The Meaning Of The Warrior Arts Alliance Logo
Did you ever wonder what the Warrior Arts Alliance logo symbolizes?
Here’s the 411…
At the top is a Fighting Cock which is meant to represent the Philippines and the Filipino Martial Arts. (Notice the knives attached to the Cock’s feet which represent the daggers utilized in Filipino Martial Arts.) The cock is performing a move that Mang Tony Diego of Kalis Ilustrisimo referred to as Salto where the cock leaps into the air backward and thrusts the knives forward. We have a similar thrusting move with a sword in Kalis Ilustrisimo that is also referred to as “Salto”.
Along the left side is a Dragon. The Dragon is meant to represent Bruce Lee “The Dragon” and his groundbreaking martial art, Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee was born in the “Year of the Dragon” in the Chinese Zodiac Calendar.
Along the right side is an Elephant which is meant to represent Thailand and the Thai Martial Arts, especially Muay Thai or Thai Boxing.
The Japanese Characters at the bottom say “Jiu-Jitsu” in Japanese and are meant to represent the Japanese and Brazilian Grappling Art of Jiu-Jitsu.
The sword being clenched by the Dragon is a Zanzibar, one of the favorite weapons of Kalis Ilustrisimo and is meant to represent the Ilustrisimo System of Filipino Martial Arts.
The other sword being touched by the elephant is a Southern Filipino Kris and is meant to represent Master John Lacoste, one of the last individuals we know of to have to a real understanding of the martial arts of the Southern Philippines.
The Kris is also meant to represent Guro Dan Inosanto, the man who learned and preserved the Lacoste System of Filipino Martial Arts and shared it with all of us. Guro Dan did the same in preserving and sharing the art and philosophy of Jeet Kune Do. He is our main mentor and the one who made Warrior Arts Alliance possible.