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Ed_morris
18th September 2006, 18:00
Smoke 'em if ya got 'em...


"Yoko Ono martial school of peace"
http://www.lotusmartialarts.com/lotus%20claw%20webpage.jpg

"Advanced D&D martial students guild"
http://www.bdmartialarts.com/sitebuilder/images/logoweb2-281x281.jpg

here's the only patch that had to have a toddler warning label:
"Warning: Sharp Edges"
http://www.arrowheadkenpo.com/images/icon_AKKI_crest_patch.jpg

"Last temptation of sensei"
http://www.kidokyo.org/images/official-patch.gif

"quick Robin...acess the utility patch!"
http://www.russianmartialart.com/catalog/images/patch.jpg

sold for 1,267 cereal box tops:
http://www.centuryfitness.com/wcsstore/century/IMAGES/TINY/081-019-TN.JPG

Official style of 'the Avengers':
http://static.flickr.com/47/118503690_31289eb29c_s.jpg

...ummm...the animals on your patch...are they pagan icons?
http://karatethroughchrist.tripod.com/martial_sights/thumbnails/100x100/Patch.gif

T&A baby!
http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/3858/img72832pm.th.jpg

East meats West
http://www.gmau.org/kfcpatch.gif

Prince Loeffler
18th September 2006, 18:32
I want to order one of each please ! :)

Brad Burklund
18th September 2006, 18:54
Here's the kicker. Depending on how money-centric the dojo might be, they could sell these to the unsuspecting student and each time they say, knew a kata or got a technique, a new patch for another buck. Nice!!! :(

Prince Loeffler
18th September 2006, 19:00
Here's the kicker. Depending on how money-centric the dojo might be, they could sell these to the unsuspecting student and each time they say, knew a kata or got a technique, a new patch for another buck. Nice!!! :(


I was hoping to get sponsorship from these group for the next tournament

Phillip Morris
Jack Daniel
Penzoil
Starbuck
McDonald
Ford
Firestone Tires
Pep Boys
IHOP



I'll wear thier stinking patches....... :)

Brad Burklund
18th September 2006, 19:06
Funny! On the BJJ gi that I own, I had to choose between looking like a Nascar driver or looking like a Boy Scout who only had three merit badges. :)

epramberg
18th September 2006, 19:10
I want to "Blue Dragon" one! Tell me where I can get that. You can't put a price on that kind of camp!

copper giloth
18th September 2006, 19:13
Can I have an 'Avengers' one?

Prince Loeffler
18th September 2006, 19:16
Can I have an 'Avengers' one?


Sure you can !

but first ! Let me know whose name should I send this to ? I do insist on real full name.

MikeWilliams
18th September 2006, 20:37
I'm liking the tripod.com one - a cunning bit of infiltration into the MA world.

:p

:D

Ed_morris
18th September 2006, 20:46
talk about 'low resistance'...this place don't even punch AT each other. The "2" is to remind them of their count....the other guy is wearing a "1".
http://www.davespatches.com/ProdImages/DG633.jpg

graphics from 'dragons lair' 80's video game.
http://www.guardiandragon.com/images/dojo-patch.jpg

"Hell's Hanshi's" ?
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2266/patch.gif

Elvis' gi patch (no kidding)
http://billslater.com/tcb_ptch.gif
the TCB is 'Taking Care of Business' ...or were those his last words on the toilet bowl?

The magic school bus goes to dojo...
http://blackbelt4u.com/images/Karate-Kids-Patch.gif

bwahahaha
http://www.atabakersfield.com/TKD-Patch.gif

don't look down...you just jump kicked off a cliff
http://www.karate4kidssw.com/images/NEW_PATCH_0001.gif

WTF creature is that? looks like a guy with a severe case of syphalis during mardi gras. either that, or it's a sea monkey.
http://www.usakarateri.com/images/School%20Patch.gif

designed by head instructor: 10 year old Johnney BB Hanshi dai-suki
http://www.americankangdukwon.com/images/jr_camp.gif

the high school Isshin ryu team....GooooOO CEN-TURIANS!!!
http://www.dojos.com/centurions/cent_patch.gif

what is that? snow-capped camel turds?
http://ata-karate4kids.com/movalogo.jpg

The only patch that needs instructions:
http://atapetaluma.com/images/program/patch.gif

A must for every dinner jacket and blazer...you'll get VIP seating with this baby:
http://www.jbkarate.com/patch.jpg


"we will literally sweep the rug with you"
http://blazerdepot.com/logos_and_emblems/logos_small/100_1666.jpg

"I am the moon, you are the planets, my training is always half-full...no wait...I am the eclipse, you are the moon, my training revolves around ....no, thats not it...I am ...you are ...my spheres itch.
http://www.ryurenshidan.com/images/patch.gif

Saburo
18th September 2006, 20:55
http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2266/patch.gif

Totally Sweet! [/Strongbad voice]

william northcote
18th September 2006, 21:28
"I am the moon, you are the planets, my training is always half-full...no wait...I am the eclipse, you are the moon, my training revolves around ....no, thats not it...I am ...you are ...my spheres itch.
http://www.ryurenshidan.com/images/patch.gif

Either that or they are twinned with a nuclear reactor.

climbthis
18th September 2006, 21:34
oh.... i thought it said PT Barnum...

jerome cervantes

kenkyusha
19th September 2006, 01:13
Here's the kicker. Depending on how money-centric the dojo might be, they could sell these to the unsuspecting student and each time they say, knew a kata or got a technique, a new patch for another buck. Nice!!! :(
Some friends and I were at a large public seminar boasting a veritable who's who of questionable folks. We saw one fellow walking around with his uwagi festooned with nunchaku patches up and down the sleeves, and even on the tare.

Upon questioning, he proudly announced that he received a patch for every weapon he 'knew'... that was a while ago now ('98?), so one can only imagine how much worse it's gotten in the interrim.

Be well,
Jigme

Woody
19th September 2006, 01:54
Peace brother.
http://www.lotusmartialarts.com/lotus%20claw%20webpage.jpg


I'm confused.
http://www.karatestop.com/prodimages/Patches/indexPatchesExotic.jpg

A full 7 inches baby!
http://dogbrothers.com/images/prod_lgpatch.jpg

Vedenant
19th September 2006, 05:59
http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

Vedenant
19th September 2006, 06:20
For the thread drift. I thought that I heard someone mention badgers.

william northcote
19th September 2006, 06:26
Well for this thread, there is not mushroom for anything else apart from badges. I wonder if there is a badger ryu badge somewhere?

MikeWilliams
19th September 2006, 10:54
Gotta love the Dog Brothers, they have two of the best slogans ever:

"Higher consciousness through harder contact"

and

"Heart... Mind... Balls..."

