Thread: Hip Throw?
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Old 06-03-2003, 04:44 PM   #11
Charles Hill
Dojo: Numazu Aikikai/Aikikai Honbu Dojo
Location: Three Lakes WI/ Mishima Japan
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 837
I was taught the same way, and it still makes the most sense to me. That is why I was somewhat surprised to read about S.S. holding his breath throughout the encounter.

When I was training at various university dojo in Japan, the students were taught to kiai when attacking and throwing. I think this was done to ensure that they exhale at these critical points.

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