Re: Breathing During Technique
I trained in a style of karate which strictly regulated breathing and found it to be very effective. I am sure most readers with experience in breathing techniques will have a lot of technical advice regarding this.
In my studies of aikido I was advised to simply relax and the breathing will take care of itself. Surprisingly I found this to be the best advice. The key being to relax. Keep in mind the ability to relax during intense physical or psychological stress is not easy. But, if you can manage it you will find the breathing comes naturally. I know this advice seems simplistic but I think it is worth studying.