A Brief History
Roman god of war
The first three letters in the word Martial refers to Mars, the Roman God of War. Mars loved blood, war, and brutality.
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome. He was the son of Jupiter and Juno, and was pre-eminent among the Roman army's military gods.
Roman goddess of peace
We are taking Pax, the Roman Goddess of Peace as our model for the Paxtial Arts.
Pax, the Goddess of Peace, reflects the exact counter balance of Mars if examined under the Yin Yang symbol. The two halves operate separate from each other, yet together they are the symbol of a completely balanced whole.