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:

  1. Alpha is the first letter in the Greek alphabet and represents the beginning, the first or most significant occurrence of something.
  2. Alpha Centauri is the brightest star in the southern constellation and is one of the brightest in the night sky.
  3. 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.”