Second “attack and smash” kata. Both of the Gekisai kata were created by Chojun Miyagi as a gentler introduction to kata.
It was also created by Chojun Miyagi, the founder of Goju-ryu karate. Like Gekisai dai-ichi, the kata is named "Gekisai" which means "to shatter" or "to break through," and "dai-ni" which means "number two." Gekisai dai-ni is a more advanced version of Gekisai dai-ichi and is characterized by more complex techniques and fluid movements. It is typically taught to intermediate students who have already mastered Gekisai dai-ichi and are ready to move on to more advanced training.