The Optimization of Physical Fitness through Mahatma Breathing and Karate
In physical education subject, students‘ physical fitness is low just like in English Education Study Program of STKIP Pasundan Cimahi. This research was conducted to know the influence of mahatma breathing and karate towards the physical fitness in student from STKIP Pasundan Cimahi. The method used in this research is experimental method. The data were obtained from physical fitness test using Tes Kebugaran Jasmani Indonesia (TKJI). As many as 20 students were chosen as population. By using total sampling technique, the entire population was taken as sample. The sample was divided into two groups. Group A was implemented mahatma breathing and Group B was implemented karate. The result showed that 1) mahatma breathing gives significant influence towards the physical fitness of STKIP Pasundan Cimahi‘s students; 2) karate gives significant influence towards the physical fitness of STKIP Pasundan Cimahi‘s students; and 3) the implementation of mahatma breathing gives more significant influence than karate in increasing the physical fitness of STKIP Pasundan Cimahi‘s students. Overall, mahatma breathing and karate can be implemented to optimize physical fitness.