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#86572 - 07/01/04 10:10 AM kiai
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hello. could someone shed some light on the kiai for me? i know it helps with the attack but i forget how.

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#86573 - 07/01/04 10:35 AM Re: kiai
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You should do a seach on the forum, it has been discussed many times by various Sensei's and instructors.

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#86574 - 07/01/04 10:35 AM Re: kiai
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From a mental viewpoint he kiai helps direct your focus.

From an energetic viewpoint it causes the contraction of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles.

Scott

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#86575 - 07/01/04 08:05 PM Re: kiai
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thanks guys

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#86576 - 07/01/04 09:57 PM Re: kiai
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It corresponds to the Maxim from the Tao Te Ching "Empty out but be full!" You are emptying yourself of ethereal impurities but refilling yourself with purest Ki.

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