Two opposing forces, which are equal and opposite but form a dynamic equilibrium.
Yin – negative, feminine, black, moon, night, light, soft, internal, defence, lower body, front of body, inward or downward movements, chopping with palm facing downwards.
Yang – positive, masculine, white, sun, day, heavy, hard, external, attack, upper body, back of body, outward or upward movements, chopping with palm facing upwards.
The concept of ‘life force’ is represented by the two dots on the Yin and Yang.
The strength of the life force within the individual is synonymous with their level of skill. Through dedication and hard training of the body and mind, the ultimate force within a martial artist can be attained.
All the above elements, the Yin/Yan, the "Panther" characters and the lines in the badge, combine to represent the fundamentals on which Shaolin Kickboxing has been built.