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

We Are All One 當我們站起來 (中文字幕) – Short Film about Asian Men in North America

We break up our usual martial arts related posts with something important to the Dynasty Lifestyle and the identity that the Dynasty brand represents. Please DO NOT watch if you are easily offended.

A Chinese student living in North America wonders how things could be different if his people were the dominant race on earth. He discovers that things are not what he expected when he gets warped into an alternate reality where his people have become the dominant race.

Writer / Director / Producer: Danny Hoi-Wah Ho

Filmmaker’s Statement:

    “We Are All One is a sci-fi fantasy short that explores the touchy subject of how Asians are treated and portrayed in western mass media and how it affects the perception of Asians in western society.

    For as long as the medium of film has existed, from “yellowfaceCharlie Chan films to Breakfast At Tiffany’s to Sixteen Candles and most recently The Hangover films, Asians in North America (especially men) have been heavily stereotyped, desexualized and ridiculed.

    Growing up in North America, I have witnessed a lot of Hollywood films depicting Asians in a stereotyped / negative light. They are made fun of, depicted as nerdy and weak, never “get the girl” in a film, or take a backseat to a Caucasian character for no good reason other than racism (Bruce Lee in Green Hornet). I made this film to show people that there is a genuine inequality in the mass media and we should never look at things without asking questions.

    However, instead of attacking the sensitive subject of racial discrimination in the mass media head-on, I decided to create a film based on a script I wrote for my thesis film in film school that asks viewers to rethink what films are actually trying to imply when they are made.

    I hope to be able to open the minds of viewers about how Hollywood films brainwash the masses with storylines and characters that cater to their ideologies and not necessarily present what is true (if you tell a lie a thousand times, it becomes the truth).

    Ultimately, the theme of this film is how power, not race, dictates human behaviour, as whoever controls the mass media will ultimately be able to subconsciously influence our perception of one another.”

Frequently Asked Questions / Comments:

    Q: Low budget? How did you get those 300 Koreans in the film?
    A: Coincidence!

    Q: I’m a Black / Hispanic / Asian etc. woman and I’m offended that there were no women of colour in this film! You love white women only! You’re a racist!
    A: Look closely, there’s actually a Middle Eastern / brown woman in one of the posters. Also, there were roles offered to women of colour in the film and they were included in the script, however it just so happened that on the days of filming they couldn’t make it and their roles were filled with women who happened to be Caucasian / of fair skin. I didn’t purposely omit women of colour in this film. I love women of all colours!

    Q: I’m from Mainland China and I’m upset that you depicted us as under one banner with Taiwan!
    A: It’s just a sci-fi fantasy film. Chill out. I’m Chinese-Canadian born in Hong Kong. I love everyone.

    Q: I’m from Taiwan and I’m upset that you depicted us as under one banner with China!
    A: It’s just a sci-fi fantasy film. Chill out. I’m Chinese-Canadian born in Hong Kong. I love everyone.

    Q: I’m Japanese / Korean / South East Asian / etc. and I’m upset that you left us out!
    A: It’s a short film. I cannot possibly fit every single person in the world in a short film!

    Q: I’m Caucasian and I’m offended! You’re a racist!
    A: After a century of racist Hollywood films, I think I’m entitled to make a film how I see fit for my Asian audience. You should have seen the original script!

    Q: I’m a human being and I thought this was brilliant!
    A: Thank you. Please help spread the word and post this link to your social media networks!

-Dan Kai Wah from DynastyClothingStore.com