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Definition of the noun Kiai
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Glossary of sports / martial arts / karate
the shout delivered with a movement (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)
Glossary of sports / martial arts / kendo
the yell or shout that accompanies a cut or thrust. Competitors must give the appropriate shout to score (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)
"Kiai" a.k.a. "Kiai!" is a book by Piers Anthony.
- genre: Speculative fiction
- copyright: 1974
- Kiai is a Japanese term used in martial arts for the short yell or shout uttered when performing an attacking move.
- KIAI is a commercial radio station that serves the Mason City, Iowa area. The station broadcasts a Country format. KIAI is licensed to Three Eagles of Lincoln, Inc which is owned by Three Eagles Communications, Inc which owns several other radio stations in Iowa and Minnesota.
- official website: www.kiaifm.com
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by Jonathan H. X. Lee, Fumitaka Matsuoka, Edmond Yee, Ronald Y. Nakasone
Kiai is an energetic yell— aaiiee, made with a rising pitch—that originates from the hara, the lower abdomen. Voiced simultaneously with the peak moment of a physical maneuver, kiai is a way to focus the mind and the body. It is used in ...
Classical Philology (1916)
Kiai refers to a ratio not intended to be thought of as linear distance. The fact that the King and the Tyrant are "solid creatures" is important, but it is not in itself sufficient to explain the cubing. The additional light that is needed is to be found ...
by Garry Klaus
Kiai is a yell that tightens the muscles and adds power to techniques while reducing shock to the body. The breath ls exhaled very quiclkly with a loud yelll originating deep in the abdominal area. Traditional Japanese Dojo's generally use a ...
Manga Martial Arts (2008)
Over 50 Basic Lessons for Drawing the World's Most Popular Fighting Style by David Okum
The kiai is a short yell that accompanies a strike. It is used to focus energy and distract or intimidate the opponent. ROUNDHOUSE KICK A roundhouse kick brings the back leg up and then uses the momentum ofthe lower leg and foot to snap ...
American Kenpo Mastery (2006)
A Guide for Students and Instructors by Jamie A. Seabrook
A kiai is a loud yell stemming from the exhaling of air from the low abdomen. Note that if one is inexperienced in tournament competition, it is possible to slow down the form somewhat to avoid going too fast and henceforth losing the precision ...
150 Step-by-Step Projects for Beginners by David Okum
The kiai is a short yell that ...
The Karate Handbook (2008)
by Ray Pawlett
Kiai is an expression of your ...
by John Renard
KIAI (KYAI). Indonesian term for revered teacher of wisdom and ancient tradition, a title (also spelled kyai) bestowed on specialists in religion associated with a system of boarding schools called pesantren. Similar to a “principal” or “dean,” the ...
The Encyclopedia of Herbs (2009)
A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and Fragrance by Thomas DeBaggio, Arthur O. Tucker
Japanese bunching onion French: ciboule German: Winterzwiebel, Schnittzwiebel Italian: cipoletta Spanish: ceboletta Russian: pjesotshnyi luk, kitaiski luk, tatarka, louka riezanets Chinese: ts'ung, hiai, kiai, kiai-pe, chang fa Japanese: negi ...
by Charles Russell Coulter, Patricia Turner
Also known as: San Kiai Kung (Lords of the Three Worlds), San Kuan Ta Ti (Three Great Emperor Agents), San Yuan (Three Origins ), T'ai Shang San Kuan (Three Supreme Agents). Spirits. The San Kuan are the ...
by Robert M. Maxon, Thomas P. Ofcansky
by John Rebman
Kiai, s. (cha), a savowry smell as of masting meat. (Kisi denotes the smell of something good or bad, which has been exposed to fire, the meat which ...
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Ok, did not nail the composition on this one, but the kid was just so fun to look at, going all martial arts :)
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- March 8 farewell party - mic drop, Kiai out
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