Originally posted by Jim23
I just realized something. Aokidikas don't kiai! Is this really the case, or have I just not seen it? Maybe it's not in harmony with aiki?
This is really odd, as all (most?) martial arts use the kiai.
It all depends on the style of aikido, the instructor and the individual.
The Iwama style promotes kiai-ing. We're an Iwama-ish dojo. My instructor and I (I'm the senior student) kiai all the time. But there are still students in the dojo that don't feel comfortable kiai-ing.