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BREAST & SHOULDER PATCH


THE MON

The round badge that is worn high on the left shoulder is called a "MON".
The Mon was a Samurai family crest as in the days of Medieval Knights in Europe who also had their family crest in the form of a Coat of Arms.

The family in this instance would be considered as all members of the Zen-Do Organization
including parents and friends.

The Zen-Do Mon is of extreme importance within the system
as it depicts the beginning, the present and the future of the world.

1. THE NATIONAL COLOURS:
Black, Gold & Green
BLACK: Hardships there will be...as in life. Our training will be at times extremely vigorous and difficult.
GOLD: But the sun shineth...Together we will strive to see the light at the end of the tunnel, as we train together it shall be revealed. Try to seek and obtain "Satori" (Enlightenment). This being the way of the Karateka. A balance between Zen and Do, will make you a better person and just as the sun shineth you too will shine in your environment.
GREEN: The land...A general respect for our earth, for our land and country which goes hand in hand with the respect that must be shown to people, who are a part of the said country and earth.

2. THE BLACK OCTAGON:
The founding members of the Zen-Do Kai Kan are represented by the eight (8) sides of the octagon.

3. THE WHITE SQUARE:
The principles of Zen-Do Karate respect, love, honesty and sincerity are represented by the four (4) sides of the square. The "white" represents a state of purity which will assist in the development and maintenance of these principles.

4. THE GOLD CIRCLE:
This represents a roundness in character which is seen as a major area of concern. It is our belief that if one develops a good character then one will better serve the society. It is the equipping of people with the necessary tools to deal with life in general.

5. THE SAI:
The history of the Sai states that it was used as a small hair-pin by females...also farmers used a larger version as a farming implement to bore holes in the earth to plant seeds.
Both the females and the farmers soon realized that the Sai could also be used as a weapon for self-defense purposes.
Our Mon shows the Sai crossing one another which represents two (2) states of mind.

THE ZEN- THE HAIR PIN
THE FARMERS' TOOL
THE CALM OR SILENT

THE DO- THE WEAPON
ACTIVITY AND ENERGY

6. THE GREEN MAP OF JAMAICA:
This represents the country of origin "Jamaica Land We Love".


"Return to the Introduction"

"History of the Zen-Do Kai Kan Karate"

"Newspaper Article About Zen-Do"

"Photo Gallery 1"

"Photo Gallery 2"

"Photo Gallery 3"

"Profile of a Champion"

"Pictures of A Champion"