The Name Dragon Ball Kai in Japanese on a Custom-Made Scroll.

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  1. Dragon Ball Kai

  2. American Football

  3. Football / Futbol

  4. Soccer / Football / Futbol

  5. Kai

  6. Celestial Dragon

  7. Aikikai

  8. American Football

  9. Armor

10. Blue Dragon / Azure Dragon

11. Black Dragon

12. Blue Dragon

13. Bruce Lee

14. Water Dragon / Coiled Dragon

15. Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

16. Flying Dragon Horse

17. Dragon / Emperor Symbol

18. Dragon Fist

19. The Spirit of the Dragon Horse

20. The Spirit of the Dragon Horse and Power of a Tiger

21. Dragon Lady

22. Dragon and Phoenix

23. Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck

24. The Five Animals

25. Dragon Spirit

26. The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger

27. Dragon Warrior

28. Earth Dragon

29. Fire Dragon

30. Flying Dragon

31. Soccer / Football / Futbol

32. Golden Dragon

33. Green Dragon / Blue Dragon

34. Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger

35. Home of the Black Dragon

36. Home of the Dragon

37. Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon

38. Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai

39. Isshin-Ryu / Isshinryu

40. Isshin Ryu Karate Do

41. Kai

42. Kai Zen / Kaizen

43. Laughing Dragon Kung Fu

44. Little Dragon

45. Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai

46. Red Dragon

47. Red Dragon / Vermillion Dragon

48. Tai Chi Ball

49. Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint

50. Wado-Kai Aikido

51. Wado-Kai

52. Wado-Ryu

53. Wado-Ryu Karate

54. Water Dragon / Rain Dragon

55. The Way of the Dragon

56. White Dragon

57. Yellow Dragon

58. Dragon

59. Budo-Kai

60. Shinyo-Kai

61. Karate-Do Shinyo-Kai

62. Celestial Dragon / Tian Long

63. Bushi Kai

64. Goshin-Kai

65. Dragon Crane Tiger

66. Budo Kai Jutsu

67. Iron Dragon


Dragon Ball Kai

doragon bouru kai
Dragon Ball Kai Scroll

ドラゴンボール改 is the name for Doragon Bōru Kai (Dragon Ball Revised), a high-definition remastered and recut of the original Dragon Ball Z, released on the 20th anniversary.


Note: Because this selection contains some special Japanese Katakana characters, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

American Football

ame futou
American Football Scroll

アメフト is a short word that means “American football” in Japanese.

It is supposed to sound like an abbreviated version, “ame futo” which sounds like “ah-may foot-oh” (American Football).

There's not a great standard way to say “football” in Japanese, as the sport is not popular in Japan. Other Japanese terms for football can be confused with soccer or rugby.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Soccer

American Football

a me ri kan fu tto bo ru
American Football Scroll

アメリカンフットボール is the full/long title for “American football” in Japanese Katakana.

It is “Amerikan Futtoboru” which is supposed to sound like “American Football.”


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.


See Also:  Soccer

Football / Futbol

futto bouru
Football / Futbol Scroll

フットボール is one of a few different titles for football in Japan.

This one is supposed to sound like the international word “football / futbol.”


Note: This word is seldom if ever associated with the sport of American football.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Soccer / Football / Futbol

shuu kyuu
Soccer / Football / Futbol Scroll

蹴球 is the title for football or soccer in Japanese Kanji and old Korean Hanja.

The sport is very popular in both Japan and Korea (Korea and Japan co-hosted the football World Cup in 2002 - a world-class sporting event held every four years that rivals the Olympics).

In Japan, they sometimes say サッカ (sakka) or フットボール (futto bouru) in place of the pronunciation shown above. 蹴球 is supposed to sound like the English word soccer and football/futbol respectively.

The first Kanji means kick and the second means ball. So technically, this means “kick ball” in Japanese and Korean (this is just an educational note - this will always be understood as the game of soccer/football).


FYI: This game would never be confused with American Football in Japan or Korea. Unlike the game of American basketball and baseball (both quite popular in Japan and Korea), there is only a vague awareness of a rugby-like game that is also called football in the USA.

kai
Kai Scroll

カイ is the name Kai in Japanese.


Note: Because this title is entirely Japanese Katakana, it should be written by a Japanese calligrapher.

Celestial Dragon

ten ryuu bito
Celestial Dragon Scroll

天竜人 is Celestial Dragon or Tenryūbito in Japanese.

This title is associated with the One Piece Manga/Anime series. This title is also translated in this context as “World Nobles” with the literal meaning “Heavenly Dragon Folk” or “Heaven Dragon Person/People.”

Can also be romanized as Tenryūbito, Tenryūhito, or Tenryūjin.

ai ki kai
Aikikai Scroll

合気会 or “Aikikai” is the original school of Aikido.

Several organizations use this title. The first was established in Japan in 1940 (The Aikikai Foundation or 財団法人合気会).

The only difference between this title and Aikido is the last character, “kai” which means club, group, fraternity, organization, or assembly.

Note: This title may be romanized with a dash like this: Aiki-Kai.

American Football

měi shì gǎn lǎn qiú
American Football Scroll

美式橄欖球 is the Chinese title for “American football” (not to be confused with international football known as soccer in the USA).

