Re: kiai in aikido?
Ai-ki without Ki-ai?
You don't have to be noisy about it but your 'ki' has to have 'ai' to do aikido well, no?
Never understood why you have to try to deafen your opponent when trying to throw them. what if he/she is already deaf?
Most "kiai" is really just a way to get people to "brace" their core and properly connect the lower body to the upper body for transmission of power...
Oh. it's also a good way to wreck your vocal cords