This project is, like me, rather uncommon in the martial arts market. I am an American woman living in Buenos Aires, and this dojo is a reflection of that cultural mixture. Typically things in martial arts are done in black & red and stress competition, but I'm going a different way. The space is more than just one particular martial art and so the name will be a brand in itself. The concepts that underlie the project are a fun place to be, a community, learning and a bit of healthy rebellion. The martial arts taught will be aikido, brazilian jiu-jitsu and possibly kung-fu. Pilates, Yoga, Meditation will also be offered, as will massage and reiki therapy.
In terms of the design, I would love to see water lines or a wave incorporated into it, and am favoring a japanese style. I like designs that involve negative space.
Please note that in all of the designs I included, the name of those businesses did figure, but mine will have to be incorporated somewhere, whether as a border around the design or featured as a separate word.