If you are a player or fan of American football, this will make a great wall scroll for your home.

The first two characters mean “American style.”
The last three characters mean football or rugby (a game involving an oblong or ovoid ball).
The “American” adjective is needed in this title to differentiate between Canadian football, Australian rules football, and rugby.


See Also:  Soccer

kǎi
yoroi
Armor Scroll

鎧 is a simple way to write armor/armour in Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja.

Armor This can also be Yoroi (a Japanese place name). It can also refer to mail as chain mail.

Blue Dragon / Azure Dragon

qīng lóng
sei ryuu
Blue Dragon / Azure Dragon Scroll

青龍 is a scholarly title for “Blue Dragon” or “Azure Dragon.”

You'll find this title used in ancient Chinese literature and astronomy. This dragon has dominion over the eastern sky or eastern heavens. The Azure Dragon is also noted for representing the spring season. Also seen as an auspicious omen.

Emperor Huizong of the Song Dynasty canonized the five colored dragons as “kings.” The Azure Dragon represents the most compassionate of kings.

In Japanese, this title is known with the same meaning but can also be a given name, Seiryuu or Seiryu.


Note, the first character can be written as 青 OR 靑. Same character, just two ways to write it.

Black Dragon

hēi lóng
koku ryuu
Black Dragon Scroll

黑龍 is a generic title for “Black Dragon.”

The first character is black color.
The second means dragon.

Black Dragon

xuān lóng
Black Dragon Scroll

玄龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say “Black Dragon.”

玄龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means black or mysterious.

The second character means dragon.

This black dragon represents a king dwelling in the depths of the mystic waters.

Black Dragon

mò lóng
Black Dragon Scroll

墨龍 is a cool way to say “Black Dragon.”

墨龍 is literally “Ink Dragon.” The ink part is black Chinese ink, the deepest, darkest ink available for thousands of years.

Blue Dragon

cāng lóng
Blue Dragon  Scroll

蒼龍 is one of a couple of possible titles for “blue dragon” (occasionally also translated as “green dragon”).

The first character means “deep blue” or “azure.”

The last character is dragon.

lǐ xiǎo lóng
bu ruu su ri
Bruce Lee Scroll

李小龍 is the real full name of Bruce Lee.

Bruce Lee Many people have no idea that Bruce Lee had a “real” Chinese name. In Mandarin and Cantonese, he is known as “Lǐ XiǎoLóng” and “Léi SíuLùng” respectively.

He kept his family name pronunciation (Li = Lee). 李 is a common family name that also means “plum.”

His given name 小龍 (Xiao-Long), literally means “little dragon.” 李小龍 is why you often see the character for dragon associated with Bruce Lee on various posters etc.

For a pronunciation lesson, the “X” in Romanized Mandarin is pronounced like a “sh” sound but with your tongue at the bottom of your mouth. The vowel sound in “Long” is like the English “oh,” not like the “ah” sound in the English word “long.”

If you are a big Bruce Lee fan, you should know this information, and you should have this wall scroll hanging in your room or martial arts studio.

Note: Japanese use these same Chinese characters / Kanji to write Bruce Lee's real name (with different pronunciation - which is a bit like how the name “Bruce Lee” sounds in English).


See Also:  Kung Fu | Martial Arts

Water Dragon / Coiled Dragon

pān lóng
han ryuu
Water Dragon / Coiled Dragon Scroll

蟠龍 is sometimes seen as a lower-level of dragon or a dragon that has not-yet-reached its potential.

蟠龍 is often defined as a “lake dragon” that has not ascended to heaven.
Another way to put that is a dragon coiled on the earth, which has not yet ascended to the sky.

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon

wò hǔ cáng lóng
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon Scroll

臥虎藏龍 is the movie title of the Kung Fu epic that was very popular in the west a few years back.

This is a re-ordering of an ancient Chinese proverb that refers to undiscovered talents.

The movie was one of the most popular Chinese foreign films to ever debut in the USA but received a lukewarm reception in China.

Note: This can be pronounced in Korean, but it's not a commonly used term.

Flying Dragon Horse

fēi lóng mǎ
hi ryuu me
Flying Dragon Horse Scroll

飛龍馬 is the title for a “flying dragon-horse.”

This can refer to a mythical beast or, more realistically, a very fast horse at the track.

Dragon / Emperor Symbol

lóng
ryuu / tatsu
Dragon / Emperor Symbol Scroll

竜 is an alternate form of the dragon.

Still pronounced the same in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

This particular Kanji is often associated as an imperial symbol as well as representing the mythical Asian dragon. You may have seen it on the chest or flag of the emperor in old Japanese and Chinese movies.

Note: I would rate this as a non-universal alternate form. The other dragon character is by far more common, and universally understood.


We strongly recommend symbol of dragon if you are looking for the symbol of dragon.


See Also:  Phoenix | Emperor | King

lóng quán
Dragon Fist Scroll

龍拳 is a title that literally means “Dragon Fist.”

The Spirit of the Dragon Horse

lóng mǎ jīng shén
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse Scroll

龍馬精神 is an old proverb that is used to wish someone good health and success combined as a great compliment.

