Weekend quote – Ellis Amdur


November 29, 2013
Yossi Sheriff

1st quote

These are two main kiai (used) one for calling or pulling your opponent toward you (TOH!) and the deciding kiai.
This final kiai is executed in two ways: a short, forceful “EH!” to accompany and strengthen cuts and a piercing “spiraling” manner “Eeeeehhh!” to enhance thrusts.
Smoothness of breath and the maintenance of postural integrity while breathing deeply are emphasized.

2nd quote

From Old School: Essays on Japanese Martial Traditions, Ellis Amdur