Q: Why the Bushido in your logo?
A: These women fought in battle alongside samurai men. They were members of the bushi (samurai) class in feudal Japan and were trained in the use of weapons to protect their household, family, and honor in times of war. The Bushido Warrior in my logo was drawn by local Long Beach, CA artist LaJon Miller. From the moment I first laid eyes on this drawing, she stirred something inside of me. Look at her, she has all the strength and confidence of a warrior and yet she exudes the curves and softness of a woman. Every time I look at her I hear her say, "I believe in my inner strength but never mistake my softness for weakness." Her look sums up my reason for studying Martial Arts and I believe this is something everyone woman wants on some level. "It's important to know when to pick up your sword, and when to lay it down." ~ Sensei Nancy Mueller