Translated from Japanese Chi means earth. Chi is a part of a triangle proportion heaven (ten), person (hito) and earth (chi).
The kata Chi-i
Chi-i no kata is a kata, which was used as basic kata during the experimental period of Genseiryu. To mature the style of Genseiryu, it was decided to discard the kata, together with Ten-i and Jin-i. These three kata eventually were 'reformed' as hokei according to Taido standards, and chisei no hokei was created which was more suited to the initial principles of body movements. Certain techniques of the ten-i, chi-i and jin-i can be seen in tensei, chisei and jinsei no hokei.