LOL! :D

TheBadger
19th September 2006, 11:44
Peace brother.
http://www.lotusmartialarts.com/lotus%20claw%20webpage.jpg


I'm confused.
http://www.karatestop.com/prodimages/Patches/indexPatchesExotic.jpg

A full 7 inches baby!
http://dogbrothers.com/images/prod_lgpatch.jpg


Wait wait, that actually says "balls" on the patch? Someone must be playing games here. That can't be real.

william northcote
19th September 2006, 11:46
Wait wait, that actually says "balls" on the patch? Someone must be playing games here. That can't be real.

Yep hard contact on balls. It would bring a tear to Darwin and the awards it represents.

TheBadger
19th September 2006, 11:55
http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

I know some of those badgers personally. Wait, not personally.. I mean I have met them. Not "personal" you know. heheh

ScottUK
19th September 2006, 12:56
"quick Robin...acess the utility patch!"
http://www.russianmartialart.com/catalog/images/patch.jpgAt least this one has an explanation - the bat symbol is used heavily by the Spetsnaz - who apparently created Systema.

Spookyfbi
19th September 2006, 13:08
At least this one has an explanation - the bat symbol is used heavily by the Spetsnaz - who apparently created Systema.

Spetsnaz didn't exactly create Systema. Systema just means system there are many Russian systems. My understanding is it's a generic term, bit like Kung Fu!

The Spetsnaz link is from the System that most of us in the west know as Systema, Rybako Systema. Developed by Mikhail Ryabko from his time in the Russian military and his contact with a member of the Sokoli Stalina.


:)

ScottUK
19th September 2006, 13:15
Bah nonsense. Through my extensive time spent as a member of Spetsnaz, I can prove otherwise, and therefore call shenanigans.

Вы и прощание.

Spookyfbi
19th September 2006, 13:27
Bah nonsense. Through my extensive time spent as a member of Spetsnaz, I can prove otherwise, and therefore call shenanigans.

Вы и прощание.


You're just looking for an excuse to dress up in a spandex Bat suit aren't you? :D

EddieK
19th September 2006, 23:55
I want ALL of these! - Then I can have an "Astronaut" Gi and finally be able to declare myself "Soke"!!!!! - Yeah - that's the plan!!!!

pgsmith
20th September 2006, 00:36
I want the Irish super-soke O'Sensei patch myself!

Woody
20th September 2006, 01:17
I want the Irish super-soke O'Sensei patch myself!
O'no you don't.

Ed_morris
20th September 2006, 21:01
http://www.gotjiujitsu.com/ecommerce/images/jiu_jitsu_inside.JPG

can you imagine posing for a patch, standing there for hours while someone sews you.
http://www.pcwood.com/kenpo/patches/spryUSA.gif

anyone remember the 'keep on truckin' patch from the 70's?
http://www.pcwood.com/kenpo/patches/american.jpg

The official Ed McMann patch:
http://www.thesportsvan.com/patch2.jpg

Christian MA with Japanese names and kanji is like ....
http://www.gmau.org/dev/images/resources/SBR-Patch.gif
...well, it's like a dao symbol and a British Royal lion with Hangul.
http://www.selfdefense-newjersey.com/images/patch.gif

thought this was 'NAFTA' at first...
http://ntfa-dallas.home.att.net/patch20.jpg


crucifix doubling as a makiwara ?
http://www.freewebs.com/kicking4jc/patch.gif
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

eternal life from doing karate! yaaaay!

MikeWilliams
20th September 2006, 21:40
Ohmygod, that last bunch are hilarious.

"Excellent sidekick" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bod
21st September 2006, 10:16
"Heart, Mind, Ballls" seems to be a direct translation of the Italian "Cuore, Cervello e Coglioni"

william northcote
21st September 2006, 10:46
"Heart, Mind, Ballls" seems to be a direct translation of the Italian "Cuore, Cervello e Coglioni"

Sounds like an Italian dish you would not want to eat.

Cebu
21st September 2006, 12:13
I actually used to train in with the folks at the place in the last patch in the first post...

Andrew S
21st September 2006, 20:35
http://www.idealpatch.com/Martial_Arts/MARTIAL%20ARTS%20BMAP.jpg
St. George Ryu?

http://www.idealpatch.com/Martial_Arts/MARTIAL%20ARTS%20KC.jpg
It's all part of a communist takeover plot!!

http://www.idealpatch.com/Martial_Arts/MARTIAL%20ARTS%20YAMA%20ARASHI.jpg
"I see dead people"

http://www.idealpatch.com/Martial_Arts/MARTIAL%20ARTS%20WORLD%20TAEKWONDO.jpg
Figure skating and levitation?

Andrew S
21st September 2006, 20:53
http://www.karatesupply.com/images/08-045-lg.jpg
"If you can read this, you're already dead."


http://www.patches4less.com/images/gallery/gallery_17.jpg
Hangul Signals Corps?

http://www.lloydirvin.com/thaijitsu/photos/patch.jpg
"Nice doggy... good doggy..."

http://www.gungfu.com/pics_general/pics_apparel/apparel_a_patches_japanese_ninja_night_warrior.jpghttp://www.gungfu.com/pics_general/pics_outerwear_patches/patche14a.jpghttp://www.gungfu.com/pics_general/pics_outerwear_patches/patche17.jpg
Apparently, the ninja used to wear these to recognise each other...

Moenstah
22nd September 2006, 09:56
At least this one has an explanation - the bat symbol is used heavily by the Spetsnaz - who apparently created Systema.

My sensei is an instructor in it. I actually asked him once quasi informative: "Hey are you wearing a bacardi shirt?" "NO! it's an official systema shirt" :p

Evan London
22nd September 2006, 12:11
http://www.karatesupply.com/images/08-045-lg.jpg
"If you can read this, you're already dead."



That was too funny! I almost spat my hot chocolate all over my computer! Thanks for the laugh.

Ev

epramberg
22nd September 2006, 16:31
Wait wait, that actually says "balls" on the patch? Someone must be playing games here. That can't be real.

Maybe they can take the next step into hell and have a graphic picture of "balls" on their patch. The internet would work itself into a frenzy.

Andrew S
23rd September 2006, 05:34
http://www.karatesupply.com/images/08-241-lg.jpghttp://www.karatesupply.com/images/08-244-lg.jpghttp://www.karatesupply.com/images/239-lg.jpg
To help you identify the weapon you're being smashed over the head with?

