Re: Aiki & Kiai
Kiai is an essential part of Aikido and should be practiced from the beginning. As with everything, it must be learned, developed and incorporated. There are many forms of kiai. No need to worry about linear or round, just keep practicing with good teachers and in time you will be able to synchronize the sound with the body movements. Kiai, or using your voice, is part of your arsenal. We want to be a full expression, utilizing every possible dimension of our being in an interaction.