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Old 10-14-2012, 03:08 PM   #11
lars beyer
Dojo: Copenhagen Aikishuren Dojo
Location: Denmark
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 280
Re: Münchausen Budo !

David Orange wrote: View Post
I once saw my own kiai.

Sounds like a joke, but I was standing next to a karate class and they were all doing a kata in unison in four lines across the room. I was doing something in aikido class and the occasion came that I should kiai. Well, I learned kiai from Paul Couch, who taught Kyokushin karate and had a kiai like a barking Great Dane. So as the karate class went methodically through the kata, I reached the point where I was supposed to kiai and I issued the best I knew how.

The entire karate class flinched. But not all at once.

Each line flinched in turn as the sound wave passed it, and I saw about thirty people flinch in a spreading semi-circle that graphed the movement of the kiai.

True story, dude.

I love true stories :-O
I once kiaid, and two grashoppers living next to my apartment decided to sue me because allegedly the kiai made their grandma have a heartattack !
The bad thing is they won their case, and I had to leave town for 6 years.. after I paid them free meals and a trip to Egypt.
I hate grashoppers and lawyers !
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