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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My school goes for simplicity. Just a small black and white circle patch with the kanji for WA.

I don't even have one. my gi is blank.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have two fairly simple patches, one for each side of the chest. One is the Traditional Taekwondo Association patch, and the other is the Sun Yi's Academy patch. On the back is the Korean symbol for Do, with Sun Yi's Academy Taekwondo on the back, too.

Some of the instructor's uniforms has an Instructor patch on it, and some of the Master Instructors have a patch that denotes that.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bushido_man96 wrote:
Some of the instructor's uniforms has an Instructor patch on it, and some of the Master Instructors have a patch that denotes that.


Im not trying to take a shot at you, Brian, but why do they have patches that say that? Doesn't the belt say that in its own way? Doesn't their abilities and leading class say that? Sorry, it's just one of those things I can't wrap my head around.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just because. Its something our GM wanted to do, so he did it. I don't get to be the one to approve such things, I just wear the uniform they give me. The uniform I wear right now doesn't have an instructor patch on it. One that I do have doesn't fit.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simplicity is always best when it comes to martial arts schools. Overly loud, complicated and colorful designs are not necessary and can often be distracting.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JR 137 wrote:
bushido_man96 wrote:
Some of the instructor's uniforms has an Instructor patch on it, and some of the Master Instructors have a patch that denotes that.


Im not trying to take a shot at you, Brian, but why do they have patches that say that? Doesn't the belt say that in its own way? Doesn't their abilities and leading class say that? Sorry, it's just one of those things I can't wrap my head around.

For what it's worth ITF TKD also has something similar in their shoulder flashes (inspired by military uniform): https://goo.gl/photos/qyHTbThafUMJiXPY8
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses so far. With the exception of tallgeese, would it be fair to say most here have a traditional-style school logo rather than a more modern one?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What exactly would qualify as a "traditional style" logo? How exactly could one identity elements that might suggest such a tradition or trend exist? If such a thing does exist, where could it be said to originate? The birth country or region of a given martial art?

The only quasi-universal trait martial arts logos appear to have is that as a general rule, smaller and older martial arts dojo with strong ties to their region of origin tend to favour more sober designs.
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