Thread: kiai in aikido?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:43 AM   #7
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Re: kiai in aikido?

Of course it has to do with ki and with aikido.The tori-fune exercise (the rowing) teaches two very important ellements.Tai sabaki (body movement) and kiai.Kiai is a form of exhaling and directing the ki through breath and it can be done with a highly audible sound or without, so it's not about shouting or screaming.The air (and the sound) should spring from the centre and as they say, in a very high level , one can also disrupt his opponent's hara by directly sending his ki from his hara to his opponent's with the use of kiai...
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