Dragon and Tiger Spirit - Circle

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The Tiger represents earthly strength, ferocity, and tenacity. The early stages of learning Kenpo when the student is more impressed with his own physical abilities and aggressiveness.

The Dragon represents spiritual strength, wisdom, continuity, and spontaneity which comes with maturity, experience, and long hours of training. This mental state is developed through years of training and produces External Focus where the individual focuses on fearing the opponent, but what the individual can do to the opponent. This mindset allows the individual to walk away from an unwarranted conflict knowing victory could have been secured if needed, or if needed, the ability to finish the opponent quickly and efficiently if conflict was inevitable. The individual has learned humility and self-discipline is more important and effective than simply earthly strength.

The colors represent different levels of knowledge and skill. Yellow and Orange are the first levels of proficiency where the individual is still learning the basics. The Black and Red indicate the advanced teaching and knowledge found with years of learning. The Brown in the pupil of the eyes of the Tiger shows the desired to watch and learn from those who are more advanced. Thus the Tiger is the foundation while the Dragon is the expert level of proficiency and skill. However, traces of yellow, orange remind the Dragon to always be humble and capable of performing what is required of those less advanced.

The Circle represents cycles of no beginning and no end; such as life, the movements and spirit in the art of Kenpo, knowledge, Yin and Yang, etc.

The Dividing Lines of the circle represent the eighteen hand movements (directions in which hands may move), the angles from which you can attack or defend, and the pattern in which the feet may travel.

This t-shirt is made of a thicker, heavier cotton, but it's still soft and comfy. And the double stitching on the neckline and sleeves add more durability to what is sure to be a favorite!

• 100% ringspun cotton
• 4.5 oz/y² (153 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Quarter-turned to avoid crease down the center

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL
Length (inches) 28 29 ¼ 30 ¼ 31 ¼ 32 ½
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26