||II. The large, round symbol is from Chinese philosophy, and is called Yin (black) and Yang (white), which together, represent the fundamental forces of nature.
The physical world is comprised of energy. This energy is in constant flow, represented by the circle made of the interconnected shapes of Yin and Yang. This circle is also known as the Taiji Great Ultimate or Extremity) diagram. All manifestations, cycles and changes in the universe may be represented through this symbol. As day cannot exist without night, male without female, up without down, action and rest, death and rebirth all depend upon one another for existence.
The color of the logo is black and white, symbolizing the balance between yin and yang and our ever-present struggle to differentiate and choose between good and bad.
In short, Yin and Yang in the Taiji symbol represent the natural balance and constant change in all things. By understanding the principles of Yin and Yang, one may find Dao, ‘the Way’…a path to understanding life.
This Taiji symbol, superimposed over Wu (martial), represents the life of martial arts, its change, its ideals, and the path of learning one may take towards self-improvement and understanding.