Monday Miyagi 091309
What’s In A Name?
I chose the name “Alpha Martial Arts” long before I opened the school. I don’t remember when exactly, but I do remember telling Mrs. Herrman that I was going to name my future school Alpha Martial Arts as we strolled through Battery Park in NYC almost 10 years ago.
There are 3 significant meanings to Alpha:
- Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet and represents the beginning, the first or most significant occurrence of something.
- Alpha Centauri is the brightest star in the southern constellation and is one of the brightest in the night sky.
- Alpha is the leader in a wolf pack. The word is non-gender specific and refers to both the alpha male and the alpha female (the alpha pair).
The combination of these 3 meanings is a big part of why I named the school Alpha Martial Arts and developed our tagline, “Developing Black Belt Leaders & Shining Stars.”