Re: Ki and Technique...
Erick Mead wrote : "Since the motion of the body must harmonize with the motion of the breath for this condition to be maintained, a concentrated force movement such as atemi or sutemi, requires similar focus of breath, often resulting in the "kiai" shout. It is an effect, not the cause."
I completely agree.
I find that during training, if all seems to come together
just right, you are 'in the zone', you move faster and
understand what is happening while your opponent seems
slow and confused. At times like these I find myself making
some sound, i.e. Kiai, of sorts.
Now, maybe my making a sound is a tacky subconscious
acting-out of filmic special effects, maybe it is a real effect
of doing excellent stuff.