I JUST ADORE A PENTHOUSE VIEW

Think of the characteristics of the human body, resembling those of a skyscraper, or other very tall building. There seem to be some consistent similarities. Both are famously vertical; this is the feature that prominently sets us apart from the rest of the Animal Kingdom. We just happen to be able to go horizontal too… continue reading

STERNUM? YES’M!

Heck, we dang near killed ’em! “Huh?” It’s the small piece of the skeleton that holds the bones of the torso together. It’s even connected to the neck! Not to mention the pec(s). A piece of bone as it turns out; ribs 1-7 have a healthy attachment, while 8-12 remain aloof. There is, however a… continue reading

HANS UND FITZ

Just keep repeating the title till you get it…..this is a tricky one (and, yes, a big ol’ stretch). (Obscure comic, further obscured by a foreign-language variation.) So anyway, the hands and feet(s). Perhaps our most important parts. These appendage-ettes certainly make life easier. Did you ever notice that the sophistication of the arms and… continue reading

WILL THE CIRCLE BE UNBROKEN?

FIVE AND FIVE LORD; FIVE AND FIVE. The single-leg circles! A quintessential fave from the basic mat! Five and five (Danke mein bruder). Get on a Gratz mat. Stay turned-out and attempt perfect geometry. Ground yourself, find your stability, and GO! Best 20 seconds of your life. Obey the perfection of your proportions! “Really?” No,… continue reading