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Old 01-17-2009, 07:19 AM   #182
Dojo: Shinkaikan Medford Oregon
Location: Medford, Oregon
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 26
Re: Using ki-skills for "aiki" in Daito-Ryu

Robert John wrote: View Post
Hi Richard,

Appreciate the reply
Actually we don't really focus on the breathing where I train, but I know some elementary components of it, and it overlaps with my own training.

The expansion you mentioned Ushiro using is more what I was referring to. Inhaling can "close" the body, while exhaling can expand/opens "something" in the body.

I can do the test you mentioned as well, but I most definitely could probably not do it with the Jo, lol.

Using the breath "correctly" can only enhance the ability to do the test, and shouldn't prevent a person from completing it.
Hi Robert,
Thanks you. I should make it clear that I have never been a student of Ushiro. I merely observed him up close during demonstration he gave in Tokyo some years back. I recall him talking about breath power, and I just started experimenting with it on my own and found the expansion thing. There is also a rising a falling aspect to breathing that maybe of use...
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