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Old 02-21-2002, 07:29 AM   #17
Brian H
Dojo: Aikido of Northern Virginia
Join Date: Oct 2000
Posts: 102
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Breathing helps

I think I did my sixth kyu test without breathing at all and as a result got somewhat dizzy. I thought about it alot and have worked on always exhaling whenever I do a technique or do ukemi (after all there are plenty of low coffee classes where someone can just turn your technique into their koshi (etc). I found that: 1) you don't get the wind knock out of you when you are breathing out and 2) once your lungs are empty they always manage to fill themselves back up again and keep that "breathing" thing going.
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