Breathing is essential for all kinds of exercises and sports practices. Very critical in Karate as breathing gives the practitioners physical, mental, and emotional benefits. Since breathing is a physiological process in both voluntary and involuntary control, it is essential to control and practice in all kinds of physical activities, especially those that require strength, agility, and movements of most body parts.
Breathing in karate is essential. There are scientific breathing methods for elite martial practices and arts that aids in bettering performance. These breathing exercises help to relax your diaphragmatic breath to relax, increasing the stamina to fight kata or kumite, influencing the performance of your vagus nerve and central nervous system.
In this video Jesse Enkamo “The Karate Nerd,” teaches you how to breathe correctly in Karate by using your diaphragm rather than your chest. In contrast to stressful chest breathing, belly breathing helps you relax.