Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Breath Power is not Rocket Science

Breathing is an important part of every function we undertake. It is the fuel of life. The breath alone does nothing other than to fuel our activates. However when you breath out you may 'feel' harder or heavier. When you breath in you may feel softer or lighter ?

Inhalation and exhalation are important aspects of certain tasks, the task itself dictates the serverity of the breathing procedure, the mind can attribute an emotional response to the process of breathing required. The breath patton is not the objective it is the consequence. As a consequence of effort, breath can make varying types of sounds, the sounds themselves contribute only as a relative factor of an effort taking place. In short the reproduction of a sound alone does not make a prescribed technique more powerful.

A specific sound may indicate that an effort has been made but is not a guarantee that and effect has been made. Breath doesn't cause dynamics or compression power, quite the reverse, it's the dynamics and contractual or compression power that influences the breath. Regardless of style of karate it's a false concept that breath power leads to an enhanced technique, it actualy leads to a constipated effect. Too much going in and not enough coming out. A big paper bag waiting to go pop! Controlled breath for different applications i.e. running, throwing, lifting can be refined for greater efficiency but defiantly not over emphasized.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I don't get any better with age

I need to go back in time to 02/11/1953, 53 years later my psychiatrist says I'm far too old for Karate-jutsu, what does he know?