What does the family crest mean?

At Sandan, 3rd Degree black belt, the student, now teacher and with the title of “Sensei” is invited to create their own badge or family crest. They can choose anything and it usually is something very meaningful and not often revealed to the student in detail

Some Family Crest meanings (click link):

Kyoshi John Core’s crest ‘Sei Do Kai

Renshi Brett Walker’s crest "Ryu no Seishin

© Brett Walker on behalf of Anderson Bushi Kai Sunshine Coast Region 2016