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Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Chinto Kata and the Aikido Heaven and Earth Throw
The other day I was viewing YouTube and notieded
Aikido - Techniques of the 1938 training manual of
am not an Aikido-ka by any means, but beginning in 1980 I was introduced to a
style of Aikido which was used in a Shotokan group, dating back to the 1930s.
They were good drills, and they are still in my groups brown belt studies.
that training over a decade did allow me to understand what all the Aikido
book, I read, were showing.
I understand how a section of Chinto Kata could be used in the same
manner.In fact a great portion of
Chinto is applicable to be understood with Aikido movement. But that is not the
point of this article.
Not to imply Chinto came from Aikido, but movement is movement, and
similar movements do cross systems of study.
were days before the internet. Magazines and Books were often a way to look
into what others did. That book was translated into English, by the Aikido
Journal, in Japan. It was most interesting as the ides of ‘Atemi’ of Aikido
striking, was specifically shown in Usheiba’s techniques. This was not commonly
addressed in Aikido of that day, and specifically there were European
instructor from Japan who were institant that their students not buy the book
as ‘Atemi’ was not done in their Aikido. (remembered from an article I read in
the Aikido Journal). (a small aside I never found an Aikido book that did’t
with that history I came to see the Aikido Heaven and Earth throw could be one
application for a small sequence of movements in Chinto.
us look at that section done by Shimabuku Tatsuo in 1966.
what caught my demonstrated by Usheiba Morio.
newer version showing the same movements.
is showing the same flow as the original photographs.
said, the following photos show the movement in greater detail,
lets look more closely at another Isshinryu Chinto.
This time I am using Andy Sloane on Okinawa as
his photos are very clear.
Andy begins this section of Chinto kata by raising his hands in a Kamae
could easily become the Atemi strike and simultaneous deflection shown in the
Then the next series of photos show Andy turning away moving clockwise.
movement might be used as placing the left arm behind the opponents neck, and
turning, stepping away to take them off balance as the Aikido version does.
3. Not the turn moves
counter-clockwise, the reverse of the original turning away, this time turning
into the opponent.
During this turn it is now the right arm that encircles the opponents
throat and moves them the opposite direction causing them to lose their balance
and enter a throw from that destabilization.
is something I teach, understanding what Usheiba was showing was the key to
show me might be realized with the motion from Chinto.
the Kamae as an entry into the attack, then moving away from that attack,
turning the attackers center away from itself, then reversing that turn the
possibility to use.
more Aikido answers can be found in Chinto.You just have to take the time to