The meaning is “The vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse.” These four characters are often accompanied by four more which mean “...and the power and prestige of the tiger.” Here we are just offering the first part which is considered the short version.

By giving a wall scroll like this to someone, you were either wishing or telling them that they have an amazing quality. There is also a suggestion of good health - at least anyone with the vigor of a dragon horse would seem to also be in good health.


Note: In Japanese, this would be read as the spirit of 坂本龍馬 (Sakamoto_Ryōma), a beloved rebel who help abolish the old Japanese feudal system. This can be confusing, so I am declaring this proverb to be Chinese only.

The Spirit of the Dragon Horse and Power of a Tiger

lóng mǎ jīng shén hǔ hǔ shēng wēi
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse and Power of a Tiger Scroll

龍馬精神虎虎生威 is an old proverb that is used to wish someone great health and success combined as a great compliment.

The meaning is “The vigor and spirit of the legendary dragon-horse and the power and prestige of the tiger.”

By giving a wall scroll like this to someone, you were either wishing or telling them that they have these qualities. There is also a suggestion of good health - at least anyone with the vigor of a dragon horse would seem to also be in good health.

lóng nǚ
Dragon Lady Scroll

龍女 is literally “Dragon Lady” or “Dragon Woman.”

Dragon and Phoenix

lóng fèng
ryuu hou
Dragon and Phoenix Scroll

龍鳳 is the simplest way to express “Dragon and Phoenix” in Chinese and Japanese.

This title can be used to represent, “The emperor and empress,” or a metaphor for an outstanding personage.

It should be noted that this is most often used as a given name, “Ryuuhou” in Japanese. It may be read more as a name than by meaning in Japanese.

Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck

lóng fèng chéng xiáng
Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck  Scroll

龍鳳呈祥 is often seen at weddings and other celebrations in China.

It suggests that the dragon and phoenix will bring you auspicious tidings.

The first character is a dragon.
The second is a phoenix.
The third is presents or brings.
And the last means auspicious, propitious, or luck.

Throughout China, the dragon and phoenix are symbols of good fortune. You will see these auspicious figures as decorative symbols on everything from buildings, furniture, wedding costumes, and sculptures in public parks to caskets and items used in ceremonies.

The Five Animals

Dragon Snake Tiger Leopard Crane

lóng shé hǔ bào hè
ryuu hebi tora hyou tsuru
The Five Animals Scroll

龍蛇虎豹鶴 is a list of the Chinese characters for the five animals of Shaolin Kung Fu in a comfortable order (meaning that they are in the proper order and will “feel right” to a Chinese person who views this arrangement).

Dragon Spirit

lóng hún
Dragon Spirit Scroll

龍魂 means “Dragon Spirit” or “Dragon Ghost.”

Dragon Spirit

lóng shén
ryuu jin
Dragon Spirit Scroll

龍神 is a Chinese, Japanese Kanji, and old Korean Hanja title that can mean “dragon god,” “dragon king,” or “dragon spirit.”

In the context of Buddhism, this is one of eight kinds of spiritual beings found in Mahāyāna texts.

The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger

lóng hǔ jīng shén
ryu ko sei shin
The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger Scroll

龍虎精神 means the spirit of the dragon and tiger.

It speaks to the vitality and vigor that is the nature of these two creatures.

Beyond “spirit,” the last two characters can also mean mind, soul, or heart. Therefore, you can also say this means “Heart of the Dragon and Tiger,” etc.

龍虎精神 is often titled “Ryukoseishin” in many Japanese martial arts.

Dragon Warrior

lóng wǔ shì
ryuu bu shi
Dragon Warrior Scroll

龍武士 is a generic title for “Dragon Warrior.”

Just as in English, it's a bit ambiguous. It can mean one who fights against dragons or the title of a warrior himself (imagine a warrior with a dragon symbol on his chest).

Dragon Warrior

lóng zhàn shì
Dragon Warrior Scroll

龍戰士 is another version of “Dragon Warrior.”

It's still a bit ambiguous. This one reads more like “Dragon Fighter” than “Dragon Warrior.” Perhaps you can also translate this one as “One who fights like a dragon.”

Dragon Warrior

dòu lóng zhàn shì
Dragon Warrior Scroll

斗龍戰士 or “Dragon Warrior” is specifically one who fights against dragons.

This can also be read as “Dragon Fighter.”

Earth Dragon

dì lóng
Earth Dragon Scroll

地龍 is the Earth Dragon, king of rivers and seas.

地龍 is sometimes used in Chinese as a nickname for earthworms.

huǒ lóng
hi ryuu
Fire Dragon Scroll

火龍 is how to write “Fire Dragon” in Chinese and Japanese Kanji.

This title is used more often in Chinese, a little lesser known in Japanese.

Flying Dragon

téng
Flying Dragon Scroll

螣 is the Chinese character and old Korean Hanja that means “flying dragon.”

Soccer / Football / Futbol

zú qiú
Soccer / Football / Futbol Scroll

足球 is the word for football or soccer in Chinese.

As with most of the world, football is very popular in China. During the World Cup, the whole country seems to shut down to watch (regardless of whether Team China is playing or not).

