Our Logo

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Pacific Wave Jiu-jitsu
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'The Great Wave Off Kanagawa'
Inspired by the painting 'The Great Wave Off Kanagawa' by Hokusai Katsushika in the 1830s, our logo symbolizes how something as soft and flexible water can generate great power, as with the ideals of Jiu-jitsu. It is also styled to be a yin-yang, symbolizing the 'give and take' embodied in eastern martial arts training and philosophy. The orange we use in combination with our logo symbolizes the setting sun of the west coast, alluding to the style of Can-ryu, a modern, Westernized style of the traditional Japanese martial art.