Thread: Kiai*cough*
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Old 06-10-2001, 12:03 PM   #5
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 482
Re: Oh poo

Originally posted by jimvance Thought I'd get something like that out of you. (heh heh)

Interesting. So, some do and some don't do the the shout.

I remember, many years ago, watching a full contact (gloves) karate match on TV. Anyway, many of the karateka had never fought full contact before. One very athletic guy started the fight with a fancy flying kick and a LOUD impressive KIAI! Problem was that the other guy (very experienced though unassuming) just waited for him to land, then knocked him out with a boring punch. End of match -- good kiai though.

I'm curious as to other opinions, as kiais DO work. A friend of mine actually scared away an armed attacker with a loud kiai and an impressive stance.


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