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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Word of the day: "Hi-YAH!!"

"Kiai" (anglicized as "Hi-YAH!") is a Japanese term for a short yell during an attack move. It is made of "ki" meaning "energy" or "mood," and "a" - an emphatic.

So when someone karate chops, "Hi-YAH!!!" they're essentially yelling "BIG MOOD"

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