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Gekisai Dai Ni

Attack and Smash Number 2 (撃砕第二) Both of the Gekisai kata were created by Chojun Miyagi as a simpler introduction to kata. The format of this kata is very similar to Gekisai Dai Ichi, however some advanced techniques and timing are included.  Hiki uke (open hand hooking block), mawashi uke (circular block) and neko ashi dachi (cat foot stance) are the additional techniques in the kata.  In Gekisai Dai Ichi full power and speed is utilized however, in Gekisai Dai Ni the concept of muchimimuchimi (a heavy, sticking but flowing action) is introduced in the hiki and mawashi uke. Muchimi requires stances with a lower center of gravity, such as neko ashi dachi. Watch Higaonna Sensei Perform Gekisai Dai Ni:

Goju-Ryu Visual Kata Reference

Gekisai Dai Ichi | Kururunfa | Saifa | Sanchin | Sanseru | Seiyunchin | Sepai | Sesan | Shisochin | Suparunpei | Tensho