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ONI - [ˈOƱNIː]

Oni are often depicted in Japanese folk lore wielding iron clubs called kanabō. This image leads to the expession:

Oni-ni-kanabō.
"To be invincible or undefeatable."

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Whiro ki Rarohenga - Te ONI o te Po
 

Whiro ki Rarohenga: Te ONI o te Po - Mokena

ONI (鬼) or ‘demon’ in Japanese are often depicted as undefeatable creatures in folklore. There are demons within all of us that we don’t necessarily ‘defeat’.

A client of ours painted this piece after a year long battle with depression. It's a story of a demon who seeks to adorn his dwelling in the underworld. His name is Whiro and he's a God of Sickness, Illness, Darkness, and all sources of affliction toward mankind in Maori Culture.

The woman is a female atua (God or Spirit) whose name is lost. The demon aims to steal her and drag her down into the underworld to be imprisoned with him. She represents brightness, light, fire, and all the things Whiro opposes.

She is the light and he is the dark.


This artwork reflects the concept behind our name ONI and our tagline - "Become Invincible".


Both light and dark exist within all of us and while our demons can drag us down into the dark at times (just as Whiro is trying to do with the female atua) they also teach us valuable lessons about ourselves if we are mindful of them.

In many ways, our mindset towards our own insecurities and demons are our attitudes towards the world.

Life is full of both challenge and wonder. To see one, you must see the other. To become invincible is to accept this; to expose yourself to the world requires you to have exposed yourself to your demons.

A STORY TO TELL

Whiro ki Rarohenga: Te ONI o te Po

ONI means ‘demon’ in Japanes. In traditional folklore, they are often depicted as undefeatable creatures. There are demons within all of us that we don’t necessarily ‘defeat’.

A client of ours painted this piece after a year long battle with depression. It's a story of a demon who seeks to adorn his dwelling in the underworld. His name is Whiro and he's a God of Sickness, Illness, Darkness, and all sources of affliction toward mankind in Maori Culture.

The woman is a female atua (God or Spirit) whose name is lost. The demon aims to steal her and drag her down into the underworld to be imprisoned with him. She represents brightness, light, fire, and all the things Whiro opposes.

She is the light and he is the dark.

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This artwork reflects the concept behind our name ONI and our tagline - "Become Invincible".

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Both light and dark exist within all of us and while our demons can drag us down into the dark at times (just as Whiro is trying to do with the female atua) they also teach us valuable lessons about ourselves if we are mindful of them.

In many ways, our mindset towards our own insecurities and demons are our attitudes towards the world.

Life is full of both challenge and wonder. To see one, you must see the other. To #becomeinvincible is to accept this; to expose yourself to the world requires you to have exposed yourself to your demons.

A MISSION

What if you could be in the best shape of your life, move like a pain free powerhouse, and be stress free about it all? ONI's purpose is to improve lives with a focus on premium level services that work. No gimmicks or quick fixes.

A PROMISE

We will always strive:

To innovate; to always challenge and strive for more. There will always be pre-conceived notions and stepping stones disguised as "limits". We must challenge them and be held back by nothing.

To be courageous; being on the frontier means that we will go where no one else has gone before us. We must be brave to face obstacles and have the courage to overcome them.

To inspire; those around us. Clients, colleagues, friends, family, whoever. We cannot bring real improvement to this world without others.

To be humble; we are all on journeys to become the best versions of ourselves, but there will always be some criticism. We must be able to receive it with grace and to be able to use it as an opportunity to grow from.

"To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing." - Aristotle


"Hic sunt daemones
here be demons"

A BEGINNING

Positive change and helping people has always been the core of ONI's roots. To make a meaningful impact on the lives of many, there needed to be a ripple effect. Inspiration is infectious and with the right tools, anybody can help anyone else. There needed to be a space for enthusiastic individuals to feel empowered about helping others.

After years of experience in the health industry, founder Laurent Pang decided to put it all out there in July, 2017 with the creation of ONI, where he hopes to attract others who want to be a part of a driving force for improving lives.

A MISSION

What if you could be in the best shape of your life, move like a pain free powerhouse, and be stress free about it all? ONI's purpose is to improve lives with a focus on premium level services that work. No gimmicks or quick fixes.

A PROMISE

We will always strive:

To innovate; to always challenge and strive for more. There will always be pre-conceived notions and stepping stones disguised as "limits". We must challenge them and be held back by nothing.

To be courageous; being on the frontier means that we will go where no one else has gone before us. We must be brave to face obstacles and have the courage to overcome them.

To inspire; those around us. Clients, colleagues, friends, family, whoever. We cannot bring real improvement to this world without others.

To be humble; we are all on journeys to become the best versions of ourselves, but there will always be some criticism. We must be able to receive it with grace and to be able to use it as an opportunity to grow from.

"To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing." - Aristotle


"Hic sunt daemones
here be demons"