Soccer is probably the 3rd most popular participation sport in China (after ping pong and badminton).

As you might expect, the first character means “foot” and the second character means “ball.”


FYI: This game would never be confused with American Football in Chinese. As with the rest of the world, there is a vague awareness of what American Football is (often described as "that game kind of like rugby").

For those familiar with American Football, there is some disgust regarding the fact that winners of the Superbowl call themselves "world champions" of a game that is only played in the USA. This is one of the reasons that jokes abound about how Americans are unaware that there is a world outside of their borders.

Golden Dragon

jīn lóng
kin ryuu
Golden Dragon Scroll

金龍 is the Chinese title for Golden Dragon.

The first character means gold, golden, or metal.

The second character is dragon.

This title has the same meaning in Japanese but is used mainly as a given name, Kinryu, or in reference to a certain kind of noodle soup in Japan.

Green Dragon / Blue Dragon

qīng lóng
sei ryū
Green Dragon / Blue Dragon Scroll

靑龍 is a title that can mean blue or green dragon.

The first character can mean blue, green, azure, or celadon.

The second character means dragon.


This is mostly a Chinese title (especially in Buddhism). It will be understood but less commonly used in Japanese and Korean.

Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger

Undiscovered persons of exceptional ability

cáng lóng wò hǔ
Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger Scroll

The meaning of 藏龍臥虎 is that both the tiger and dragon have amazing talents, but if they are out of view, you may not have discovered them.

This old Chinese idiom/proverb is appropriate for someone with an amazing ability that keeps that ability hidden.

You might think this title is in reverse, but actually, this is the original Chinese proverb.
The movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, popularized this alternate version.

Home of the Black Dragon

hēi lóng zhī jiā
Home of the Black Dragon Scroll

黑龍之家 was added by special request of a customer. This phase is natural in Chinese, but it is not a common or ancient title.

The first character is black.
The second is dragon.
The third is a possessive modifier (like making “dragon” into “dragon's”).
The fourth character means home (but in some context can mean “family” - however, here it would generally be understood as “home”).

Home of the Dragon

lóng zhī jiā
Home of the Dragon Scroll

Added by special request of a customer. This phase is natural in Chinese, but it is not a common or ancient title.

The first character is dragon.
The second is a possessive modifier (like making “dragon” into “dragon's”).
The third character means home (but in some context can mean “family” - however, here, it would generally be understood as “home”).

Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon

jīn ruì xiáng lóng zhī jiā
Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon Scroll

This 金瑞祥龍之家 or “home golden auspicious dragon” title was added by special request of a customer.

The first character means gold or golden.
The second and third characters hold the meaning of auspiciousness and good luck.
The fourth character is dragon.
The fifth is a possessive modifier (like making “dragon” into “dragon's”).
The last character means home (but in some context can mean “family” - however, here it would generally be understood as “home”).

Note: The word order is different than the English title because of grammar differences between English and Chinese. This phrase sounds very natural in Chinese in this character order. If written in the English word order, it would sound very strange and lose its impact in Chinese.


Note: Korean pronunciation is included above, but this has not been reviewed by a Korean translator.

Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai

isshin kai
Isshin-Kai / Isshinkai Scroll

一心会 is the Japanese martial arts title “Isshinkai” or “Isshin-Kai.”

It literally means “One Heart Association” or “Single-Heart Club.” This title is often associated with Isshin-Ryu Aikido and Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do. This title is appropriate for the name of a dojo that teaches these styles.

Isshin-Ryu / Isshinryu

i sshin ryuu
Isshin-Ryu / Isshinryu Scroll

一心流 is the title for Isshin-Ryu Karate.

The literal meaning is “one heart method.” You could also translate it as “unified hearts methods.” It implies people doing things as if with one heart and mind.
The second Kanji can be defined as the heart, mind, or essence of your being. Clearly, there's a multitude of ways you can define this title in English.


See Also:  Isshin-Kai

Isshin Ryu Karate Do

i sshin ryuu kara te dou
Isshin Ryu Karate Do Scroll

一心流空手道 is the full title for Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do.

The literal meaning is “one heart method empty hand way.”

There are other ways to translate this, but if you are looking for this title, you already know that.

This would make a great wall scroll for your dojo or private studio if you study this form of Japanese (technically from Okinawa) Karate.

Because this is a specifically-Japanese title, I strongly recommend that you select our Japanese Master Calligrapher to create this artwork.

kǎi
tanoshi
Kai Scroll

凱 is the transliteration to Mandarin Chinese for the name Kai.

This Chinese character means triumphant or victorious. In Chinese, it can be the surname, Kai.

Note: In Japanese this can be the given name Tanoshi.

Kai Zen / Kaizen

gǎi shàn
kai zen
Kai Zen / Kaizen Scroll

改善 means betterment, improvement, to make better, or to improve - specifically incremental and continuous improvement.

改善 became very important in post-war Japan when Edwards Deming came to Japan to teach concepts of incremental and continuous improvement (for which the big 3 auto-makers did not want to hear about at the time - even kicking Deming out of their offices). The Japanese workforce absorbed this concept when their culture was in flux and primed for change.

