The School Patch is a symbolic definition of Taekwondo
The man is executing one of the most difficult, yet beautiful kicks. The side kick has the reputation of being one of the hardest kicks to master and the most aggressive and lethal kick in martial arts. The fist long ago became the symbol of power, discipline and self defense. When you have to defend yourself you will ultimately have to use your fist to do so.
So also it is fitting to have a rose in the palm of the fist, for it is only by understanding the soft, delicate, and gentle side of us that we can continue on the balanced path that is called “martial arts”.
The Rose is one of the few flowers that also has a thorn of defense, which is very symbolic of how we need to be in life. In order to have harmony and balance, we must understand there is a need for hard and soft, light and dark, Ying and Yang
NOTE – Your school patch is to be worn on the left (breast) side of your uniform
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