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.
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
denihani nadahna aidee" and closely translates to "We Bow To No
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
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
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)
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.
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.
these colors may spread, but they don't run.