Drysdale’s School Of Tae
The Tiger – Myth,
Reality, and our School’s Logo
The Chinese character
representing three is called KHIEN and it is written as three long horizontal
It is one of the four trigrams of the Korean flag. The upper line symbolizes
heaven, the middle line stands for mortals and the lower line symbolizes Earth.
When one aspired to be king, he had to achieve all three
levels. The symbol for “King” is a vertical line down the center of “Khien.”
This symbol ironically is on the fore head of the Tiger.
can see the symbol for King on this Tiger’s fore head.
Just how did the tiger get
“An ancient Vietnamese myth tells of a man who once tried to show
the great beast just who is boss by tying the tiger to a tree and setting the
The powerful cat was so accustomed to pain that it strained
against the burning ropes until it finally broke free. The black streaks seared
on its fur remained as the only visible evidence of the animals near
The Tiger is the symbol of Drysdale’s
School of Tae Kwon Do. The Tiger displays stealth, speed, cunning, agility,
strength, and endurance. These qualities are very instrumental in the
development of a Martial Artist. For this reason it was chosen as our Schools’
Did you know that there are no Tigers in Africa?
Did you know that there are Black Tigers with no stripes?
Master David D. Drysdale Sr.
VII Dan ITF/USITF/DSOTKD
Mrs. Joan M. Drysdale VI Dan ITF/USITF/DSOTKD