What is a kia?
Basically a kia is a vocalization or 'yell' when you complete a
finishing technique (traditionally called a 'killing blow'). A kia
should come from your diaphragm, not your throat. It helps you to
concentrate your efforts on one moment and one purpose.
"One of the definitions that I prefer for 'kia' is 'a meeting
of the spirits'. To me, this implies a focusing of energy or simultaneously
focusing the mind and body for one purpose." (a quote from
a Mac dojo karateka)
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