Yaw-Yan Seal

Yaw-Yan Seal


Yaw-Yan practitioners are expected to lead their life based on each of the significance of the Yaw-Yan Seal.

All lines on the Yaw-Yan logo show the non-resistance principle of Yaw-Yan. This is what Yaw-Yan practitioners commonly refer to as "go with the flow". The non-opposing lines flow continously and fluidly, either with others or independently on its own.

There are 3 main colours inside the black circle which signifies the same meaning as the Philippine flag:

White for Peace, which can also mean truth or purity;
Red for Bravery; and
Blue for Loyalty.

White signifies Peace. It covers the largest colours than red and blue to remind us to be always at peace and to live harmoniously with others. White also signifies Truth or Purity.

Red signifies Bravery and Preparedness: being always ready for what is to come. The space it occupies on the seal also stands for 40 basic kicks. This colour is on a sort of elliptical or eclipsing shape. Imagine this to resemble the Philippine bamboo tree - when young, it boasts to reach the sky. It continues on as it grows, but gradually in time as it ages, it bends humbly forward. This is the same as the learning process common not only in all martial arts but life in general.

Blue stands for Loyalty and Allegiance. It is next to red and also occupies the space next to white. The space it occupies on the seal also stands for 12 bolo punches. Notice that this colour is on a humbly smaller round circle than the other circles, where it begun it continues without end. It is directly connected to the bigger circle, signifying loyalty to the organisation. Yaw-Yan members are loyal to the brotherhood, the organisation, and toi its founder. When they become an advanced disciple, Yaw-Yan practitioners are not given a belt (which they say can easily be taken off your waist), but carry a branded mark that they'll carry with them wherever they go, signifying that they are part of the whole. They are expected to willingly accept the hot iron brand, giving up their ego and their fears, to pledge their loyalty. "Once a Yaw-Yan, always a Yaw-Yan."

The successive circles stand for: Infinite Power (the outer black circle), Secrecy (white circle between the first and second black circle), and Organisation and Honour (second black circle), respectively. The latter represents the traditional hierarchy within the times. The blue circle, the red allipse, and white space are all directly connected to this third circle, all remind Yaw-Yan practitioners that life's most valued treasure (more valuable than life itself) is their Honour. One of their expressions is that "Honour is their wealth".

All the curving lines and the colours - black, white, red and blue - stand for the creed declaration: "Yaw-Yan is my weapon."