I have a question regards Chinto Kata and the stance towards the end where you balance on 1 leg with the kicking leg chambered behind the supporting leg in readiness for the Maegeri, Katashi dachi or in layman's terms a variation of crane stance.
A friend of mine showed me an article which seemed very detailed giving information about Motobu, Ohtsuka and Funakoshi, within this write up it mentions of how Wado ryu's method was to always have both feet planted on the floor whilst executing techniques in kata where possible, aside from the jump in Godan and the lifting of the legs in Naifanchi (both of which are quick and momentary) this theme seems to ring true. It then goes on to say, that orginally, instead of chambering the leg in Katashi dachi behind the supporting leg, the kicking leg would slide up and next to the supporting leg (I assume in musubi dachi) and then launch from there. When drilling this, I find bringing the kicking foot alongside as you do the first double block (soto uke and gedan barai) is the only way it works.
Has anyone heard of this before?
Was it orginally this way and changed for some reason?
Does it effect the application doing it this way?
Is keeping both feet planted whilst executing techniques a theme through Wado Ryu?
It's all learning and I see this as quite a significant variation in a kata I've practised for many years, any info and general thoughts are appreciated. My friend asked if I knew anything about it and I replied with a firm 'not a clue' but I said 'I know where to ask' so here I am.