Friday, March 31, 2017

FACE-OFF FRIDAY: Patches on Uniforms

IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY!

Today I'd like to get your take on uniform patches.

Some martial arts schools use patches for a variety of purposes. There will be a patch or patches for the school, the system, and/or the organization the school belongs to.  There will be flag patches of the country they are in, maybe even the state they are in (especially in Texas!), and the flag of the country in which their style or organization originates.  And they'll have achievement patches - a patch to recognize mastery in a specific sub-set of skills or system within their school, or other martial arts achievement, academic achievement, and patches representing participation in various events, like tournaments.

Other schools have few to no patches at all on their uniforms - if they have one, it's usually just the school/style patch on the chest, and rarely anything else.

There's good arguments to be made for either point of view (and many of us fall somewhere in the middle).  But I want to know what YOU think?

WHAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR PATCHES ON MARTIAL ARTS UNIFORMS?