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Mokuso (黙想, mok'sō) is a Japanese term for meditation, especially when practiced in the Japanese martial arts. Mokusō (pronounced "mohk-sou") is performed before beginning a training session in order to "focus" & "clear one's mind", very similar to the zen concept of mushin. This term is more formally known to mean, "Warming up the mind for training hard." It was designed to channel your breathing in order to prevent injury, keep you focused, and prepare you for training.