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    I read once in Kung Fu and Qigong magazine (yes, I shamefully admit I've read that rag) that the White Eyebrow Kung Fu guys are trained to breathe IN when striking instead of out like every other art. Their thinking is that it makes your chest and abs push out, so it adds to the forward motion of the strike. IMHO I think that it's contradictory to good kinesthetics. I mean, walking and running and everythin else has you breathe OUT when exerting. Like weightlifting. I would also think it would be real hard to change your habits if you switched from another art to that one... or vice versa. Any WEKF guys here care to comment? I have some other ?'s about the art, too. Like the claim that it's one of the few KF arts that doesn't need modifications to techniques to work in real combat.

    As far as Kiai, there was another thread not too long ago here about how the Japanese arts had many different applications for it. Including talking somebody out of a fight, kinda like the Voice in Dune. I know in Budo Taijutsu right now I've been seeing some wierd uses of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Spaulding
    So that when you do Open Forms, the judges will give you a good score. Make sure to:
    1. Make it less of a kiai and more of a scream. Otherwise, you might not be heard over the music.
    2. Scream on every third move. At least.
    3. Make each scream last for at least five seconds even if the move is done partway through the first second. If a move is supposed to be done slowly, do it twice as slow as usual & scream throughout the entire move.
    LOL! reminds me of open weapons comps on ESPN.

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    lol kiai be teh wiked no? u bin teh haxorzed!!11

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    Maybe I've been completely Bullshidokai by Karate.But i've been led to believe that the Kiai can actually help release strenght into your punches.But I've never seen kiai's being by anything other than forms.

    I have seen people kiai in the end of a tournament fight when their running low on gas.They do that to find that little bit of stamina and strenght that's deep down somewhere.This is not some magical power.

    Its people's "will" to survive and win that kicks in.Not invisible magic points in inanimate objects.

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    CLEARLY THE MITI ART OF SAVATE emphaaizes most on kiai in the use of kicks

    the reason for that bing the way they chamber the kicks, that multiplies the power of the kicks. savate was designed in french where it is illegal to punch people but legal to kick, so savate was invented to fight legally.

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    Aren't you the guy who started the thread on Steven Segal?

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    yes i disaprove with you slandering the great sensei because he truely is one of the strongest fighters in the world the only reason he doesnt dominate the ufc is because they do not allow small joint manipulation

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    lol

    Savate history? -not heard that one before
    You are a total Douchbag. Train more, post nevermore.
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    just die already.
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    Wow, banned again sabre3? That was fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bad credit
    I read once in Kung Fu and Qigong magazine (yes, I shamefully admit I've read that rag) that the White Eyebrow Kung Fu guys are trained to breathe IN when striking instead of out like every other art.
    A Kung Fu-er friend of mine (not a White Eyebrow guy) said he was taught that as well; said the rationale was that it would help you keep from getting winded from throwing punches because you were always sucking more air in.

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