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Our monthly black and brown belt training was hosted in Vereening on Saturday, 7th October 2017. Training was presented by Mike Dukas Sensei and focused on the kata Chinte. The title of this kata ‘Chinte’ is taken from the Chinese characters which mean ‘Strange hands’.

It is only natural that a kata with the title ‘Strange hands’ should pay high attention to the hand techniques of karate. So much so that there is only one kick in the entire kata, but with unusual te-waza such as tate-zuki, naka-daka-ken, age-empi-uchi, teisho and nihon-nukite used throughout. Techniques such as naka-daka-ken are only used in this kata, so deveopement and understanding of these techniques will take place in this kata.

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