B) The white between the octagon and the large black circle signifies the purity of the art. It is self explanatory why techniques and all knowledge should have a pure reference source.
C) The large black circle represents the circular movements of jujutsu. Circular movements are the primary tool for manipulating balance and redirecting an opponents line of attack. Circular movements are also effective in defeating greater strength.
D) The red half of the circle represents the hard phase of Ni Tatsu Ryu Jujutsu.
Ni Tatsu Ryu incorporates many techniques of hard-style karate systems such as Seidokan and Kempo.
E) The white half of the circle represents the soft phase of Ni Tatsu Ryu. If the jujutsuka chooses, he may simply redirect a line of attack using the circular type movements. Usually, it is often a mixture of both soft and hard techniques that are employed.
F) The dark line separating the red from the white represents the half moon step (sanchin-hoko) and “S” shaped movements used in Ni Tatsu Ryu Jujutsu. These movements help provide some midline defence.
NI TATSU RYU defined: Ni stands two, TATSU stands for dragon, Ryu stands for system; ie. the soft, hard system of Jujutsu.
Our emblem has many meanings pertaining to the art of Ni Tatsu Ryu Jujutsu. Understanding the meaning of the emblem is an essential part of a Jujutsuka’s training. Every member of the organisation should know what each part of the emblem represents as the various parts of the emblem represent the theories and nature of nearly all the techniques within the art.
A) Each point of the octagon stands for one of the eight points of balance. Understanding balance and the methods of manipulating the balance of one’s opponent is a primary key to accomplishing good techniques.