Product Description

Front – MMA Design
Back – 3-V Design
Right Sleeve – BK Live Pono Seal Design
Left Sleeve – MMA Hawai‘i Design

MMA 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).

Martial Arts:
Silat (Indonesia)
Kung Fu (China)
Jiu-Jitsu (Brazil)
Karate (Japan)
Judo (Japan)
Lua (Hawaii)
Tae Kwon Do (Korea)
Muay Thai (Thailand)
Escrima (Philippines)
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.

3-V Design
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.

MMXIV which stands for 2014, the year Black Koa was established.

BK Wings Design
The BK Wings Design consists of  BK within a skull outline and wings.  BK refers to Black Koa.  Black Koa referst to “Warriors of Mana,” and pays homage to the ancient warriors of Kaʻu.  BK reminds us to be modern day warriors for what is Pono.  The skull represents our iwi kūpuna (ancestors) and reminds us that our kūpuna are with us and that we must honor them by our positive acts and deeds.  The wings represent the ‘Io (Hawaiian Hawk), ancient symbol of royalty and mana (authority and spiritual power).  The kaona (deeper/hidden meaning) of the ‘Io wings is to remind us that we are all of royal birth with unlimited potential as sons and daughters of ke Akua (God).

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 martial art school.

Additional Information

Black Koa gear feature positive messaging, limited editions, and iconic designs. We print on 100% cotton or cotton blends for maximum coolness and comfort. Designs are created in and inspired by the history, power, and beauty of Hawai‘i. Much of BK’s printing is done by hand using eco-friendly (biodegradable) inks when available. A portion of every BK purchase is contributed to environmental and cultural programs. BK only prints on garments/material made in the U.S.A. Your purchase comes with a 100% Satisfaction - “Shaka Guarantee.”


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