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Old 11-24-2004, 02:35 AM   #4
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Re: Playing around with Atemi

Wynand van Dyk wrote:
...have anyone tried to alter their breathing when receiving a strike?
Get thee to a Uechi ryu (or possibly other) karate dojo.

The folks I've seen who practice Uechi and another Okinawan karate....which I can't remember the name for right now ....seem to use a sharp exhale when receiving strikes. This is just what I've observed having never actually practiced Okinawan karate.


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