No it's not some weird Native American or CIA code name. It came about when I went to a local Asian Celebration and stopped by a booth for the Japanese Immersion School, "Get your name in Kanji" they claimed. Well I'm betting McLaughlin doesn't translate well so I had to come up with something doable. I had already chosen a turtle as an animal totem. You know, a small hard shelled animal prone to snapping. Yeah that's me. I needed a bit more and considering my too many years of training and feeling like I was getting nowhere- stubborn was a good word.
"Can you write stubborn turtle for me? " I asked and after a note of surprise and consulting with another calligrapher, I got it in kanji. Thus Gankyo Game was born.