Since sharing videos of ourselves demonstrating drills/applications is becoming more popular here, I thought I would go ahead and share an application that I developed for the beginning of Chinto. Some of you who frequent other forums may have seen me post it before, but I figured I might as well share it here anyway. I have gotten some feedback since I filmed this, and have made some changes accordingly--if I had more people my size (I'm taller than most people in my dojo, and when I am not taller than them I am usually about 50lbs lighter) that were willing to drill with me, I would have a much more solid drill for this. As it stands, though, I was showing this application to my partner for the very first time when this was recorded, so he had no idea what to do or expect and I tend to speak a little incoherently when I don't have something planned out to say.
I recognized the arm lock as one that I learned in judo (ude-gatame) but from a position I actually saw in Siamese temple carvings. From there it was just a matter of linking the hammerfist and hook punch together to become the throw, and the kick was fairly obvious. The initial attack--a body lock, most likely with the intent to throw--is one that I have had critcized as being unrealistic, which is fair, but with the popularity of MMA and wrestling I really don't think it is as far-fetched as people seem to think. The idea of a body lock takedown being the initial attack actually came to me from the Chinto legend--the idea that a law enforcement official was sent to apprehend a thief, and subsequently faught that thief to a draw and asked to learn from him. I have seen videos of police officers doing body lock takedowns to apprehend criminals that try to run away from them but don't get far enough for the criminal and officer to gain momentum, so why would Matsumura not have done the same? And if he did, this application could have been the first one he learned from Chinto, which would explain it being at the beginning of the kata. That's all just my own theory, of course, and I could be completely incorrect, but that was my thought process, regardless :P.
In any case, I am not as experienced a practitioner as most (if not all) of the members of this forum, and developing application is something I have only been doing seriously for about a year to a year-and-a-half, so this could be terrible. I'm interested in feedback, of course, and if this gives anybody ideas for applications of their own then hooray!