Muscles of the Torso

We have previously discussed many of the muscles found in the torso. The muscles previously discussed involve movement of the shoulders, arms, hips, and legs. We will mention these muscles in passing in this article, but will rely on earlier curriculum discussions to cover their details. In this article we will discuss muscles found in Read More …

Muscles of the Lower Leg and Foot

Lower Leg Muscles The muscles of the lower leg reside in four facial compartments. A  surrounding each compartment serves to contain the compartment muscles and separate them other nearly structures. The lower leg has four facial compartments. These are the anterior compartment, lateral compartment, deep posterior compartment and superficial posterior compartment. Each compartment contains muscles generally dedicated Read More …

The Human Circulatory System

The primary area of anatomical studies for those seeking to obtain the rank of Purple Belt is the human circulatory system. This system is comprised of many different organs throughout the body that function to deliver nutrients, collect waste, transport oxygen throughout the body, and collect carbon dioxide for eventual expulsion via respiratory action. In Read More …

Japanese Anatomical Names

Up through the Brown Belt rank students focus much of their Tensoku Ryu training on Japanese martial arts concepts. Later this changes, but a predominant them in much of the Mudansha instruction involves Japanese terms and nomenclature. Much of this involves terminology related to body parts. Usually this on the same level as typical English anatomical Read More …