Geki Sai Dai Ni

"To Attack and Destroy"

The Geki Sai Kata were formulated by Chojun Miyagi Sensei in 1940 as a form of physical exercise for high school boys and to help popularize Goju-Ryu among the public of Okinawa.  In 1948, after World War II, Miyagi Sensei began to teach the Geki Sai Kata in depth as a regular part of Goju-Ryu in his own dojo.  Until this time, Sanchin was the first Kata taught in Goju-Ryu.  Sanchin Kata is a physically and mentally demanding Kata that requires a great deal of time and patience to learn and perform properly.  The Geki Sai Kata however are easier to learn and perform, and contain dynamic techniques which are more attractive to young people. 

Start Yoi - Musubi dachi (attention stance)

 
1 Step forward with right foot, pivot and turn 90 degrees to the left into left sanchin dachi (hourglass stance) with a left jodan uke (rising block).

 
2 Step forward into a right sanchin dachi (hourglass stance) and do a right jodan tsuki (face punch).

 
3 Step back with the right foot, pivot to the right 90 degrees into a shiko dachi (square stance) with a hariatoshi (low sweeping block). Look to the left through entire move.

 
4 Look to the right 180 degrees. Move left foot into a right sanchin dachin (hourglass stance) with a right jodan uke (rising block).

 
5 Step forward into a left sanchin dachi (hourglass stance) with a left jodan tsuki (face punch).

 
6 Step back with the left foot, pivot to the left 90 degrees into a shiko dachi (square stance) with a right side hariatoshi (low sweeping block). Look to the right through entire move.

 
7 Look to the front. Step forward with left foot into a left sanchin dachi (hourglass stance) with a left yoko uke (side block).

 
8 Step forward again into a right sanchin dachi (hourglass stance) with a right yoko uke (side block).

 
9 Move forward performing a left mae geri (front kick), landing in zenkutsu dachi (front stance). Execute a left empi uchi (elbow strike), left uraken uchi (backfist strike), a left gedan barai (low block) and finally a gyaku tsuki (reverse punch) and KIAI!

 
10 Quickly look over right shoulder. Sweep right foot up and move into hachiji dachi (ready stance) facing your right, with a shuto uchi (knife hand strike) with right hand looking over right shoulder.

 
11 Step forward with left foot into a left sanchin dachi (hourglass stance) and execute a kaki uke (hook block) with the left arm.

 
 

Immediately step forward into sanchin dachi (hourglass stance) and execute a second kaki uke (hook block) with the right arm.

 
 

Then step back into sanchin dachi (hourglass stance) and execute a third kaki uke (hook block) with the right arm.

 
12 Move forward performing a right mae geri (front kick), landing in zenkutsu dachi (front stance). Execute a right empi uchi (elbow strike), right uraken uchi (backfist strike), a right gedan barai (low block) and finally a gyaku tsuki (reverse punch)and KIAI!

 
13 Quickly look over left shoulder. Sweep left foot up and move into hachiji dachi (ready stance) facing your left, with a shuto uchi (knife hand strike) with left hand looking over left shoulder.

 
14 Move left at a 45° angle into a right neko ashi dachi (cat stance). This will take two foot movements. First, bring your left foot back into a right zenkutsu dachi (front stance). Then pull your right foot back to assume the front position of your neko ashi dachi (cat stance).


Raise your left forearm into a vertical position with your right arm across your body; the right hand should be placed below and in front of the left elbow.

 
 

Execute soto uke (outside block) with your left arm. Follow with a kaki uke (hook block) with the right arm. Bring the right hand immediately into the chamber position.

Both arms are now open in the chamber position. The left hand is facing up and the right hand is facing down. This movement is called "mawashi uke".

 
  Execute a slow (pushing) double tesho uchi (palm-heel strike). The left palm strikes at your shoulder level (left side). The right palm strikes at your hip level (right side).  
15 Move right into a left neko ashi dachi (cat stance) at a -45° angle. This will require two foot movements. First, bring your right foot straight across into shiko dachi (sumo stance). Then pull your left foot across into neko ashi dachi (cat stance).


Raise your right forearm into a vertical position with your left arm across your body; the left hand should be placed below and in front of the right elbow.

 
  Execute soto uke (outside block) with your right arm. Follow with a kaki uke (hook block) with the left arm. Bring the ;left hand immediately into the chamber position.  
  Execute a slow (pushing) double tesho uchi (palm-heel strike). The left palm strikes at your hip level (left side). The right palm strikes at your shoulder level (right side).  
End Maintain your left neko ashi dachi (cat sttance) while you rotate to the front.

 
  Place your open right hand into your open left hand. Move your left book back into musubi dachi (attention stance). Slowly straighten the knees and turn hands towards your body so that your arms a straight and hands crossed in front of you left over right. Open your right hand.