This kaizen term is closely associated with the western title “Total Quality Management.” Perhaps dear to my heart since I spent years studying this at university before I moved to China where TQM did not seem to exist. Slowly, this concept has entered China as well (I've actually given lectures on the subject in Beijing).

If you are trying to improve processes at your business or need to remind yourself of your continuous TQM goals, this would be a great wall scroll to hang behind your desk or in your workplace.


See Also:  Kansei

Laughing Dragon Kung Fu

xiào lóng gōng fu
Laughing Dragon Kung Fu Scroll

笑龍功夫 is the title for a Martial Arts studio (custom-made at by request of the owner of the studio).

Little Dragon

xiǎo lóng
Little Dragon Scroll

小龍 literally means “little dragon” or “young dragon.”

小龍 is often used as a given name in Chinese.

In fact, Bruce Lee's real given name is “Little Dragon.”


See Also:  Bruce Lee

Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai

Japanese Genbu Karate Club

rì běn kōng shǒu dào xuán wǔ huì
ni ppon kara te dou gen bu kai
Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai Scroll

日本空手道玄武會 is the title for Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai.
A Japanese karate association of the Genbu school.

Note that while this title does make perfect sense in Chinese, it is really a Japanese title. In fact, the first word is “Japanese/Japan.”


If you’d like your martial arts school, dojo or club added to our calligraphy database for easy ordering of a custom calligraphy wall scroll, just contact me.

chì lóng
Red Dragon Scroll

赤龍 is a generic title for “Red Dragon.”

The first character can mean red, crimson, or scarlet.

The second character is dragon.

Red Dragon / Vermillion Dragon

zhū lóng
Red Dragon / Vermillion Dragon Scroll

朱龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say “Red Dragon.” 朱龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means red, cinnabar, or vermillion.

The second character means dragon.

It is said that the Vermillion Dragon represents kings that bestow blessings on lakes or bodies of water. This makes more sense in an ancient Chinese context.

Tai Chi Ball

tài jí qiú
tai kyoku kyuu
Tai Chi Ball Scroll

太極球 is the title “Tai Chi Ball.”

This may refer to any number of variations of exercise balls, some with yin-yang themes, others strictly for taichi/taiji or qigong exercises.

Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint

shén lóng bì hù
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint Scroll

神龍庇護 is not the most common thing to say in Chinese, but it is grammatically correct and a cool title.

The first character means “supernatural or saintly.” The second is “dragon.” The last two mean protection. You could also translate this as something like “Protected by the Dragon God” or more closely “Holy Dragon.”

Wado-Kai Aikido

wa dou kai ai ki do
Wado-Kai Aikido Scroll

和道會合気道 is the title for Wado-Kai Aikido.


See Also:  Wado-Ryu

wa dou kai
Wado-Kai Scroll

Wado-Kai is used as a title for styles of Karate and Aikido.

Breaking down the characters into the proper Japanese Romaji, you have “wa dou kai” or “wa dō kai.” The meaning is roughly-translated as “Harmony Way Club” or “Peace Method Association.” The first Kanji should probably be read as harmony, rather than peace in this case.


See Also:  Wado-Ryu

Wado-Ryu

Style of Karate or Jujitsu

wa dou ryuu
Wado-Ryu Scroll

和道流 or Wado-Ryu is a style of Karate or Jujutsu (Jujitsu).
Note: Many will argue whether this is a style of Karate or Jujutsu.

While some find Wado-Ryu similar to Shotokan Karate, enough differences exist in perspective and technique that it stands by itself.

Breaking down the characters into the proper Japanese Romaji, you have “wa dou ryuu” or “wa dō ryū.” The meaning is roughly-translated as “Harmony Way Style” or “Peace Method Style.” The first Kanji should probably be read as harmony rather than peace in this case.


See Also:  Wado-Kai

Wado-Ryu Karate

wa dou ryuu kara te
Wado-Ryu Karate Scroll

和道流空手 is the Japanese martial arts title, “Wado-Ryu Karate.”


See Also:  Wado-Kai

Water Dragon / Rain Dragon

jiāo
kou ryuu
Water Dragon / Rain Dragon Scroll

蛟龍 is the title for the water dragon is the hornless or scaled dragon. 蛟龍 is the king of all aquatic animals with the ability to control rain and floods.

In Japanese, the rain dragon can represent hidden genius. This dragon's domain is the deep murky water, thus with hidden potential. This can also be the Japanese given name Kouryuu.

The Way of the Dragon

lóng zhī dào
The Way of the Dragon Scroll

龍之道 is how the way of the dragon is written in Chinese.

龍之道 is not the same as the Chinese movie that was titled in English as “The Way of the Dragon.” 龍之道 is, rather, the literal meaning of the dragon's way. The first character is dragon, the second is a possessive article, and the third character means way or path.

The Way of the Dragon

měng lóng guò jiāng
The Way of the Dragon Scroll

猛龍過江 is the title of the 1972 movie, “The Way of the Dragon.”

This means “Fierce dragons crossing the river.”
If you want a title that means “way of the dragon,” please see the more accurate 龍之道 3-character title.

White Dragon

bái lóng
White Dragon Scroll

白龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say “White Dragon.” 白龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means white, pure, or bright.

The second character means dragon.

The White Dragon represents a king who is virtuous and pure.