Andrew S
23rd September 2006, 06:01
http://www.usakarate.org/dir.msds/msdsgraphics/patch.usakf.incrcl.gif
Karate as practiced by Native Americans for centuries.

http://www.themartialartist.com/images/detail/bestBreaking.jpg
From the days of break dancing?

http://www.amas.net/items/pat65.jpg
Insect identification badge?

http://www.amas.net/items/pat022.jpg
... then a half-turn clockwise...

http://www.kempokarate.com/images/mastersclub_patch.jpg
No slaves, no admittance.

http://www.bltsupplies.com//patch/a04030.jpg
Apparently you can earn one of these by watching the movies...

http://www.bltsupplies.com//patch/a04045.jpg
As seen on YouTube

Bod
25th September 2006, 09:52
Epramberg: Maybe they can take the next step into hell and have a graphic picture of "balls" on their patch. The internet would work itself into a frenzy. Indeed, the dog pictured has clearly embroidered male parts, but the coglioni are either hidden behind his hind leg or missing completely. Still his heart and brain aren't on display either, which is good.

Good doggy.

KoteGaeshi
1st October 2006, 19:25
How do you folks come up with these hilarious patches? The very thought of the kind of websites you must be visiting boggles the mind.

william northcote
1st October 2006, 20:37
How do you folks come up with these hilarious patches? The very thought of the kind of websites you must be visiting boggles the mind.

Bruce Lee stated that you have to have times of inactivity while training.

This is the product of that time.

Andrew S
3rd October 2006, 11:35
http://www.bemarnet.es/kamikaze/imag/escudos.jpg
What the fakes sit back and laugh at.

http://www.universalenergy.us/gallery/images/MartialArts_Patch.jpg
...For all your energy needs.


http://www.themartialartist.com/images/detail/cobraPatch.jpg
"Damned things just keep on multiplying"

http://www.bytomic.com/images/products/xma_patches_small.jpg
X-Men Ryu?

Shitoryu Dude
3rd October 2006, 19:47
Hmmm, #3 and #6, are, to my knowledge, legitimate school patches indicating Okinawa arts and a branch of Shitoryu Karate.

ScottUK
3rd October 2006, 19:53
What the fakes sit back and laugh at.Harv, I think Andrew was saying that these are the legit badges that frauds mock for not being 'bling' enough.

Trevor Johnson
3rd October 2006, 20:18
http://www.themartialartist.com/images/detail/cobraPatch.jpg
"Damned things just keep on multiplying"

http://www.bytomic.com/images/products/xma_patches_small.jpg
X-Men Ryu?

Whenever I look at the snake one, I keep seeing Princess Toadstool bouncing up and down on its head.

As for the second, I THINK it means that X-rated things go on in the dojo...

Andrew S
3rd October 2006, 20:32
Harv, I think Andrew was saying that these are the legit badges that frauds mock for not being 'bling' enough.
I suppose I should have put it as a separate post to make that clearer.
I hope no-one was offended - all humour was aimed at the technicolour crowd.

Moenstah
4th October 2006, 16:00
I suppose I should have put it as a separate post to make that clearer.
I hope no-one was offended - all humour was aimed at the technicolour crowd.

My patch was among them, I wasn't offended, on the contrary :p

Shitoryu Dude
4th October 2006, 16:30
Well, my own school patch is pretty old school. The instructor's family mon - I believe it is three oak leaves.

Bambi
6th October 2006, 09:24
Maybe they can take the next step into hell and have a graphic picture of "balls" on their patch. The internet would work itself into a frenzy.

Having held the kinda stick those guys like to spar with at their gatherings I'd say "balls" definitely deserves it's place on that patch. "Insane" should probably also occupy a corner of the triangle :eek:

dilligaf
6th October 2006, 12:40
Having held the kinda stick those guys like to spar with at their gatherings I'd say "balls" definitely deserves it's place on that patch. "Insane" should probably also occupy a corner of the triangle :eek:

Personally, I think that patch rules and having the word "balls" on it is absolutely great. It realy shows that the school has done very little to accommodate to contemporary society, where the weak think that they have a place in it or in martial arts. When I go to a dojo I expect to be hurting, If i'm not in the first week of training or so, then I know it's not the place for me.

The patch with the skeleton is very cool as well.

Andrew S
25th October 2008, 22:06
http://www.tampabay.com/multimedia/archive/00043/pac_shin101408a_43251c.jpeg
The badge is nearly as big as the kid!

Prince Loeffler
25th October 2008, 22:14
http://www.tampabay.com/multimedia/archive/00043/pac_shin101408a_43251c.jpeg
The badge is nearly as big as the kid!

I am more curious about their " Rainbow Coalition" obi stripes :D

Andrew S
28th October 2008, 20:36
I am more curious about their " Rainbow Coalition" obi stripes :D

Maybe you can find the connection here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSFLZ-MzIhM :D

Andrew S
11th November 2008, 19:56
http://www.aussiekidskarate.com.au/Portals/3/graphics/badges.jpg
"Maybe there's room for one more"

Andrew S
11th November 2008, 19:58
There is sooooo much wrong with this
http://www.dojodirect.com/images/rankpatches.gif

Prince Loeffler
11th November 2008, 20:00
There is sooooo much wrong with this
http://www.dojodirect.com/images/rankpatches.gif

What ? No Supreme Karate Overlord of Redondo Beach ? I need that patch ! That's stinks !

DDATFUS
11th November 2008, 21:15
I think that I'm getting the "Grand Master" patch and sowing (or, more accurately, having my girl sow it) onto all of my shirts.

Moenstah
11th November 2008, 21:52
There is sooooo much wrong with this
http://www.dojodirect.com/images/rankpatches.gif

Are those for psychotic/Alzheimer Sokeys?

Andrew S
12th November 2008, 20:04
This one is a tad strange
http://pmsa-gojuryu.com/gojuSun.jpg
Many of you will recognise the JKA sun, but the wording says "Goju Ryu Karate-do".

kenkyusha
12th November 2008, 21:59
I think that I'm getting the "Grand Master" patch and sowing (or, more accurately, having my girl sow it) onto all of my shirts.
Did you mean to put it that way? Seeding (or ceding) sokedokey-ness to the next generation :laugh:?

Be well,
Jigme

Andrew S
14th November 2008, 22:00
What ? No Supreme Karate Overlord of Redondo Beach ? I need that patch ! That's stinks !

Will this one do?
http://www.sosamartialarts.com/images/accessories/patches/08-330-LG.jpg

Andrew S
14th November 2008, 22:06
http://www.pumakarateusa.com/images/patches/07karatekid.jpg
You get this one as proof that you saw the movie?
Either that, or this represents all the actual instruction you've received.

Andrew S
14th November 2008, 22:12
http://www.centurycustom.com/images/site/design_thumbs/23.gifhttp://www.centurycustom.com/images/site/design_thumbs/25.gif
I'm sure the Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do crowd would be thrilled to be associated with the indigenous Japanese religion.

