Thread: kiai in aikido?
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:58 PM   #23
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Re: kiai in aikido?

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Stephen Miller wrote: View Post
I would say from my training that it is always needed but never needs to be loud. Kiai is not about how loud you shout.
That fits with my understanding too. These days I've noticed my school will also start movements with a soft kiai to help stimulate ki in the body.

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