The emblem of the academy (flame on a palm) represents the passing of knowledge. In Greek mythology the immortal Titan, Prometheus, gave the gift of fire (symbolizing knowledge and enlightenment) to the human race without the permission of Zeus, the leader of the Gods. For this transgression, he was punished by being chained on a rock on top of the Caucasus mountains, while an eagle feasted on his liver daily. Hercules eventually freed him from his bondage. The name Prometheus means “foreknowledge” or “fore-thinker.” In the same tradition we honor the creative art and “knowledge” of Jiu Jitsu that was passed down to us, and endeavor to pass it down to future generations.