Prince Loeffler
14th November 2008, 22:16
http://www.pumakarateusa.com/images/patches/07karatekid.jpg
You get this one as proof that you saw the movie?
Either that, or this represents all the actual instruction you've received.

Paint the house and fences ...voila ! you're a yudansha 1

Prince Loeffler
14th November 2008, 22:25
I Found It !

Andrew S
15th November 2008, 06:52
I Found It !

The Karate Overlord Formerly Known as Prince.

Andrew S
15th November 2008, 12:17
http://www.onemeritbadges.com/resource/resmgr/images/clare_arm_drop_shadow.jpg
"And this one is for being able to tie my own belt"

Prince Loeffler
15th November 2008, 20:28
The Karate Overlord Formerly Known as Prince.

Actually its "Currently" Known as Prince....:D

Andrew S
16th November 2008, 19:47
Hmm... "Wing Chun Ju Jitsu"? "Wing Chun Kickboxing"?
http://www.predators.org.uk/images/Yell%20Badge04.jpg
Danger, Will Robinson, danger!

Prince Loeffler
16th November 2008, 20:22
Hmm... "Wing Chun Ju Jitsu"? "Wing Chun Kickboxing"?
http://www.predators.org.uk/images/Yell%20Badge04.jpg
Danger, Will Robinson, danger!

Ah yes, the ever present mixture of chinese and Japanese words.

Trevor Johnson
20th November 2008, 23:56
Ah yes, the ever present mixture of chinese and Japanese words.

And indian, if they're drinking soma. Which might explain that patch...

Andrew S
23rd November 2008, 21:36
http://www.sosamartialarts.com/images/accessories/patches/081-019-LG.jpg
Yoshi Ryu?

Andrew S
23rd November 2008, 22:00
Have we found the "Dojo-no-hebi"?
http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m237/allenwrench/snakefist_karate.jpg

Andrew S
3rd December 2008, 19:33
http://1st.middletonscouts.org.uk/img/badge/cub/act/full/cu-al-maar.gif
The "I've fallen and I can't get up!" badge?

Moenstah
4th December 2008, 11:59
Nah, it's a 'kick the Québecois' patch

Don Bell
5th December 2008, 02:10
There is sooooo much wrong with this
http://www.dojodirect.com/images/rankpatches.gif

Umm, doesn't the obi/belt tell the "viewer" what the person is, student, jr. blackbelt, Sensei, etc? Why does one need a patch to tell others what they are? Never could understand this...

Don Bell
Menkyo Kaiden holder of Hasumi Ryu Kendo
Shihan - Kaihou Kaze no waza jutsu

Trevor Johnson
5th December 2008, 14:40
Now if you could just get them in steel, they might be worth sewing on in numbers...

pgsmith
5th December 2008, 17:20
Umm, doesn't the obi/belt tell the "viewer" what the person is, student, jr. blackbelt, Sensei, etc? Why does one need a patch to tell others what they are? Never could understand this...
Not in anything other than karate or judo.

Personally, I've never understood the need for anyone outside of the organization to know who or what you are. It's none of their business in my opinion. Of course, children love to have things to seperate them from the crowd, so any personalization that they can earn is probably as good thing.

By the way, what is a Hasumi Ryu Kendo?

william northcote
6th December 2008, 15:11
Umm, doesn't the obi/belt tell the "viewer" what the person is, student, jr. blackbelt, Sensei, etc? Why does one need a patch to tell others what they are? Never could understand this...

Don Bell
Menkyo Kaiden holder of Hasumi Ryu Kendo
Shihan - Kaihou Kaze no waza jutsu


There is sooooo much wrong with this
http://www.dojodirect.com/images/rankpatches.gif

I have one of these badges. Had it on velcro and wear it upside down on purpose. When asked it was so I can read it and say that I was one of them people that tells others what to do. Simple really.

Andrew S
10th February 2009, 21:26
http://www.texasata.com/images/DSC01137.JPG
"We've found a way to dispense with those bulky chest protectors"

Andrew S
10th February 2009, 21:29
http://www.bsrmma.com/images/home-patch.jpg
Voodoo Ryu?

climbthis
10th February 2009, 21:35
http://www.bsrmma.com/images/home-patch.jpg
Voodoo Ryu?

what does that say on the right? karate ass?

Andrew S
10th February 2009, 21:35
http://www.reddragonkingsport.com/images/Patches.jpg
[Cue Sesame Street music]
♪One of these patches is not like the others
Which one is different, can you tell?♪

Prince Loeffler
10th February 2009, 22:45
http://www.reddragonkingsport.com/images/Patches.jpg
[Cue Sesame Street music]
♪One of these patches is not like the others
Which one is different, can you tell?♪

Hmmmm..Okinawan weapons with the chinese yin and yang..what to say, what to say !

ssanutokh
10th February 2009, 23:01
http://www.texasata.com/images/DSC01137.JPG

Ah, yes. The coveted camouflage belt. Perfect for when you're training deep in enemy territory and need to keep a low profile.

william northcote
10th February 2009, 23:46
Ah, yes. The coveted camouflage belt. Perfect for when you're training deep in enemy territory and need to keep a low profile.


Shhh! It could be a ninja.

pgsmith
11th February 2009, 18:20
http://www.bsrmma.com/images/home-patch.jpg
Voodoo Ryu?

I wanna know what the heck that skeleton has dangling between its legs!!! :D

Andrew S
11th February 2009, 18:49
Hmmmm..Okinawan weapons with the chinese yin and yang..what to say, what to say !
Make that 5 Okinawan weapons and one Philippino martial art!

I wanna know what the heck that skeleton has dangling between its legs!!! :D
A bone? :D

Andrew S
11th February 2009, 19:12
http://ibjjf.org/imagens/kimono_regra.jpg
Either "Where one may have badges on their BJJ uniforms" or "Vital striking points"

Andrew S
11th February 2009, 19:20
http://www.ironpalm.com/patch3.gif
I think there's a spelling mistake. Shouldn't that final "p" be a ....?

Andrew S
11th February 2009, 19:24
http://www.centurymartialarts.com/portals/0/Images/Products/0816-LG.JPG
My eyes! My eyes!

Prince Loeffler
11th February 2009, 22:19
I wanna know what the heck that skeleton has dangling between its legs!!! :D

A freudian slip ?

Andrew S
12th February 2009, 19:35
http://www.shaffersdragons.com/patches/plkslogo.jpg
Is that a fist... or something else?

Andrew S
12th February 2009, 19:37
http://thehurricane.org/images/patch.jpg
Hapkido for palm readers? "I see a very stormy future..."

