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A Japanese term used in martial arts for the short shout uttered when performing an attacking move. Known as kihap in Taekwondo.

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Why do martial artists "shout" in the execution of a technique?

When I see people doing forms, competing, or breaking blocks of concrete or wood with their hands, they are always vocally expressive in what they are about to do. What names does this "shouting" have ...