It is said that Chintō  "fighter to the east" should be performed while facing eastwards. It is an advanced kata named after a Chinese sailor whose ship crashed on the Okinawan coast. To survive, Chintō stole the crops of the local people until the King's chief bodyguard was sent to defeat him; Matsumura found himself equally matched by the stranger, and consequently sought to learn his techniques.

It is known that the kata Chintō was well-known to the early Tomari-te and Shuri-te schools of Karate and today is also practiced in Wado-ryu, Shukokai, Isshin Ryu, Shito Ryu, Shotokan, Gensei ryu and Yoshukai.

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