Andrew S
12th February 2009, 19:44
http://www.familymartialartscenter.com/teachers/storm.patch.gif
I feel so much better now that we have teams of role models.

Andrew S
12th February 2009, 19:51
http://user.mc.net/~hugh/goshin_patch.gif
For those still learning hiragana ;)

yoj
12th February 2009, 20:15
http://user.mc.net/~hugh/goshin_patch.gif
For those still learning hiragana ;)

Why is there no vomit smiley?

Prince Loeffler
12th February 2009, 21:43
http://www.shaffersdragons.com/patches/plkslogo.jpg
Is that a fist... or something else?

I dropped one that looks exactly like it , after a festive dining of chili and other spicy food galore the night before !

EddieK
13th February 2009, 00:52
I dropped one that looks exactly like it , after a festive dining of chili and other spicy food galore the night before !

Hahahahahahahaha! Prince you are too funny! LOL!

Andrew S
15th February 2009, 20:05
http://weschois.net/patch_NTJ.jpg
For those who can't read the kanji on your own patch ;)
(For future reference, it should be 体術 not 依術)

william northcote
15th February 2009, 21:03
I dropped one that looks exactly like it , after a festive dining of chili and other spicy food galore the night before !

Only? I had sone so much worse it took caustic soda to remove it (after it has been left for a half day....):(:eek:

The joys of depressive medication. You could say from it that I was a politician. So full of **** and can not give a **** as well. :laugh:

*asterisks inserted by poster in a manner akin to specialist porn:eek:

TheBadger
16th February 2009, 13:40
Peace brother.
http://www.lotusmartialarts.com/lotus%20claw%20webpage.jpg


I'm confused.
http://www.karatestop.com/prodimages/Patches/indexPatchesExotic.jpg

A full 7 inches baby!
http://dogbrothers.com/images/prod_lgpatch.jpg


Nice, this one really says Mind.. Heart... Balls. Class act there.

Andrew S
16th February 2009, 19:29
http://www.healthline.com/blogs/exercise_fitness/uploaded_images/HallOfFamePatch-732848.jpg
Future Soke?

Andrew S
16th February 2009, 19:32
http://evolutionnews.co.uk/images/products/patches_lil_dragon_skill.jpg
Have we forgotten anything? Tooth-brushing? Clean handkerchief?

Andrew S
16th February 2009, 19:36
http://www.mtitrading.com/PATCHES-4.jpg
http://www.mtitrading.com/PATCHES-8.jpg
"I'll take one of each"

Andrew S
16th February 2009, 19:45
http://www.snowstaekwondo.com/WKUpatch.jpg
http://www.snowstaekwondo.com/WorldMarPatch-medium.jpg
http://www.snowstaekwondo.com/TOrgMAHOF.jpg
http://www.snowstaekwondo.com/USMAHF.jpg
[cue music]
♪Fame! I'm gonna live forever...♪

Daniel Sullivan
16th February 2009, 19:48
crucifix doubling as a makiwara ?
[IMG]http://www.freewebs.com/kicking4jc/patch.gif
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

eternal life from doing karate! yaaaay!

I know someone who belongs to this organization. Never thought of the makiwara until now though. Puts a nice eternal perspective on my martial arts!:D

On a serious note, I am not a big fan of umpteen patches on a gi, but I'd rather see this...

http://www.aussiekidskarate.com.au/Portals/3/graphics/badges.jpg

...or this...


http://www.onemeritbadges.com/resource/resmgr/images/clare_arm_drop_shadow.jpg

...than a blackbelt on the same kids. I'm all for patches on little kids as opposed to high belts that are awarded for the sole purpose of fleecing money from parents.

Patches give the kids recognition for their accomplishments and makes mom and dad feel as if their little tyke is progressing and doing well, and the kyu/dan system's integrity is maintained. On adults, a gi festooned with patches starts to look very pretentious, particularly if the adult is over thirty.

Daniel

william northcote
17th February 2009, 07:34
http://www.healthline.com/blogs/exercise_fitness/uploaded_images/HallOfFamePatch-732848.jpg
Future Soke?

Since when was Eastern USA ended up being the lower part of Europe?

Daniel Sullivan
17th February 2009, 14:11
Since when was Eastern USA ended up being the lower part of Europe?

Perhaps this is an alternate universe where the countries that make up the EU are all in North and South America and the continent of Europe is the 'New World' discovered by Columbus?

Daniel

william northcote
17th February 2009, 15:36
Maybe they thought east and looked on a map and saw Europe. Well east an Europe both start with the same vowel.

yoj
17th February 2009, 18:03
Is that South Korea poking out into the Med then?

Andrew S
17th February 2009, 19:31
Maybe they thought east and looked on a map and saw Europe. Well east an Europe both start with the same vowel.

Or George's plans for expansion :D

Andrew S
17th February 2009, 19:41
http://www.pricelessmartialarts.com/images/school_patch_ng0e.jpg
This one's just priceless! Keep it in the family.

Andrew S
17th February 2009, 19:45
http://www.dktrophies.com/images/CS%20Clubs%20patch.jpg
Almost a McDojo...

Andrew S
17th February 2009, 19:49
http://www.indianama.com/student/images/gi.gif
NASCAR Ryu?

Andrew S
17th February 2009, 19:51
http://i3.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/21/7d/0035_1.JPG
I wonder if this one glows in the dark, so you can read it at night...

EddieK
19th February 2009, 03:23
http://www.indianama.com/student/images/gi.gif
NASCAR Ryu?

Astronaut Gi?

Trevor Johnson
19th February 2009, 17:26
http://www.pricelessmartialarts.com/images/school_patch_ng0e.jpg
This one's just priceless! Keep it in the family.

It can't be priceless until the teacher leaves! Or changes his name! Besides, isn't priceless a bad thing? Don't you get your McDojo badge stripped for it?

Andrew S
19th February 2009, 19:21
It can't be priceless until the teacher leaves! Or changes his name! Besides, isn't priceless a bad thing? Don't you get your McDojo badge stripped for it?

If the master or senior instructor leave, is it half price?
If one of the kids starts teaching, is it a price -rise?
Sounds good at any price!

Andrew S
19th February 2009, 19:38
http://www.jdca.com/ebay/_as-jt/asp_932.jpg
Who says "size doesn't matter"?

Andrew S
19th February 2009, 19:54
http://www.osbkarate.com/images/DogPatch.jpg
For a moment I thought it was "Dog Training Center" (Watch your step!)

Andrew S
19th February 2009, 20:03
http://www.whitecranemichigan.com/White_crane_patch.jpg
Guys, I'm not really sure how to break this to you... your white crane...well... it's BLACK!!

william northcote
19th February 2009, 21:04
http://www.osbkarate.com/images/DogPatch.jpg
For a moment I thought it was "Dog Training Center" (Watch your step!)

