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Old 03-25-2005, 07:40 PM   #12
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Re: Exercises to keep breathing?

Bryan Walker wrote:
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

I have been doing the kiai when falling down thingy and yes you are right, it actually makes you last longer in jiyu waza/randori... I guess it all boils down to breathing.


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