The crest that represents Kenpo was created in 1960 by a student of Ed Parker; Dick Tercell. It is now a symbol of the International Kenpo Karate Association.
Represents earthly strength derived from the early stages of learning. This is the stage where the individual is more impressed with his own physical prowess.
Represents spiritual strength which comes with experience. This mental attitude is attained during the individuals later years of training. It is placed above earthly strength (as seen on the patch) since the individual at this stage has learned to develop humility and self restraint. It's the intelligence that commands earthly strength.
The attitude of the Dragon is the ultimate goal of kenpo. Armed with this
attitude an individual will not be afraid of the opponent but of what he can do to the
opponent. Thus, he turns his back and walks away from an unwarrented conflict confident
that he could have been the victor.
1. It depicts life itself, a continuous cycle where there is no begining nor end. So it is with the art of KENPO, it too is a cycle of prepetual and unending movement or motion. Techiques follow a cycle, movements are a part of a cycle, physical prowess, humilty and self restraint are no more than components of a progressive learning cycle.
2. All moves evolve from a circle wheather they are offensive or defensive.
3. The circle represents the bond of friendship that should continuously exist among IKKA members.
4. The circle is the base from which our alphabet stems.
THE CIRCLE'S DIVIDING LINES
1. They represent the original eighteen hand movements, which are the directions in which the hands can travel.
2. They are the angles from which an opponent or you can attack or defend.
3. They form the pattern in which the feet can travel.
4. That is, is a simplified representation of the Universal Pattern.
1. The top of the crest is like a roof which gives shelter to all who are under it.
2. The sides are curved conversely because like the roof of a Chinese home, it is to send evil back to where it came from.
3. The bottom forms the shape of an axe that represents the executioner. In the
event a member is influenced by evil ideas and thoughts contrary to our
philosophy, he is cut off never to co-exist with us again.
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