THE NAL EMBLEM
" We Bow To No
denihani nadahna aidee "
Written in the native language of the
Shoshone nation by Bobby Gray Wolf. It
literally means, ...we will not be
judged or put down by no one....
NAL emblem was designed by Kru Ric Sniffen of the Native
American Muay Thai Association and Arjarn Clint Heyliger
of the United States Muay Thai Association. The colors used
in the NAL logo represent the colors of change and the color
of all races, showing that the NAL is of all people. The
turquoise winged legendary Thunderbird holds the yellow golden
sun between its wings. The yellow sun represents the Father of
Life, the Life giver of all people and all things without
the sun there is no life. Wonk-a-tonka the Great Father. The
Thunderbird is guarded by two proud warriors who
stand prepared. The warriors represent both left and
right. East and West. The 'Blue warrior' of the East represents
the art of Thailand and the 'Red warrior' of the West represents
the "native American" of the Americas. The tail feathers of the
thunderbird display the letters USMTA under the feet as the
foundation of all we are and all we shall become. The design
in the center of the Thunderbirds chest is like that of a
locking mechanism all knowledge is locked within our design
awaiting those who seek the knowledge to be unlocked.
The scarlet red banner proudly displays the words "Nehwe
denihani nadahna aidee" and closely translates to "We Bow To No
One.." a motto that the NAL hopes to abide by.
shaped North American League embroidered patch
shaped USMTA-Native American League embroidered patch
© USMTA Inc. All rights reserved. Revised:
June 24, 2018