It’s here. The 12″ embroidered Oracle Jiu Jitsu academy patch.
Sick three tone weave patch made from the hand illustrated drawing by Lee himself.
On a quiet warm June morning, seated at a smooth danish dining table and chair over a concrete polished floor, overlooking the Santa Cruz beach in California, Lee woke up, grabbed his coffee and sketch book and made two or three sketches. Images had been brewing in his mind over the year. Sketches littered his home back in Toronto. Failed attempts. Some decent ideas. His family always never shy to call it like it is.
. . . just “too weird” for people.
Family. Tough crowd. But I have faith. You get it.
On this eventful morning. Lee may have pulled it off. The product image you are looking at is the winning design.
What Lee wanted to capture was the essence of what Oracle Jiu Jitsu stood for while establishing the grass roots brand of a hand sketched illustration, drawing from various facets of Jiu Jitsu life. Strength/Fortitude, Agility/Speed and Knowledge/Technique.
So take a closer look at the beautiful detail. See if you can identify the three cornerstones of Oracle fight culture. The hidden meaning behind the ‘dragon of knowledge’. The skull at the apex of the strongest platonic solid, the triangle. Soak it in. Like Jiu Jitsu, there’s more than meets the eye.