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Old 05-13-2010, 07:57 AM   #22
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 909
Re: Ukemi and Dizziness

People have gotten tissue scarring, and burst blood vessels from not fully exhaling. If you taste a little blood after getting winded you shouldn't be overly alarmed, unless you are spitting blood. But tasting blood is a clear sign that you damaged the blood vessels lining the inside of the lungs. It heels quickly, but if you cause a major tear you will need surgery to stop the bleeding.
For this reason I have no idea why anyone would ever teach you to hold your breath while taking ukemi. :/

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