Postural Restoration Trained
5-163-12 Honmachi Shin, Higashiyama-Ku
Kyoto City, Kyoto 605-0989

Takashi Onuki


Breathing Specialized Salon “Breathe Please”

Language(s):English, Japanese, Spanish
PRT Credentialing Earned: 2016

PRI Courses Completed:

Myokinematic Restoration
Postural Respiration
Pelvis Restoration
Impingement & Instability
Advanced Integration
Cervical Revolution
Cranial Resolution

A native of Kanagawa, Japan, Onuki joined REACH, Co (Kyoto, Japan) in November 2013 and opened REACH Conditioning Lab. in KYOTO in September 2014 for baseball pitching biomechanical analysis and conditioning to prevent baseball injuries. He is also responsible for providing counseling and personal training/rehabilitation in a medical fitness club in Osaka. Since September 2015, Onuki took PRI Japan Educational Coordinator position to help growing PRI in Japan.

Onuki earned a Bachelor of Science from Towson University and Master of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from University of Florida (UF). After graduating from UF, Onuki joined Texas Rangers (MLB) as a season intern, then was hired by Medical Center of Arlington as a head athletic trainer for Fort Worth Flyers (NBA D-League). During 2006-2007 season, he was selected Eastern team athletic trainer for inaugural D-League All-Star Game in Las Vegas. After serving athletic training/sports medicine rehabilitation service for Professional Physical Therapy in New York, Onuki returned to Texas joining Texas Metroplex Institute (TMI) of Sports Medicine. While at TMI, he was responsible for coordinating physical therapy rehab, baseball conditioning program, and pitching biomechanical analysis laboratory. In 2012, Onuki joined Arizona Diamondbacks as a minor league athletic trainer and served Yakima (Rookie A) and South Bend (Low A).

Onuki was introduced to PRI through Kenny Ishii, current PRI Japan faculty, during 2010. Since then he is passionate about finding way to implement Postural Restoration® science for general population injury prevention while applying PRI concept into baseball injury prevention. Onuki has completed Postural Restoration Trained (PRT) credentialing program in January 2016. Onuki served as PRI Japan Educational Coordinator from 2015 to 2020 and started to teach Myokinematic Restoration from 2018. When PRI Japan, LLC established in 2020, he was one of the co-representative for PRI Japan, LLC until 2021. Currently Onuki pursue his career as the breathing consultant and the owner of Breathing Specialized Salon “BREATHE PLEASE” in Kyoto, Japan.

He envisions to improve sports medicine environment for both athletic trainers and athletes in Japan especially in youth baseball populations. Onuki and his wife Jessamyn reside in Kyoto, Japan with their daughters, Sumile and Akira.

In the news


Breathing Method for Winners – Learning how to use diaphragm from babies and successful athletes-,  2016 『勝者の呼吸法 ~横隔膜の使い方をスーパー・アスリートと赤ちゃんに学ぼう!』(ワニブックスPLUS新書, 2016

“Power of Breathing” is the most important tools for your life, 2019 『「呼吸力」こそが人生最大の武器である』(大和書房, 2019

Fundamental Breathing – Efficient movement achieved from sufficient diaphragm movement-, 2019  『きほんの呼吸 横隔膜がきちんと動けば、ムダなく動ける体に変わる!』(東洋出版, 2019 

Clinical Articles

Onuki T, Importance of breathing for physical conditioning, Clinical Sports Medicine, 35 (8) 844-849. 2018.

Onuki T. Breathing exercises and inner muscles. Clinical Sports Medicine, 35 (10) 1096-1102, 2018.

Onuki T. The relationship between breathing function, core and diaphragm. Journal of Japanese Athletic Training Society, 5(1) 27-34. 2019. 

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