Well it makes your footwork more better.....

Moses
19th February 2009, 21:42
Thought I would join the fun.

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2266/patch.gif

Moses
19th February 2009, 21:58
Sorry just realized I posted a duplicate...

william northcote
19th February 2009, 22:07
lol Well it made me chuckle. A cyclopes skull with 2 eyes.

Trevor Johnson
20th February 2009, 06:53
Thought I would join the fun.

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/2266/patch.gif

Fleming idiots?

Andrew S
22nd February 2009, 19:37
http://site-images.ws/images/cust/183835/Bonsai%20Club%20Badge%20x.jpg
Stunted development?

william northcote
22nd February 2009, 22:14
Maybe they only allow people with small choppers to prune the trees.

John Anderson
22nd February 2009, 22:50
http://www.dktrophies.com/images/CS%20Clubs%20patch.jpg
Almost a McDojo...
The FA is the English Football Association - this is a football (soccer) patch, not a martial arts one

Trevor Johnson
23rd February 2009, 11:21
Oh, I thought it was FA, like, ehrm, "Sweet Fanny Adams," so to speak...

william northcote
23rd February 2009, 11:26
That is the Premier League badge for sponsorship. NOt a real MA badge.

Now if it had a fist holding a large fatman burger in a gi....

yoj
23rd February 2009, 11:30
Lets not be too hasty, they do occasionally engage in some full contact sparring.

As do the fans.

Andrew S
23rd February 2009, 19:50
I know that the FA badge is about a bunch of men chasing a ball, but it doesn't take much to imagine an MA badge with the same sponcer. Hence my comment "Almost a McDojo"

cxt
23rd February 2009, 23:07
Hey...isn't "One Step Beyond" already an old Madness song?

Wonder if those folks have paid them the needed monies to use the term. ;)

Andrew S
6th March 2009, 21:55
http://www.scoutbase.org.uk/library/clipart/old_badges/s_maar.gif
The Scouts' "Silly Walks" badge?

Andrew S
6th March 2009, 22:04
http://www.goshinjutsu.com/images/Shinobi%20Teens%20Badge%201.jpg
I need a bucket....

Andrew S
22nd June 2009, 20:39
http://www.indianama.com/student/images/sm-ima31.gif
Charlie's Angels?

Andrew S
22nd June 2009, 20:46
http://www.impactjj.com/images/misc/patch_cubsclub.jpg
For those who fight with their "bear" hands?

Andrew S
22nd June 2009, 20:48
http://www.patchroom.com/eBayPatch/All_Patch600/Patch_Mi99.jpg
"Careful where you point those things, you'll have someone's ****ing eye out!"

Andrew S
22nd June 2009, 21:02
http://samuraidojoct.com/html/images/kanji_patch_trace.jpg
Bring me another bucket - I'm gonna be sick again...!

william northcote
22nd June 2009, 21:53
http://samuraidojoct.com/html/images/kanji_patch_trace.jpg
Bring me another bucket - I'm gonna be sick again...!

What does that patch say in English? (if it makes sense).

DustyMars
22nd June 2009, 23:41
Old patches: Naha AB, Okinaw 1960, AFJA and USJA patches from 1960's and 1970's.

Aaron T
23rd June 2009, 06:26
now... you need to understand that Rusty and Kevin go way back.... but the dogi does exist... be warned it is time you will never get back....:D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUFYX5SQWIg

Aaron Fields

Andrew S
23rd June 2009, 11:23
What does that patch say in English? (if it makes sense).

"Jinin" - a made-up compound of "samurai" and "shinobu"; in the case of the badge owner, a mixture of jujitsu (sic) and ninjutsu (just sick)...

Andrew S
23rd June 2009, 20:44
http://www.mojodojostudios.com/products/thumbs/badges_physical.jpg
Product advertising??

e-budoka
24th June 2009, 12:01
You know he's the instructor,... coz he's wearing the badge!

Andrew S
30th June 2009, 19:52
Not a weird patch, just a bad advertiser...
http://www.amas.net/items/japan_karate_patch.jpg
"Upside-down, Miss Jane!"

Trevor Johnson
3rd July 2009, 20:10
Not a weird patch, just a bad advertiser...
http://www.amas.net/items/japan_karate_patch.jpg
"Upside-down, Miss Jane!"

Do you know what they THINK it means?

Andrew S
23rd September 2009, 20:36
http://superiormartialarts.com/images30/90443.jpg
We need to swat this.

william northcote
7th November 2009, 15:11
Fathom this one out.

http://s2.buzzfeed.com/static/enhanced/web02/2009/10/24/16/enhanced-buzz-7508-1256414961-20.jpg

Prince Loeffler
7th November 2009, 15:20
Fathom this one out.

http://s2.buzzfeed.com/static/enhanced/web02/2009/10/24/16/enhanced-buzz-7508-1256414961-20.jpg

Who's his sensei ? :D

william northcote
8th November 2009, 08:50
Maybe we should add it to a Dogi thread.

Andrew S
10th February 2010, 20:59
http://vintageninja.net/wp-content/uploads/patch.jpg
Bwa-ha-ha!

Andrew S
10th February 2010, 21:10
http://www.wmawa.com/files/QuickSiteImages/wmawa_logo_op_416x416.jpg
Something out of G.I. Joe?

Andrew S
10th February 2010, 21:22
http://www.centurymartialarts.com/portals/0/Images/Products/08-451-LG.JPG
That's what the taxation office said to me when I filled out the required document...

wmuromoto
10th February 2010, 23:55
William Northcoate's discovery of a doggie karate uniform reminds me of a Meik Skoss joke about Sensei Dog. You probably heard that one, though. It's one of those groaners that is so bad it's almost good.
Wayne Muromoto

Ron Beaubien
11th February 2010, 06:32
William Northcoate's discovery of a doggie karate uniform reminds me of a Meik Skoss joke about Sensei Dog. You probably heard that one, though. It's one of those groaners that is so bad it's almost good. Wayne Muromoto

I love that joke! LOL!!

Ron Beaubien

Andrew S
23rd May 2013, 20:04
http://johnkeefema-store.com/page63/page75/files/pl_4_detail_1.png
Staff only?

william northcote
23rd May 2013, 21:18
Places to put your patches:

http://www.jiujitsuforums.com/photos/albums/userpics/10006/kimono_regra.jpg

And err....

http://directory.ac/files/dumblists/logos/chi-martial-arts-training-center.jpg

cxt
25th May 2013, 00:47
Wow!...and not in a good way. :)

Andrew S
25th May 2013, 21:26
http://www.performancemartialartsacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/uniform.jpg
Any room left?

