In the White Lotus System of Unarmed Combat®, the expression "kiai" is a label that's used to identify a specific key term within the system's spoken language and written language.

In this system, the key term "kiai" is defined as; a loud yell, battle cry, used to overwhelm an opponent; e.g. sounds like - Hi-yah!, Aiyah!, Eeee-yah!, or Hyah.
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