Why is it called Shihonage?Can you use it to throw a person in Four directions?
I know Shihonage means four direction throws but I don't see the four directions!
Shiho nage comes from shiho giri or four direction cut.
When doing shiho giri with a bokken you are practicing turning to receive attacks from four different attackers from four different directions.
In this video clip (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vs157f6dlXs
you will see zengo giri ( two direction cut), shiho giri (four direction cut) and happo giri ( eight direction cut) with the bokken.
In shiho nage you should do the same but instead of a bokken you are use the four different attacking ukes.