Skeletal System – Joints

A joint occurs whenever two bones articulate or make contact with one another in some manner. The nature of these connections can vary significantly which leads to classification of joints in various ways. In this article we will discuss joint classifications and then cover synovial joints in some detail. Joint Classifications In this section we Read More …

Skeletal System – Bones

Bones are obviously the core structure of the skeletal system. There are many different shapes, types and classifications of bone that warrant some discussion. These various bone types can serve different functions and may support other anatomical functions of the body in different ways. The composition and structure of individual bones is also relevant to Read More …

Introduction to the Human Skeletal System

The human skeleton consists of all of the bones within the human body. Some of these bones are quite specialized. Many bones provide anatomical support while others provide more generalized functionality. For many purposes the human skeleton can be thought of as being comprised of two different skeletal components. The Axial Skeleton consists of the Read More …

Anatomy – Skeletal System

You will continue your studies of human anatomy. In this belt you will study the human skeletal system, including the various bones, skeletal sections, skeletal system functions, and types of bones. Understand Anatomy In your belt curriculum for each belt beyond Yellow Belt you have been introduced to various aspects of human anatomy. This will Read More …

Digestive System Processes

As suggested in the previous anatomical discussions there are a great many different digestive processes at play in the digestive system. In this section we provide an overview of these processes and provide additional details where appropriate. Children under 13 need know this material only at a base level. Those 13 and older should understand Read More …

Digestive System Organs

In this article we will discuss the organs of the digestive system, the location of these organs, and the general functions each organ provides to aid the overall digestive process. A separate article will detail more specific information about the digestive processes. In this article we are primarily concerned with introducing the digestive organs and 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 …

Where is Your Backbone?

If I ask students to point to their backbone they invariably move a finger behind their back (around the waist or over the shoulder) and point to the middle of their back. They are absolutely correct. It is hard to fault them for properly locating their spine. But very few students ever point to their 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 …