Shisochin means "battle in four directions". It is of Chinese origin, taught to Kanryo Higaonna by Ryu Ryuku. It is said to be one of Chojun Miyagi's favourite katas in his later years, and that it was well suited to his body.

Slide the right foot forward into right Sanchin Dachi and assume Morote Chudan Nukite No Kamae. Pull the left hand back to chamber and deliver a left Chudan Nukite, immediately returning to Morote Chudan Nukite No Kamae. Next, slide the left foot forward into left Sanchin Dachi and repeat the movements using the opposite sides, followed by stepping forward into right Sanchin Dachi and repeating the first sequence again.

Bring both hands together in a circular scooping movement with the palms up in front of the chest, then step back into left Zenkutsu Dachi while performing Morote Gedan Barai. Slide the right foot forward into a 45 degree right Zenkutsu Dachi while crossing the arms left over right and perform a right Chudan Ura Kake Uke together with a left open-hand Gedan Barai. Next, bring the left hand to the right side below the elbow. The right hand crosses making a right Chudan Uchi Kake Uke while the left performs Yoko Hiki Uke. Then, pull both hands to the right side with the left hand beneath the right in a circular fashion and shift the hips to the left into left Zenkutsu Dachi (facing to the left of shomen) and deliver a right Ude Osae while pulling the left hand to the left side with the palm facing down.

Step toward shomen with the left foot into left Zenkutsu Dachi facing 45 degrees to the left and perform the same combinations as the right-facing 45 degree stance using opposite-sided technique.

Pull the left foot into Heisoku Dachi facing shomen and deliver a right Age Hiji Ate together with a left Ushiro Hiji Ate, thrusting the hips. Then, turn the hips 180 degrees to the left, stepping the right foot back into left Zenkutsu Dachi while executing a left Jodan Shotei Tsuki and a right Gedan Shotei Barai. Pivot 180 degrees to the right, facing shomen, crossing the left foot behind into right Zenkutsu Dachi, and perform the same techniques using the opposite hands. Next, pivot 90 degrees to the left into left Zenkutsu Dachi and repeat the hand techniques, followed by pivoting 180 degrees to the right into right Zenkutsu Dachi and repeating the same hand movements once again.

Slide the left foot forward into left Sanchin Dachi and perform a left Chudan Hiji Uke while chambering the right hand and delever a right Mae Geri, maintaining the hand positions, and follow by landing the right foot into right Zenkutsu Dachi and execute a right Hiji Ate, pulling the left palm to the solar plexis. Pivot left 180 degrees, crossing the right foot behind, into left Sanchin Dachi and perform a left Chudan Hiki Uke while pulling the right hand into chamber. Then, slide the right foot forward into right Sanchin Dachi and perform the same hand movements on the opposite side, followed by the same Mae Geri-Zenkutsu Dachi-Hiji Ate combination.

Next, pivot 90 degrees to the right facing shomen into right Zenkutsu Dachi and perform a left Shotei Osae followed quickly by a right Hiji Ate. Follow by pivoting 180 degrees to the left, pulling the left foot back into left Neko Ashi Dachi while crossing the arms and then performing a Morote Chudan Ura Kake Uke. Then, move the right foot forward into right Zenkutsu Dachi, turning the palms down, followed by grabbing and pulling up with both hands and deliver a Morote Hiji Ate.

Then, step the left foot forward 45 degrees to the left into left Zenkutsu Dachi while crossing the arms right over left and perform a left Chudan Ura Kake Uke together with a right open-hand Gedan Barai. Next, bring the right hand to the left side below the elbow. The left hand crosses making a left Chudan Uchi Kake Uke while the right performs Yoko Hiki Uke. Then, pull both hands to the left side with the right hand beneath the left in a circular fashion and shift the hips to the right into right Zenkutsu Dachi (facing to the left rear) and deliver a left Ude Osae while pulling the right hand to the right side with the palm facing down.

Step toward the rear with the right foot into right Zenkutsu Dachi facing 45 degrees to the right and perform the same combinations as the left-facing 45 degree stance using opposite-sided technique, ending up in left Zenkutsu Dachi facing 90 degrees to the left of the rear.

Pivot on the left foot 90 degrees to the right and bring the right foot into Heisoku Dachi, pulling the hips in, and deliver a thrusting left Age Hiji Ate and a right Ushiro Hiji Ate. next, slide the left foot forward and pivot 180 degrees to the left , drawing the left foot back into left Neko Ashi Dachi facing shomen , crossing the arms in front of the chest left over right, and execute a right Chudan Ura Kake Uke with a left open-handed Gedan Barai. Yame.