Kiai

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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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It was from my classmates, kids with really funny first names--like Stash, Rhinehold, Vyto, Yatz, Pedro and Krunoslav, and last names that were virtually unpronounceable to a fourth generation American kid, who thought a lot of his friends needed either a lot more or a lot fewer vowels in their last names (and they probably thought I could do with a few less consonants).