First “attack and smash” kata.
It was created by Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju-ryu karate. The kata is named "Gekisai" which means "to shatter" or "to break through," and "dai-ichi" which means "number one." The kata is characterized by powerful, explosive techniques and strong stances. It is often taught to beginners as it is a relatively simple kata that helps to develop basic techniques and proper form.