Ode to Forearm Training

Being a massive Bruce Lee fan since I was 7, naturally I wanted epic, rippling forearms (especially the extensor bellies visible in the picture above!).  Nothing says you mean business like big, rippling forearms…just what business, exactly, is up for mass debate.    Forearm training seems to be quite the martial arts meme (somewhat independent of stylistic differences), perhaps because large, well-defined forearm muscles have a connotation of grip strength and power; hand dexterity (possibly subliminally extrapolated into skill with ...Read More

Bodywatching at 30,000 ft

Maaan; flying is not good for the tension levels in the physical body.  Every time in the past, that I have had a flight over 3hrs in length, I have felt ill effects from it.  There are many aspects to this, to name a few: the cramped, movement preventing, and hip flexor spasmin’, seats (in economy at least); the recycled, dehydrating air-conditioned air; the particles of other people’s illness floating around in the cabin.  Having recently flown to Chicago (from ...Read More

..it never stops

The training never stops..  Once you have begun your journey of body exploring and desire to achieve grace and ease in the physical body (paraphrasing Kit Laughlin’s one line description of the Stretch Therapy™ system that he innovated), there comes a time where practice in specific sessions bleeds through into daily life.  This process is similar in many other body-mind training systems – just pick the system(s) that you love the most and get practicing.  Speaking of Kit, what sparked ...Read More