Yellow Dragon

huáng lóng
Yellow Dragon Scroll

黃龍 is a sophisticated or scholarly way to say “Yellow Dragon.” 黃龍 is the title you'd expect in ancient Chinese literature.

The first character means yellow.

The second character means dragon.

The Yellow Dragon represents a king that favorably hears all petitions of his subjects.


Note: This title can be the name of Huanglong county in Yan’an, located in Shaanxi province of China.

Dragon

Year of the Dragon / Zodiac Sign

lóng
ryuu / tatsu
Dragon Scroll

龍 is the character for dragon in Chinese, old Korean Hanja, and Japanese Kanji.

The dragon is a creature of myth and legend that dominates Chinese, Japanese, and even European folklore. In China, the dragon is the symbol of the Emperor, strength, and power, and the Chinese dragon is known as the god of water.

From the Chinese Zodiac, if you were born in the year of the Dragon, you . . .

Have a strong body and spirit.
Are full of energy.
Have vast goals.
Have a deep level of self-awareness.
Will do whatever you can to “save face.”


See also our Chinese Zodiac or Dragon Calligraphy pages.

bu dou kai
Budo-Kai Scroll

武道会 is the title Budō-Kai.

Budo means martial arts, and kai is association. This title is used by a few dojos around the world.

shin you kai
Shinyo-Kai Scroll

心養会 is the title for Shinyō-kai or Shinyōkai - a style of Karate-Dō.

Added for the Mind Body Dojo in El Cerritos, CA.

If you translate this directly, the meaning is Heart/Mind Nurturing Association.

Karate-Do Shinyo-Kai

kara te dou shin you kai
Karate-Do Shinyo-Kai Scroll

空手道心養会 is the Japanese Kanji for
Karate-Dō Shinyō-Kai.

Celestial Dragon / Tian Long

tiān lóng
tenryuu
Celestial Dragon / Tian Long Scroll

天龍 can mean Heavenly Dragon (Dragon of Heaven), Sky Dragon, Holy Dragon, Celestial Dragon, or Divine Dragon.

This can be a given name in both China and Japan (天龍 is pronounced Tenryū and sometimes written 天竜 in Japanese).

In an older Buddhist context, this can refer to Brahma, Indra, and the devas, together with the nāgas. It can also refer to celestials and snake spirits.

bu shi kai
Bushi Kai Scroll

武士會 is the Japanese martial arts title Bushi-Kai or Bushikai.


See Also:  Knight | Army | Marines | Samurai

go shin kai
Goshin-Kai Scroll

護身会 is the title for the Goshin-Kai school of Japanese martial arts.

護身 (Goshin) means self-protection, protection of the body.

会 (Kai) means meeting, assembly, society, association, or club.

Dragon Crane Tiger

lóng hè hǔ
Dragon Crane Tiger Scroll

龍鶴虎 is Dragon Crane Tiger in Chinese.

Budo Kai Jutsu

bu dou kai jutsu
Budo Kai Jutsu Scroll

武道会術 is the title “Budo Kai Jutsu” in Japanese Kanji.

tiě lóng
Iron Dragon Scroll

鐵龍 is the title Iron Dragon in Chinese.




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The following table may be helpful for those studying Chinese or Japanese...

