The USMTA flag was originally designed in 1990 however it was never used as the standard emblem until 2007. It was finally placed as the USMTA flag emblem in September 2007. Since then, the flag has been seen around the world.
The NAL(usa) Native American League flag is the first of its kind ever. A proud mark for the association and a reminder of all native American fighters known and unknown. this standard is to bring to light their contribution to the world of Muay Thai. Also designed in 2007 and is designated in positions of high recognition shortly. It not only represents Native Americans from the mainland, but also of those from Hawaii and Puerto Rico and other dependencies. The 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 the design awaiting those who seek the knowledge to be unlocked. The scarlet red banner proudly displays the motto "Nehwe denihani nadahna aidee" and closely translates to "We Bow To No One.."
The NAL (can) North American League flag is also the first and of a kind. Designed in 2007 representing the peoples of the First Nations and inviting to to the family our Canadian brethren. Designed by Kru Ric Sniffen, Arjarn Clint Heyliger and Kru Mike Martelle, of the First Nations Muay Thai Council, a professional Muay Thai instructor and a proud member of the Kanienkehaka, or Mohawk Nation. This flag designed to include al northern nations and opening competitions and events across both boarders. and to raise awareness of aboriginal peoples worldwide.
On the flag is displayed the symbol of the Turtle a Native American symbol used for thousands of years as symbol of mother earth. The colors represent the blue of the sky, the green of the earth, the yellow of the life giving sun and the red for the blood of the people. The Thai fighter in the position of the Ram Muay "ritual dance of respect" kneels across the back of the turtle representing that the sport of Muay Thai extends across the world. He kneels upon the paw print of the Great bear, an ancient native symbol of strength and skill. "Rohskenrakehte" is written above the in the banner in Mohawk.
The SAL (sa) South American League flag. The fourth Flag and latest addition to the set is also the first and one of a kind. Designed in 2009 representing the peoples of the South American Nations and inviting to join the family. Designed by Arjarn Clint Heyliger of the USMTA and Kru Mike Martelle, of the First Nations Muay Thai Council. This flag designed to include all the nations on the southern continent and opening competitions and events across both three boarders. Incorporated into the pale blue background representing the color of turquoise a semi precious stone found in the America's, and resting on this is the Mighty Inca/Aztec sun raised behind the prominent Mayan temple dedicated to the sun god. A Thai warrior performs the Ram Muay on top of the temple framed by the sun. Incorporated into the flag are the Colors red, white and blue representing the colors of the US and Thailand. Emblazoned across the top are the words Liga SurAmericana (South American League)
The CARL Caribbean League flag. The fifth Flag to the addition and first one for the Caribbean Islands. Designed in 2009 representing the peoples of the Caribbean Nations and inviting them to join the USMTA Muay Thai family. Designed by Arjarn Clint Heyliger, this flag made to include all the nation Islands of the Caribbean and opening Muay Thai competitions and events across Caribbean seas. Emblazoned onto the cloud white background, and framed by tropical green palmed coconut trees with the yellow sun in the center, stand two Thai fighters of the Caribbean in a traditional Thai fighting stance. They stand upon the golden sand beached Caribbean Islands surrounded by the clear blue sea, and bridging the gap between the tropical islands is the USMTA land bridge. Raised above the coconut trees are the proud words ' West Indies' Muay Thai.
These flags are steadily making their way across the world and are appearing in many nations as collectors pieces for Muay Thai. A proud part of promotion and recognition. Yes, these colors may spread, but they don't run.