Chinto (meaning approximately “fighter to the east”) is an advanced kata practiced in Shitoryu Karate. It is named after a Chinese sailor whose ship crashed on the Okinawan coast. It is known that the kata Chinto was well-known to the early Tomari-te and Shuri-te schools of Karate.

The kata is very dynamic, employing a diverse number of stances (including the uncommon crane stance or Sagi Ashi Dachi or One-Leg Stance).

Chinto Kata