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Old 03-25-2005, 01:34 PM   #10
Location: Vancouver Washington
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 21
Re: Exercises to keep breathing?

Casey Darwin wrote:
How about breathing during ukemi? If I'm rolling I can easily breathe out, but I tend to hold my breath if Im going to land on my back. I often get tired when getting thrown by iriminage.
It may annoy some of your trainging partners, but a good kiai when taking a fall will help you to keep breathing. Once you have confidence and control over your breathing you could eliminate the vocals. Many striking arts encourage kiai when taking a hit to keep the core tight and to keep you breathing through and beyond the attack....amongst other reasons.

just a suggestion
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