The "PAL" Pacific League
The PAL Pacific League emblem patch. The fifth patch and latest addition and is also the first and one of a kind. Designed in 2009 representing the peoples of the South Pacific nations and inviting them to join the family. Designed by Arjarn Clint Heyliger of the USMTA, Kru Doug Owens. The Hawaiian transcript written by Naomi Owens from Hawaii.
The patch designed in recognition of the Hawaiian heritage, has each item placed in respect to the Hawaiian ancestors that came long before, fought and united the Hawaiian islands as one people and one nation.
"Nā ʹaumākua iā ka hina kua, iā ka hina alo" literally translates to "Guardian Spirits to my Front and Back." This saying was chosen because both Hawaiian and Thai warriors called upon their 'guardian spirits' and ancestors for protection.
Nā ʹaumākua iā ka hina kua, iā ka hina alo is written on a lei o mano. Lei o Mano is a ancient Hawaiian weapon wrapped with niho mano (shark teeth). The triangles pattern is represents that of the sharks teeth, which is a symbol of protection and strength.
The Hawaiian tiki statue is a carved image that of a God or ancestor used as protection, good luck, and scare away evil spirits, similar to that of the Monkong and the Prajioud.
The colors of 'Red, Yellow and Green' are the original colors of the Hawaiian nation and are represented by in the islands of Hawaii on the patch. The two battling warriors representing the spiritual warriors of Hawaii and Thailand together embraced in a continuous battle, never to win and never to loose but only gaining mutual respect of each other.
Copyright © 2009 USMTA Inc. All rights reserved. March 10, 2010