Andrew S
25th May 2013, 21:28
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQpPo0OWZkcjP6ZNYcggk2EENSxRlJVmhGJ2_C9mfBcJ3trU3CJ
"I've been killed with all of these weapons"

http://images.suite101.com/000292846.jpg
What is that one in the middle supposed to represent?

Andrew S
25th May 2013, 22:03
http://www.thestudio.com/patches/sites/default/files/martialarts_0021_Layer-16.png
I wonder what the people at Kodansha would think - the image is essentially a copy of the cover artwork of Mushashi.

DDATFUS
26th May 2013, 02:13
What is that one in the middle supposed to represent?

That one represents my wife when I try to sneak out for training and she has plans for me to do yardwork instead.

pgsmith
28th May 2013, 18:57
Ninja!

http://vintageninja.net/wp-content/uploads/patch.jpg

Gusta in Japan
29th May 2013, 15:41
I wonder what the people at Kodansha would think - the image is essentially a copy of the cover artwork of Mushashi.
Is the title of the book the 'Sean Connery' version - Mushashi.

Andrew S
29th May 2013, 20:56
http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mZWtQ73gZ4ChLAGjs-ntreA.jpg
"Don't tell anyone - I'm a ninja!"

Cady Goldfield
29th May 2013, 22:29
The patch enhances the awesomeness that is NINJA!!!!!!!!

william northcote
3rd June 2013, 20:53
http://76.my/Malaysia/giant-budo-ninja-skull-iron-embroidered-patch-blitzyditz-1003-20-[email protected]

Andrew S
4th June 2013, 20:35
http://pumakarateusa.com/images/patches/07karatekid.jpg
You get this one for watching the first three movies.

http://www.patchtown.com/images/products/detail/133%20Karate%20Kick.jpg
Dead people! They're everywhere!

Tripitaka of AA
4th June 2013, 20:54
http://www.patchtown.com/images/products/detail/133%20Karate%20Kick.jpg
Dead people! They're everywhere!

I'm still looking at that one. Is the hair meant to be coming down in Elvis-style sideburns? Is there a face there?

william northcote
4th June 2013, 21:15
Looks like the dead person missed a roundhouse to a flying orange octopus.

Andrew S
4th June 2013, 22:28
The Kata of Cthulhu?

william northcote
5th June 2013, 06:38
The Kata of Cthulhu?

Not even Chuck Norris could fail at that.

pgsmith
5th June 2013, 15:41
Not even Chuck Norris could fail at that.

But, Chuck Norris is the only one that would have Calamari when the kata was done!

cxt
5th June 2013, 20:11
I'm still stuck back on the ninja patches.

Cause nothing says "I'm a stealthy, nearly invisible, ghostly warrior of the night" like a big honking patch with NINJA on it. ;)

Andrew S
5th June 2013, 20:40
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR6KYs5H1l1oyFzZJwwQ1MZaFw8Ns7sKLtdqdmhCHKwufyJnj8U
♫ Burn, baby, burn ♬

http://www.martialartsbadges.com/images/3%20years%20training.jpg
In some schools, this could qualify you as head instructor...

http://www.wysok.co.uk/images/Inspire%20Martial%20Arts%20Badge.jpg
Almost a working knowledge of Japanese... almost

Tripitaka of AA
5th June 2013, 22:27
http://www.martialartsbadges.com/images/3%20years%20training.jpg
In some schools, this could qualify you as head instructor...


It's either a badly drawn fist, or an example of withered hand (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Healing_the_man_with_a_withered_hand) syndrome.

william northcote
5th June 2013, 23:12
To me it looks like someone will not be having kids anymore.

Tripitaka of AA
5th June 2013, 23:13
You can never have too many jumping side kick patches;
http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mzvRaRY_svqoRzZpCWafsHw.jpg

http://www.artexgroup.net/im/emblems/martial_arts_patches_left.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTK-RrTBfQIJwmp9Kt8WoNb6KAJXKEtt8DIUZmDl9jlGoiJZyDo3A

http://blackbeltpatches.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/jumpkick.jpg

http://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mip1S3jasyYLD-HQ3s9H2-g.jpg

http://shopbushido.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/170x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/P/a/Patch_1283_-_221993.jpg

http://www.stadriemblems.com/blog/images/customer-carters-ma-patch.jpg

http://chosonma.webs.com/UTSDA%20Patch.jpg

http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/1/0/4/8/2/0/8/webimg/287342322_tp.jpg

Tripitaka of AA
5th June 2013, 23:41
Or how about when one picture gets ripped off by bad artists to appear on different patches, only they become so anatomically warped that they end up like Popeye or smurfs.
http://www.playwell.co.uk/images/P14.bmp

http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mi4RP1bPjSSdbCOIuRLn17A.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQermB_iBr4E6ra6mhWdoKCtiTEhFZYryZ70gZ3VF631lNmujMpPQ



How about this one, where the patchmaker couldn't work out which way was up!
http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m7aNO4LS6Jb-rEh-SC_mppA.jpg

cxt
6th June 2013, 01:41
Andrew

The patch above--the one from the "karate club inspire martial arts."

What do the 2 sad whales with the Frankenstein-like stiches across their lower torso's have to do with martial arts? ;)

I mean I have seen tigers, cranes, dragons, mantis, all kinds of real and fictional creatures--but never whales.

Wonder what they symbolize?

william northcote
6th June 2013, 07:20
I saw this in a google image search. Maybe they should dut a disclaimer on for the later years of life.

http://www.karate4yourbody.com/images/patch.png

Well, if your fist looks like a reconstruction from Dr. Frankenstein, then I will take my chances.

http://www.valleymartialarts.com/images/products/CobraKaiNoMercyFrontpatch.jpg

At first glance, it seems Judo meeds 3 arms:

http://www.idomartialarts.com/shared_resources/images/store/2/662.jpg

Confused about this one:

http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/19f/e/AAAADDN0h8cAAAAAAZ_qSQ.jpg?v=1321531065000

Lastly, surprised mantis patch:

http://www.militarizer.com/thumb.aspx?i=prodotti/P1150123.jpg&w=180&h=180

Tripitaka of AA
6th June 2013, 07:30
At first glance, it seems Judo meeds 3 arms:

http://www.idomartialarts.com/shared_resources/images/store/2/662.jpg

Good catch. I like how the website is displaying the patch at 90 degrees to its proper angle. The leg drawn as an extra arm is classic.

william northcote
6th June 2013, 17:34
Oh dear....

http://th09.deviantart.net/fs8/150/i/2005/322/7/8/Team_J3bus_Judo_Gi_Patch_by_kungfucolin.gif

Germanic?

