Korean Zombie to GSP – “You wore a Nazi symbol” (Hayabusa Imperial Japanese flag gi)

Georges St. Pierre wearing Hayabusa's offensive Rising Sun gi design using the Japanese Imperial Flag that represents war crimes and atrocities
Georges St. Pierre wearing Hayabusa’s offensive Rising Sun gi design using the Japanese Imperial Flag that represents war crimes and atrocities

An open letter from the Korean Zombie to GSP regarding him wearing Hayabusa’s “Rising Sun” gi (Imperial Japanese flag design) during his walk out at UFC 158, found on Chan Sung Jung’s Facebook:

“Hi, My name is Chan Sung Jung from South Korea. As one of many Koreans who like you as an incredible athlete, I feel like I should tell you that many Korean fans, including myself, were shocked to see you in your gi designed after the Japanese ‘Rising Sun Flag’. For Asians, this flag is a symbol of war crimes, much like the German Hakenkreuzflagge. Did you know that? I hope not.

Just like Nazis, the Japanese also committed atrocities under the name of ‘Militarism’. You can easily learn what they’ve done by googling (please do), although it’s only the tiny tip of an enormous iceberg.

Furthermore, the Japanese Government never gave a sincere apology, and still to this day, so many victims are dying in pain, heartbroken, without being compensated. But many westerners like to wear clothes designed after the symbol under which so many war crimes and so much tragedy happened, which is ridiculous.

I know most of them are not militarists. I know most of them do not approve unjustified invasion, torture, massacre, etc. They’re just ignorant. It’s such a shame that many westerners are not aware of this tragic fact. Wearing Rising Sun outfits is as bad as wearing clothes with the Nazi mark on it, if not worse.

Since you’re influenced by Japanese Martial Arts, your wearing a headband designed after Japanese flag is understandable. But again, that huge ‘Rising Sun’ on your Gi means something else.

Many people say GSP is the best Welterweight fighter throughout history, to which I totally agree. This means you have a great influence on every single fan of yours all around the world. And I do believe your wearing ‘the symbol of War Crime’ is a very bad example for them, not to mention for yourself.

So, what do you reckon? Do you want to wear the same Gi next time as well?”

– Chan Sung Jung

Hayabusa fail.
Hayabusa fail.

We here at Dynasty spoke about this on MMA forums in the past but not many people believed us. They thought we were making it up and that the flag was no different than any other country’s flag. It finally took a UFC superstar in the Korean Zombie to stand up and make a lot of people aware of the Imperial Japanese flag’s true meaning.

For those who need a history lesson, a short music video on The Rape of Nanking: “Truth Serum”

And a very eye opening short documentary on Japanese war crimes and atrocities in World War II: “Rising Shun”

We as Dynasty have seen plenty of these kinds of fetish, ignorant designs and symbols on many American clothing brands, and we feel sorry for those who have bought into it. That’s why we created Dynasty because we’re here to change things and bring authenticity to communities worldwide. When you buy a Dynasty item, you don’t have to worry about offending others, unless of course if they grow jealous of your style!

-Dan Kai Wah from DynastyClothingStore.com

The Beauty of Lyoto Machida’s Karate Techniques (3 Slow Motion Videos)


We’ve touched on the effectiveness and the relative esoteric nature of Lyoto Machida’s Karate techniques in MMA before. But instead of explaining them again, we found three example videos that breakdown all of Machida’s techniques that stem from his Karate background for you to dissect and enjoy.

For Karate guys, the concept of “Ikken Hissatsu 一拳必殺” or “to annihilate with one blow”, countering / intercepting an opponent during the start of his motion, is old news. But for those who don’t train Karate, instead of screaming “boring” the next time you watch one of his fights, watch these videos and you may begin to better appreciate just what Machida’s game is all about.

Trips / Takedowns:

Karate trips and sweeps off balance an opponent very easily when they don’t know what to look for.

Signature Knee:

Because Karate lacks a short range weapon, he created one himself to use in MMA in case an opponent came in too close for him to use his punch.

Signature Counter Punch:

Knocking guys out left right and center with the surprise Karate straight punch!

One last note about Lyoto Machida’s Karate in MMA:
It works best when Machida is backpedaling and countering than if he’s attacking and moving forward because Karate attacks in a straight line and can be countered with hooks on the way in. His opponent cannot change the course of his action mid-way through so it is best to counter attack just when his opponent has started moving forward.

Unless, Machida’s opponent times or feints his own attack in order to lure him to counter attack, in which his opponent counter attacks his counter attack (Jon Jones in the 2nd round with an overhand right, Mauricio Shogun Rua in their 2nd fight with a left hook).

-Dan Kai Wah from DynastyClothingStore.com