Daniel Gobillot, Shihan,Go-Dan,Denshi
Ueshiro Okinawan Family Karate Club
TANDEN - BREATH - OXYGEN
In the book "Building Warrior Spirit" by Robert
Scaglione, Hanshi, a
chapter that I've referred to over and over again throughout
years and is my favorite, would be Chapter III, Tanden/Spirit-
Our spirit supports us and guides us throughout our lives.
and wanes, ebbs and flows and powers us in every step through
life's experiences. Spirit can be thought to reside in the
the center of
a person's being or consciousness, located just below the
This is where we draw breath to. This is the area of the body
as martial artists prize and nourish. We fill this part of
our body with
to strengthen our spirit, health and well being. We build
a strong core to rest on a strong foundation.
comprises 62% to 71% of the body and is the body's most
abundant and essential element. Ninety (90%) percent of all
biological energy comes from oxygen. It is no surprise that
when you hold your breath or stop breathing during physical
activity, like kata for instance, normal bodily
functions begin to deteriorate.
" Seven seconds pressure on the throat by administration
of a choke
hold on a person and the subject is rendered unconscious.
minute and the subject is dead." page 65
Disease causing microorganisms, viruses, bacteria and pathogens
survive in oxygen rich environments. A highly oxygenated body
destroys disease that already exists in the body and builds
Breathe deeply my friends! However only 15% of the oxygen
inhale is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Physical activity like what we do, karate, requires us to
freq uently and deeper while we practice thus taking in more
Since I began training in 1988, almost 23 years ago I have
less than a
dozen colds or sicknesses.
is this? I attribute it to my
training. I may have found similar results if I pursued some
physical activity but I didn't.
One out of every 3 adults in America has cancer, but most
are as yet undiagnosed and detected. Additionally, every human
being has cancer cells existing in the body which are seeking
environment where they can multiply into the full-blown disease.
Cancerous tumors shrink when put into contact with oxygen
conducted by researchers and doctors have proven that not
but all toxins, bacteria, viruses, pathogens and disease
microorganisms are oxidized and killed in high oxygen e nvironments.
If you don't have the "Green Book" get it today.
If you do have one,
pull it out and begin reading at page 64 "Breath of Life".
need to know is there. Keep training!
Domo arigato gozaimasu,
Daniel Gobillot - shihan, rokudan of Northampton Ueshiro Pine
413- 320- 5945 cell
413 -863-9888 studio