Title CharactersRomaji (Romanized Japanese)Various forms of Romanized Chinese
Dragon Ball Kaiドラゴンボール改doragon bouru kai
doragonbourukai
doragon boru kai
American Footballアメフトame futou / amefutou / ame futo
American Footballアメリカンフットボールa me ri kan fu tto bo ru
amerikanfuttoboru
Football
Futbol
フットボールfutto bouru
futtobouru
futto boru
Soccer
Football
Futbol
蹴球shuu kyuu / shuukyuu / shu kyu
Kaiカイkai
Celestial Dragon天竜人ten ryuu bito
tenryuubito
ten ryu bito
Aikikai合気会 / 合氣會
合気会
ai ki kai / aikikai
American Football美式橄欖球
美式橄榄球
měi shì gǎn lǎn qiú
mei3 shi4 gan3 lan3 qiu2
mei shi gan lan qiu
meishiganlanqiu
mei shih kan lan ch`iu
meishihkanlanchiu
mei shih kan lan chiu
Armor
yoroikǎi / kai3 / kaik`ai / kai
Blue Dragon
Azure Dragon
青龍 / 靑龍
青龙
sei ryuu / seiryuu / sei ryuqīng lóng
qing1 long2
qing long
qinglong
ch`ing lung
chinglung
ching lung
Black Dragon黑龍
黑龙
koku ryuu / kokuryuu / koku ryuhēi lóng / hei1 long2 / hei long / heilonghei lung / heilung
Black Dragon玄龍
玄龙
xuān lóng
xuan1 long2
xuan long
xuanlong
hsüan lung
hsüanlung
Black Dragon墨龍
墨龙
mò lóng / mo4 long2 / mo long / molongmo lung / molung
Blue Dragon 蒼龍
苍龙
cāng lóng
cang1 long2
cang long
canglong
ts`ang lung
tsanglung
tsang lung
Bruce Lee李小龍
李小龙
bu ruu su ri
buruusuri
bu ru su ri
lǐ xiǎo lóng
li3 xiao3 long2
li xiao long
lixiaolong
li hsiao lung
lihsiaolung
Water Dragon
Coiled Dragon
蟠龍
蟠龙
han ryuu / hanryuu / han ryupān lóng / pan1 long2 / pan long / panlongp`an lung / panlung / pan lung
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon臥虎藏龍
卧虎藏龙
wò hǔ cáng lóng
wo4 hu3 cang2 long2
wo hu cang long
wohucanglong
wo hu ts`ang lung
wohutsanglung
wo hu tsang lung
Flying Dragon Horse飛龍馬
飞龙马
hi ryuu me / hiryuume / hi ryu mefēi lóng mǎ
fei1 long2 ma3
fei long ma
feilongma
fei lung ma
feilungma
Dragon
Emperor Symbol
ryuu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
lóng / long2 / longlung
Dragon Fist龍拳
龙拳
lóng quán
long2 quan2
long quan
longquan
lung ch`üan
lungchüan
lung chüan
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse龍馬精神
龙马精神
lóng mǎ jīng shén
long2 ma3 jing1 shen2
long ma jing shen
longmajingshen
lung ma ching shen
lungmachingshen
The Spirit of the Dragon Horse and Power of a Tiger龍馬精神虎虎生威
龙马精神虎虎生威
lóng mǎ jīng shén hǔ hǔ shēng wēi
long2 ma3 jing1 shen2 hu3 hu3 sheng1 wei1
long ma jing shen hu hu sheng wei
lung ma ching shen hu hu sheng wei
Dragon Lady龍女
龙女
lóng nǚ / long2 nv3 / long nv / longnvlung nü / lungnü
Dragon and Phoenix龍鳳
龙凤
ryuu hou / ryuuhou / ryu holóng fèng
long2 feng4
long feng
longfeng
lung feng
lungfeng
Dragon and Phoenix Brings Luck 龍鳳呈祥
龙凤呈祥
lóng fèng chéng xiáng
long2 feng4 cheng2 xiang2
long feng cheng xiang
longfengchengxiang
lung feng ch`eng hsiang
lungfengchenghsiang
lung feng cheng hsiang
The Five Animals龍蛇虎豹鶴
龙蛇虎豹鹤
ryuu hebi tora hyou tsuru
ryuuhebitorahyoutsuru
ryu hebi tora hyo tsuru
lóng shé hǔ bào hè
long2 she2 hu3 bao4 he4
long she hu bao he
longshehubaohe
lung she hu pao ho
lungshehupaoho
Dragon Spirit龍魂
龙魂
lóng hún / long2 hun2 / long hun / longhunlung hun / lunghun
Dragon Spirit龍神
龙神
ryuu jin / ryuujin / ryu jinlóng shén
long2 shen2
long shen
longshen
lung shen
lungshen
The Spirit of Dragon and Tiger龍虎精神
龙虎精神
ryu ko sei shin
ryukoseishin
lóng hǔ jīng shén
long2 hu3 jing1 shen2
long hu jing shen
longhujingshen
lung hu ching shen
lunghuchingshen
Dragon Warrior龍武士
龙武士
ryuu bu shi
ryuubushi
ryu bu shi
lóng wǔ shì
long2 wu3 shi4
long wu shi
longwushi
lung wu shih
lungwushih
Dragon Warrior龍戰士
龙战士
lóng zhàn shì
long2 zhan4 shi4
long zhan shi
longzhanshi
lung chan shih
lungchanshih
Dragon Warrior斗龍戰士
斗龙战士
dòu lóng zhàn shì
dou4 long2 zhan4 shi4
dou long zhan shi
doulongzhanshi
tou lung chan shih
toulungchanshih
Earth Dragon地龍
地龙
dì lóng / di4 long2 / di long / dilongti lung / tilung
Fire Dragon火龍
火龙
hi ryuu / hiryuu / hi ryuhuǒ lóng / huo3 long2 / huo long / huolonghuo lung / huolung
Flying Dragonténg / teng2 / tengt`eng / teng
Soccer
Football
Futbol
足球zú qiú / zu2 qiu2 / zu qiu / zuqiutsu ch`iu / tsuchiu / tsu chiu
