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    Seeing as the previous ritual discussion knid of lnswered the big picture, i thought someone should ask, What is your pre-fight ritual. I think it would be very interesting to know what some of us do to prepare ourselves for battle.
    Also Has any one ever heard a really smokin Kia, maybe not whos your daddy, but some thing specific and not just your usuall growl.

  • #2
    I actually like to just take a minute or so to do a little mokuso just to relax and clear my head. As funny as it sounds, it has actually helped me wonders.

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    • #3
      actually my own ritual is to shout very loud the first kiai of the battle. instantant clear mind to fight without be nervous.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by nikozamo View Post
        actually my own ritual is to shout very loud the first kiai of the battle. instantant clear mind to fight without be nervous.
        I do this too. It helps unbelievabley sometimes....

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        • #5
          I do like Maz .. I like to clear my head of thought to prepare. I do kiai loud as soon as I get up from sonkyo to start a match, but it's not a thing I do to prepare for battle so much as it is the initiation of battle (for me).

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          • #6
            While waiting for my match, I usually jump up and down a few times to get rid of any jitters I might have and take a few deep breaths. once I step into the court, my mind goes somewhere else as I step forward into sonkyo and I maintain my posture as best I can. Right out of sonkyo, I rip with the biggest kiai I can muster, much like Mike and Maz.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by The great I AM View Post
              I do this too. It helps unbelievabley sometimes....
              I wait for the other person to kiai then I kiai louder and with more intent. Then I try to loom over the person for extra intimidation....works great on the Japanese high school kids. I'm like the embodiment of their fears...."The tall foreigner who only speaks the language I hate learning in school is yelling at me like a madman...what do I do?" heheh

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              • #8
                good discussion, there was also a thread on this a while back. but please feel free to discuss more. http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14269

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kagerou View Post
                  "The tall foreigner who only speaks the language I hate learning in school is yelling at me like a madman...what do I do?" heheh

                  hahaha that is funny~

                  as for me, i used to practice kata before the start of the matches. yeah it seems odd, but it helped me focus my mind...

                  and before getting into the court, i would hit myself with the shinai on the legs and arms...yeah it might be consider guache by some, but i thought it helped me get psyched

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