Kiai: Its all in the Voice


It seems that the use of the voice to project energy (i.e. kiai) was a part of Karate-do, but not a formal part of training. There are many folk tales of karate fighters who were known to have “given a spirited yell” during a fight. This would suggest to me that it is a natural occurrence, and one that did not need practice during training. (more…)