The School Emblem that you sew onto the left breast of
your Gi (uniform) has a special meaning. The name “Wong’s
Ji Do Kwan” refers to me as Sensei or Life Teacher
and “Ji Do Kwan” meaning “way of knowledge”.
The red circles represent everything whole, as in the
body, earth and the universe. The characters inside the
red circles have several meanings. The first of the top
characters represents my surname “Wong” and
the other is “king”. The character below that
means “heart”. Together, these characters
may be interpreted as “The king of your own heart
or controller of your life destiny”.
The red, white and blue colors signify that you are receiving
your training here in the United States.
The large black background represents emptiness or lack
Whereas, moving to the center is the smaller white background
that represents how purity, clarity and focused one becomes
through training. It totality it represents the ability
to clear the mind and focus on whatever the needs of the
The triangle is an equilateral triangle representing the
balance of the mind, body, and spirit in equal proportion.
These should be the goals of anyone that seriously trains
in the martial arts.
The use of the color gold in the writing of “Mind,
Body and Spirit” represents the attainment of enlightenment
when you reach this balance.
The use of the green leaves represents the continued growth,
learning, and the evolution of the self. It is also symbolic
of the teachings of the School never dying but always
flourishing and changing.
I hope that when you wear this emblem that you wear it
with pride and that it will empower you to attain everything
that this emblem represents.