Front – MMA Design
Back – 3-V Design
Right Sleeve – BK Live Pono Seal Design
Left Sleeve – MMA Hawai‘i Design
The MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Design consist of a fighting man made from the world’s greatest and most popular martial arts (see list below).
Kung Fu (China)
Tae Kwon Do (Korea)
Muay Thai (Thailand)
Krav Maga (Israel)
Created for Mixed Martial Art practitioners and fans, the design honors Hawaii’s founding fathers of Mixed Martial Arts including, but not limited to: Seishiro “Henry” Okazaki, Tetsuo “Rubberman” Higami, Walter Niakala Godin, Al Dacascos, Charles Kalani, and John Hackleman. Our design also honors Hawai‘i’s MMA competitive practitioners, including BJ “The Prodigy” Penn, Max “The Blessed” Holloway, and all the other fighters who proudly represent Hawai‘i in the ring and cage.
The 3V Design consist of the Latin phrase, Veni, Vidi, Vici, translated to: I came, I saw, I conquered. The phrase is attributed to Julius Ceasar (47 BC.) describing his conquest as head of the Roman Empire. At the bottom of the design is MMXIV which stands for 2014, the year Black Koa was established.
Wear the MMA design when you are ready to Conquer and Dominate! But remember to stay humble, live pono, and understand that all knowledge is not found in one school.