West Los Angeles Branch

What is KANKU and its meaning?

Kanku mark means universal, international, power and balance of strength. The 5 spaces represent five continents: Africa, Asia, America, Australia, and South Pole. World is one.

The finger tips (end points) represent the high’s and low’s of our training (when we win a fight, or when we lose a fight).

The sides represent our wrists and the strength of our training. Our training keeps us humble when life is good, and helps us get through the times when life is bad.

The circle around the outside represents the continuity of life (for every beginning there is an end).

One of the goals of Kyokushinkai is world peace. It also represents Kyokushin world-wide effect.