Four directional battle. Taught to Kanryo Higaonna by Ryuryu Ko. One of Chojun Miyagi’s favourite kata in his later years.
The name "Shisochin" is derived from the Chinese characters for "four directions" and "battle," which reflects the kata's focus on techniques for defending against attacks from all directions. Shisochin is known for its powerful, explosive techniques and strong, stable stances. It is typically taught to intermediate or advanced students who have already mastered the basics of Goju-ryu karate.