Golden Dragon金龍
金龙
kin ryuu / kinryuu / kin ryujīn lóng / jin1 long2 / jin long / jinlongchin lung / chinlung
Green Dragon
Blue Dragon
靑龍
靑龙
sei ryū / seiryūqīng lóng
qing1 long2
qing long
qinglong
ch`ing lung
chinglung
ching lung
Hidden Dragon Crouching Tiger藏龍臥虎
藏龙卧虎
cáng lóng wò hǔ
cang2 long2 wo4 hu3
cang long wo hu
canglongwohu
ts`ang lung wo hu
tsanglungwohu
tsang lung wo hu
Home of the Black Dragon黑龍之家
黑龙之家
hēi lóng zhī jiā
hei1 long2 zhi1 jia1
hei long zhi jia
heilongzhijia
hei lung chih chia
heilungchihchia
Home of the Dragon龍之家
龙之家
lóng zhī jiā
long2 zhi1 jia1
long zhi jia
longzhijia
lung chih chia
lungchihchia
Home of the Auspicious Golden Dragon金瑞祥龍之家
金瑞祥龙之家
jīn ruì xiáng lóng zhī jiā
jin1 rui4 xiang2 long2 zhi1 jia1
jin rui xiang long zhi jia
jinruixianglongzhijia
chin jui hsiang lung chih chia
Isshin-Kai
Isshinkai
一心会 / 一心會
一心会
isshin kai / isshinkai / ishin kai
Isshin-Ryu
Isshinryu
一心流i sshin ryuu
isshinryuu
i shin ryu
Isshin Ryu Karate Do一心流空手道i sshin ryuu kara te dou
isshinryuukaratedou
i shin ryu kara te do
Kai
tanoshikǎi / kai3 / kaik`ai / kai
Kai Zen
Kaizen
改善kai zen / kaizengǎi shàn / gai3 shan4 / gai shan / gaishankai shan / kaishan
Laughing Dragon Kung Fu笑龍功夫
笑龙功夫
xiào lóng gōng fu
xiao4 long2 gong1 fu
xiao long gong fu
xiaolonggongfu
hsiao lung kung fu
hsiaolungkungfu
Little Dragon小龍
小龙
xiǎo lóng
xiao3 long2
xiao long
xiaolong
hsiao lung
hsiaolung
Nippon Karate-Do Genbu-Kai日本空手道玄武會
日本空手道玄武会
ni ppon kara te dou gen bu kai
nipponkaratedougenbukai
ni pon kara te do gen bu kai
rì běn kōng shǒu dào xuán wǔ huì
ri4 ben3 kong1 shou3 dao4 xuan2 wu3 hui4
ri ben kong shou dao xuan wu hui
jih pen k`ung shou tao hsüan wu hui
jih pen kung shou tao hsüan wu hui
Red Dragon赤龍
赤龙
chì lóng / chi4 long2 / chi long / chilongch`ih lung / chihlung / chih lung
Red Dragon
Vermillion Dragon
朱龍
朱龙
zhū lóng / zhu1 long2 / zhu long / zhulongchu lung / chulung
Tai Chi Ball太極球
太极球
tai kyoku kyuu
taikyokukyuu
tai kyoku kyu
tài jí qiú
tai4 ji2 qiu2
tai ji qiu
taijiqiu
t`ai chi ch`iu
taichichiu
tai chi chiu
Under the Protection of the Dragon Saint神龍庇護
神龙庇护
shén lóng bì hù
shen2 long2 bi4 hu4
shen long bi hu
shenlongbihu
shen lung pi hu
shenlungpihu
Wado-Kai Aikido和道會合気道
和道会合気道
wa dou kai ai ki do
wadoukaiaikido
wa do kai ai ki do
Wado-Kai和道會
和道会
wa dou kai / wadoukai / wa do kai
Wado-Ryu和道流wa dou ryuu
wadouryuu
wa do ryu
Wado-Ryu Karate和道流空手wa dou ryuu kara te
wadouryuukarate
wa do ryu kara te
Water Dragon
Rain Dragon
蛟龍
蛟龙
kou ryuu / kouryuu / ko ryujiāo
jiao1 long2
jiao long
jiaolong
chiao lung
chiaolung
The Way of the Dragon龍之道
龙之道
lóng zhī dào
long2 zhi1 dao4
long zhi dao
longzhidao
lung chih tao
lungchihtao
The Way of the Dragon猛龍過江
猛龙过江
měng lóng guò jiāng
meng3 long2 guo4 jiang1
meng long guo jiang
menglongguojiang
meng lung kuo chiang
menglungkuochiang
White Dragon白龍
白龙
bái lóng / bai2 long2 / bai long / bailongpai lung / pailung
Yellow Dragon黃龍
黄龙
huáng lóng
huang2 long2
huang long
huanglong
huang lung
huanglung
Dragon
ryuu / tatsu
ryu / tatsu
lóng / long2 / longlung
Budo-Kai武道會
武道会
bu dou kai / budoukai / bu do kai
Shinyo-Kai心養會
心养会 / 心養会
shin you kai
shinyoukai
shin yo kai
Karate-Do Shinyo-Kai空手道心養会kara te dou shin you kai
karatedoushinyoukai
kara te do shin yo kai
Celestial Dragon
Tian Long
天龍
天龙
tenryuu / tenryutiān lóng
tian1 long2
tian long
tianlong
t`ien lung
tienlung
tien lung
Bushi Kai武士會
武士会
bu shi kai / bushikai
Goshin-Kai護身会
护身会
go shin kai
goshinkai
Dragon Crane Tiger龍鶴虎
龙鹤虎
lóng hè hǔ
long2 he4 hu3
long he hu
longhehu
lung ho hu
lunghohu
Budo Kai Jutsu武道会術bu dou kai jutsu
budoukaijutsu
bu do kai jutsu
Iron Dragon鐵龍
铁龙
tiě lóng / tie3 long2 / tie long / tielongt`ieh lung / tiehlung / tieh lung
In some entries above you will see that characters have different versions above and below a line.
In these cases, the characters above the line are Traditional Chinese, while the ones below are Simplified Chinese.


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