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Old 05-22-2005, 10:52 PM   #10
John Chipman
Dojo: West Hartford Aikikai
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Re: Breathing & Balance

Kokyunage is the best example because it literally means "Breath throw". Inhaling as you irimi/tenkan and then exhale to project or throw. For me personally, breathing straightens my posture, lowers my center and enables a whole body involvement. There seems to also be a better feel about it for uke. No body bumping or other disruptions. Just clean as "Air" feel to it.

Thanks for your time.
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