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Old 10-13-2002, 11:34 PM   #14
Chuck.Gordon
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Kiai

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Ted Ehara (tedehara) wrote:
After practicing a few times, I start to lose my voice. I've heard of people who have ruptured the soft tissue in their throats and spit up blood after practicing too long. In his book
Probably, then, you aren't doing it (maybe haven't been taught to) properly.

A vocalized kiai (and the don't have to be vocalized, folks, kiai is NOT spirit shout!!!), should not hurt and should not strain the throat.

You can learn to generate an enormous, crisp, wave of sound if you learn the proper technique and learn to relax whilst doing it.

Think of opening your throat, not closing it. Use 'round' sounds ...

Chuck

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