Logo explanation

Text is taken from IOGKF brochure

I.O.G.K.F. Logo

The sky and earth on Japanese are "kenkon". "Ken" is sky, "kon" is earth. A circle represents the sky; a square - the earth, symbolizing immensity of the sky and earth. The sky corresponds to softness, earth - to hardness. The sign expresses harmony of hardness and softness in a nature - sky and earth.
The Goju-Ryu meaning is directly connected to a sign as it also means hardness - softness. Go is hardness, Ju is softness.
Chojun Miyagi is not excluded off because an idea is stated from the international point of view. But it is necessary to explain, that the symbol inside a circle is a Miyagi family emblem, because the idea of sky and earth, hard and soft was invented by master Miyagi.

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