What does your Kiai sound like?

Discussion in 'Karate' started by Flying Shadow, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. NaughtyKnight

    NaughtyKnight Has yellow fever!

    Try not to kiap just before you actually strike. This will tell your opponent your about to throw an attack.

    My Kiap changes all the time, sometimes is just a grunt, sometimes its a high pitched "wa".
  2. Gordon

    Gordon New Member

    Generally a loud grunt. Like 'Hah' or 'Huh'. No stretching out BLLAAAAHWADADADADMOOOOOGEFLICKLEWICKLE!
  3. Small Dog

    Small Dog Valued Member

    this is just my view/training but...

    you dont suck in, you breathe like you would at any other moment...

    it does all the same stuff a boxer's cat call (read hiss/tsss) but also can be distracting/annoying/intimidating/etc.

    if you dont know what im talking about then i cant really illustrate

    a good kiai behind a powerful technique has psychological factors too...

    say you land a nasty leg shot everytime you kiai, and you only let one out when youve got a good chance of connecting...
    ....if i need to expand beyond that, then you shouldnt be in ma lol
  4. Kwajman

    Kwajman Penguin in paradise....

    I love to watch those karate shows on ESPN where the kids are screaming their brains out for a kihap. lol
  5. Getalifebud

    Getalifebud Valued Member

    I recently converted from something lame and uncomfortable, to something I quite like the feel of, kind of a "Hai" sound, and then all the white belts ripped me off.
  6. Cougar_v203

    Cougar_v203 4th surgery....Complete!

    lol sucks doesn't it ;) :D
  7. traz

    traz New Member

    I supposed mine sounds kind of like "ee ah" in a deep manner
  8. basf12

    basf12 Valued Member

    mine is waaaaaaaarrraaaa

    of haaaaaaaraaaalee

    or when i am sparring
  9. karate P.belt 2

    karate P.belt 2 New Member

    meh I was taught as a starting kiai HAI but now it sounds more like AAAIII

    BTW I saw this post and thought I had to revive it
  10. GojuAngelMX

    GojuAngelMX New Member

    I use my throat a lot in my Kiai, I know that's wrong and I should use my abdomen for it, but I haven't been able to correct that yet. It sounds VERY loud, deep and low(tone), and just a bit longer than it should.

    Everytime I kiai, there is an echoe in my dojo, and the windows shake a bit, but I get a sore throat very soon, hehe.
  11. Haduken

    Haduken Valued Member

    i am scared to use my full kiai.. it has been finely trained and can kill at 20 paces...*thinks to 'self....smells breath* :(
  12. Moosey

    Moosey invariably, a moose Supporter

    Mine's kinda "MMMOOOOOOOO!!!!"
  13. SqweeXV

    SqweeXV New Member

    My whole group right now happens to be guys, and it's kind of funny becuase we are all new to this so we all felt a little awkward at first. All you heard coming out of us was a low pitched "Houah" type sound. :rolleyes:
  14. SqweeXV

    SqweeXV New Member

    My fionce (a black belt) knew a guy who yelled "Saiyah" but in a really wimpy whiny way, so it wasn't even helping, really...
  15. furn

    furn Valued Member

    what a funny topic :D

    mine look like:

  16. karate P.belt 2

    karate P.belt 2 New Member

    all those long kiais are horrible I fought a guy who used the classic HAI-YA and I avoided every one of his attacks cause I knew they were coming
  17. Charm

    Charm New Member


    mine is a simple "waz-aaaaa", altho the 'Boo-yah" cracked me.... i might try one of these in my next lesson altho most of them are too many syllables, so i might just try yelling 'ho' (from Thundercats) and see how that goes... with any luck, the black belt i'll fight will be creasing up giving me a chance to sweep him lol.

    nice thread :)
  18. karate princess

    karate princess Savvy??

    my kiai is something along the lines of 'eeee iiiiiiii' as if you were actually saying E I

  19. furn

    furn Valued Member

    just though of that, one i use to say was took from yushimitsu or a name like that,a character from Soul Calibur 2, sooo funny

  20. KreenWarrior

    KreenWarrior New Member

    Mine's more of a HEE-YAt (t very soft)

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