Our Gi Emblem

Ever wondered about the story behind our badge…? Well, here it is….

The outside circle is the connection to our past, since 1972. The name at the top is Karate Do International, and at the bottom, in Japanese is, the name “Okinawan Goju Ryu”.

Inside the two circles is the flag of Okinawa and within that is superimposed the classical Okinawa family crest. The crest has been carefully chosen because of its deep meaning that truly represents our great art of Okinawa Goju Ryu Karate Do as taught to Kancho Rony Kluger by the legendary leader of the historic Jundokan dojo. Miyazato Eichi O’Sensei, Iha Koshin sensei and all of the senior teachers of the Jundokan dojo.

The crest consists of three leaves of the flower (the three red hearts) that represent Shin (heart), Gi (technique) and Tai (body), all being one. The three blue leaves represent the Great Idea of Shu (to study the basics), Ha (to master the basics) and Ri (to break out from the constraints of the basics.)

The emblem represents our belief in the fine balance between the physical and spiritual content of our karate do and our philosophy of the classical Goju Ryu, a way of strategy. Bettering all practitioners’ everyday life inside the dojo and mainly outside the dojo.

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