http://www.karatemart.com/images/products/main/taekwondo-phoenix-patch.jpg

There is one good thing about Kung Fu, they like to point in a very stylised way:

http://custom-mmapatches.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/kung-fu-patch.png

So its cheese then?

http://www.mazzkarate.com/img/mazzKarate_patchCLEAR.gif

Lastly, I think it is a very literal badge.

http://www.orientalgateway.us/page31/page30/page96/files/pl_14_detail_1.png

Andrew S
6th June 2013, 20:04
Or how about when one picture gets ripped off by bad artists to appear on different patches, only they become so anatomically warped that they end up like Popeye or smurfs.
http://www.playwell.co.uk/images/P14.bmp

http://thumbs4.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mi4RP1bPjSSdbCOIuRLn17A.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQermB_iBr4E6ra6mhWdoKCtiTEhFZYryZ70gZ3VF631lNmujMpPQ



How about this one, where the patchmaker couldn't work out which way was up!
http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m7aNO4LS6Jb-rEh-SC_mppA.jpg

I'm pretty sure the "original" for this is a photo in a book. Best Karate: Comprehensive has a similar photo, but I seem to recall a pic of Kanazawa Sensei in his JKA days doing this exact kick with either Nishiyama or Okazaki.

Andrew S
6th June 2013, 20:09
Well, if your fist looks like a reconstruction from Dr. Frankenstein, then I will take my chances.

http://www.valleymartialarts.com/images/products/CobraKaiNoMercyFrontpatch.jpg



Ah, the Cobra Kai badge.
"I wanna look like I'm in an 80's movie"

Andrew S
6th June 2013, 20:45
And yet another with an almost working knowledge of basic Japanese...
http://defeliceryu.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/patch-shobu-tai.jpg
... as written by a 5 year-old

Tripitaka of AA
9th June 2013, 15:05
Ways to incorporate the Ying-Yang, In-yo symbol.

Orientation. Which way up would you place this patch?
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTndDi-KH02vmtu6l5CkXypOkUKwWXjjwd0O5UraygSHYPcOd0Nvg

Two cool images for the price of one, right?
https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTXroyGTzbOspRUIz8bioJ_eZvXV93eFWDAFcckpjcTHb4UBeuf

How about THREE cool images?
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4XRb4PduQZr2zAIxEuwFZu0crCK0tuCA3i5bAP2JPzysTEppj

I'm thinking you collect these and have them up and down the left inner thigh of the dogi, leaving space on the other leg for bladed weapons, firearms and WMDs.
http://www.bytomic.com/images/products/patches-weapons.jpg

I love Americans
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQEDbFwfWnDTGvRpfAuWIHP4D5P-ptGZkpQU0vnnBmdjGMqv1dmGw

This one just gets me all off-balance
https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSy4vB_tLSHA2ErwEzUXcX1UDviNHvf0AtniyiuR6l6MBz97MR-Rw


This one actually works, don't you think. It is available in Kenpo, Karate and they can even squeeze Taekwondo onto it.
https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSaxXhUjhxagHKK79h4gPkMadeq0_X0-3IrrHUYM6ltIH3qL4iv

Andrew S
9th June 2013, 20:52
More orientation issues by the vendor


http://www.ervin-sport.com/data/image/gallery/acc/15956_s.jpg
"Shall we dance?"


http://www.playwell.co.uk/images/P13.bmp
It was only a matter of time...


http://i.ebayimg.com/t/LOT-OF-4-KARATE-MARTIAL-ARTS-EMBROIDERED-PATCHES-PATCH-/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/T~8AAMXQI5tRgVVA/$(KGrHqR,!rQFEd!EF)SSBRgVV!ouHQ~~60_57.JPG

Brian Owens
10th June 2013, 00:58
You can never have too many jumping side kick patches;
http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mzvRaRY_svqoRzZpCWafsHw.jpg

That first one isn't a jumping side kick, though; it's a jumping front kick -- idan ap chagi.

(Have I ever mentioned that I took taekwondo lessons when I was in 9th and 10th grade, before switching to Japanese arts?)

Tripitaka of AA
10th June 2013, 08:25
Drat Brian, you caught my slip-up. Tobi-komi jun-geri I think we might have called it.

cxt
10th June 2013, 11:16
Team Jesus???

Whoa.

Brian Owens
10th June 2013, 17:57
Drat Brian, you caught my slip-up. Tobi-komi jun-geri I think we might have called it.

If I recall, we called it mae tobi geri in Karate-do Shito Ryu Hayashi-ha.

The confusion between it and yoko tobi geri is understandable in this case; the patch isn't exactly great and precise artwork.

Andrew S
9th July 2013, 21:01
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6051/6219875754_844fdf639d_z.jpg
A Chinese word, "Ky" (whatever that is) and Japanese terminology? The mind boggles!!

william northcote
9th July 2013, 21:36
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6051/6219875754_844fdf639d_z.jpg
A Chinese word, "Ky" (whatever that is) and Japanese terminology? The mind boggles!!

KY? As in the lubricant? For those two figures, they may as well need them.:eek:

Brian Owens
9th July 2013, 21:44
A Chinese word, "Ky" (whatever that is)...

Hmm. Very, uh, "interesting."

http://www.wushukykarate.co.uk/history.php

Andrew S
9th July 2013, 23:14
Hmm. Very, uh, "interesting."

http://www.wushukykarate.co.uk/history.php

Don't you love the flipped JKA dojo - kun?

pgsmith
10th July 2013, 16:01
I thought "what a strange organization" until I stumbled across this bit ...

Wu Shu Ky is registered with the English Karate Federation, the British Karate Assosiation, the World Karate Federation and with Juko Kai.

Juko Kai makes it all become crystal! :)

Andrew S
10th July 2013, 20:44
And this one is equally baffling.

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6164/6180284035_fff877e277.jpg
It looks like a mixture of made up stuff and haphazzard katakana with a poorly written 空手 at the bottom of the left-hand column.

pgsmith
11th July 2013, 15:07
Makes you wonder what they thought they were writing. :)

Black and Blue
12th July 2013, 04:22
Hmm. Very, uh, "interesting."

http://www.wushukykarate.co.uk/history.php

I see the school is run by 3 san dans and no seniors."fully qualified to teach karate" They can do warm ups and kihon drills but way to low to operate without a master instructor at least checking on them occasionally.

I noticed that one guy has his hand on his gut instead of the koiguchi during a strange batto.
Phil Scudieri
ZNSBR
www.delawarebudokan.net

Brian Owens
12th July 2013, 06:04
I see the school is run by 3 san dans and no seniors."fully qualified to teach karate" They can do warm ups and kihon drills but way to low to operate without a master instructor...

Maybe "Wu Shu Ky" only has three dan levels, and these guys are the grand masters. ;)