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#426973 - 05/05/10 12:19 PM Re: Kendo cries [Re: Egoras]
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Kiai/Shouting is like a battle-cry. It heightens concentration and lift your spirit. Try exhaling through your kiai, this supposedly will give force behind your attack and help you give more effective strikes.

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#426982 - 05/05/10 06:07 PM Re: Kendo cries [Re: Egoras]
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It serves a purpose in competitive kendo -- your kiai has to coincide exactly with your strike or you don't get the point.
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