Kihap | definition of Kihap by Medical dictionary
Kiai (redirected from Kihap)
Kiai Martial arts
A shout used in aikido and other Japanese martial arts that expresses the energy accumulated during a period of meditative build-up.
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References in periodicals archive
There are three primary reasons for the martial arts shout of "kial" (Japanese Karate) or "Kihap
" (Korean Taekwondo).
A group of the young students suffer a mini pile-up in their eagerness to kick the instructor's padded paddle as they practice, shouting the 'kihap
' as they make the moves.