Anatomy and Physiology Fail: Sensei Does Not Have a Big Hara. Meet the Omentum.

Sorry, as much as I would love to be able to use the “big hara” line myself, there is no such thing. Not all fat is subcutaneous fat, so “sensei’s” belly may feel firm and still be due to that most modern of maladies; obesity. Here are two links to articles that should shed some light on where this fat is hiding:

From Wikipedia- “Greater Omentum”

From Wise Geek- “What is an Omentum?”

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2 responses to “Anatomy and Physiology Fail: Sensei Does Not Have a Big Hara. Meet the Omentum.

  1. Exception- if your name is Sammo Hung 😀

  2. Gillian Russell

    There’s a nice video showing the greater omentum (of someone who doesn’t seem to be particularly fat) here:

    . (Heads up for the faint of heart: this video contains images from various stages in the dissection of real cadavers. Don’t be so faint – it’s really pretty cool.)

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