Our Emblem

The origin and meanings

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The rectangle. This identifies belonging to a small group of people who share a learning and growth path, that is, the members of the School.

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The rounded corners represent the constant work of smoothing the "edges" of our nature. "Just as the drop can dig the mountain, so too can man change his nature“.

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The innermost and open rectangle symbolizes the access point to a path, a tortuous, labyrinthine path, with ups and downs and stop points. The Inner Arts are the mirror of unpredictable and constantly evolving life, just like the cyclical nature represented by the letter "O".

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The letter S: the initial of School (Kwoon in Chinese). The sinuous shape is a reference to the physical characteristics typical of the Internal Arts: softness, flexibility and adaptability. "S" is also the initial of Strategy, the basis of Confucian philosophy.

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The two lines. They represent the values of equality and reciprocity characteristic of a Kung Fu family. They are also those elements that determine its curves, therefore they represent the forces and adversities that shape our nature during the journey.

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The letter O. The East is the birthplace of martial arts and of the rising of the sun, light understood as spiritual, intellectual and moral illumination. The circle: no edges, total balance, infinity. The perfection to which we must strive, aware of its unattainability.

The circle becomes a sphere, which represents the universal force Hun Yuan Li, the prerogative expansion of all forces and movements, but it also becomes a spiral, a representation of the depth necessary to access higher levels of understanding. the O represents the philosophy of Taoism, or balance.

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The three lines. The three treasures: physical balance (combat), balance between body and mind (health) and finally culture. The three lines represent the three working planes of the Internal Arts (Body, Mind and Energy), the three dimensions (Earth, Man and Heaven) and the three bodies of Hermeticism (Material, Ancestral and Mental).
in the Book of Changes, the combination of whole (Yang) and broken (Yin) lines in groups of three are called trigrams. The one with three solid lines is the first, the beginning, and represents strength (Quian), struggle, heaven and preservation. They also represent the Buddhist philosophy of detachment, "here and now".

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The red color (Hong in Chinese) symbolizes prosperity and happiness. Our symbol is clearly inspired by traditional Chinese seals, which were used as authentication. They are the combination of calligraphy and sculpture. All seals used red ink.

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