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Misogi Harai is a powerful purification practice utilising the voice and breath. Practitioners begin their training with a gruelling  intensive four-day practice initiation at Ichikukai Dojo in Tokyo Japan.  It is a strong and deep practice and highly demanding, specifically designed to push individuals to their perceived limits in order to break through and go beyond. 

Currently at Athens Aikido we practice a purification breath known as Ibuki, which is a strong dynamic breath developed by rhythmically pumping the diaphragm for extended periods of time. This practice cleanses the blood and strengthens the internal organs. 

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