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Old 05-12-2010, 06:56 PM   #18
Dojo: Aiki Shoshinkan, Aiki Kenkyukai
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 813
Re: Ukemi and Dizziness

HOLDING YOUR BREATH - that might work for some, but I won't recommend it. Its likely to create tension in your body and result in injury. Instead try exhaling softly (not deliberately, but naturally).

As a note, you can do solo ukemi holding your breath I suppose. Its the danger that you do the same when someone throws you and you're no longer in control that's the problem. Relaxing is foremost.

How holding your breath will help you in terms of dizziness, I wouldn't know.

Draw strength from stillness. Learn to act without acting. And never underestimate a samurai cat.
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