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Old 01-07-2002, 05:50 PM   #2
lt-rentaroo
Join Date: Jul 2000
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Hello,

When I practice Funakogi Undo, I do not make the sounds you mention. The first time I heard the "audible" version of Funakogi Undo while visiting another dojo, I found it rather odd (odd from my standpoint and training perspective, not odd in a wrong or bad way). We never performed Funakogi Undo in an audible fashion.

When practicing this exercise, I exhale during the extension (forward) and inhale during the retraction (backward). You can make the short "Hey" sound while inhaling, although it feels a little weird at first.

My suggestion is to either ask your sensei, or a senior student at the dojo. I hope my post has helped and not confused.

LOUIS A. SHARPE, JR.
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