The triangle represents various concepts within the System.
Shape – represents the core footwork patterns.
Corners – represent balance (physical, mental and spiritual)
Color (gold) – represent the actual process of converting gold into valuable jewelry
Opening – is a reminder to be open to new ideas. To think outside the triangle.
The eagle represents leadership and its qualities.
Vision – The eagle flies at high altitudes, above trees and mountains. It’s very attentive and watches its prey closely. Their eyes are designed for long-distance focus and clarity. Once the eagle has selected its prey, it never loses focus of it until it grabs it.
Fearless – An eagle is not discouraged by the size of its prey. Using a remarkable hunting strategy, they have been known to hunt preys that are heavier and larger than they are.
Tenacious – The eagle is able to fly into a storm without hesitation. It will adjust its wings and use the storm’s current to literally soar above it, sometimes achieving greater heights than it normally would.
Re-energize – Every so often an eagle will isolate itself to pluck out old feathers to grow new and stronger ones, and sharpen their beaks and claws.
The Universal Pattern was developed by Ed Parker, founder of American Kenpo Karate. The pattern represents all the possible movements and combinations in martial arts.
- to rise above or extend notably beyond ordinary limits
- to outstrip or outdo in some attribute, quality, or power
- to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of – (overcome)
- to be prior to, beyond, and above (the universe or material existence)