BillSpight: Literally, it means made ineffective. I like to say, "got pushed around".
Bob McGuigan: I wouldn't say it is the opposite of kiai. Kikasare describes something that happened whereas kiai is an attribute. A player ends up being pushed around (kikasare) due to a lack of fighting spirit (kiai).
Pros go to great lengths to avoid kikasare.
- Kikasare Example 1 - Takemiya - Ma