Join this free martial arts wiki & community. Add info & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness & sports experts can help with Hojo Undo, Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, etc. Meet your fellow martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.
Page Revision Date - 02 Jun 2015 20:17
Kokyu Ho is a term used in the Japanese Martial Arts for breathing exercises. Kokyu Ho are used to increase internal strength by developing Ki. This helps focus and to aid relaxation and meditation. There are a number of Kokyu Ho but the one most practiced is the one described below.
This breathing exercise can be performed either sitting or standing but is generally performed in Japanese martial arts while in the Seiza or Zazen positions. Breath is slowly drawn in through the nose expanding first the abdomen (Hara) then the chest cavity, the breath is then held for a count of 10 seconds before being exhaled through the mouth. A further count of 5 seconds should then commence before repeating the inhaling procedure. The entire process should be repeated several times.
New Community Posts
Please visit the wiki community to see the most recent members posts. However, we have listed below some of the top-rated posts added by our members to the wiki's social community. FYI - These are not wiki pages but rather are fantastic member generated martial arts questions & answers. We hope you become a member.
Highly Rated Posts on the Wiki Community
Holiday Gifts - Martial Arts Books from Amazon
At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these Amazon links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!
Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.