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Many people may not be aware of the association between the Koi Carp and Martial Arts, but if you look up what the Koi Carp represents in Eastern culture, you will see the synergy between both.
In many Asian cultures, the koi fish is a celebrated creature, embodying many noble qualities and ideals, namely Strength through adversity
Koi Symbolism is also very prevalent in Japanese culture. It is said that a Koi swims up rivers and climbs waterfalls with bravery not unlike a Samurai warrior. As well, it is said that if a Koi is caught, it will lie still beneath the knife, facing its death bravely like a Samurai facing a sword.