These five points are of great importance to your training!
1. Form and Balance
Man's upward reach challenges him to improve
all that he seeks to accomplish. Challenge yourself!
Points "A" and "B" are
important in your kumite (fighting). You are standing at point 5 in the symbol. Your
opponent attacks from the top of the symbol.
A - You move forward to the
left or right to counter his/her thrust.
B - Your opponent's thrust is
more powerful or faster. You move slightly backwards to the left or right to counter
The red in the badge stands for courage,
sincerity and passion; blue for vastness of space; white for purity, truth, peace and
honesty; and black for steadfastness. The globe inside the inner circle is the world and
represents the spread of Ashihara karate to all corners of the globe; and the fist
represents you, the student.
- This is taken from the Ashihara
Karate International's website.