isshinryu founder, grand master tatsuo shimabuku, performing sunsu kata
I come to you with only karate, my empty hands, I have no weapons. but should I be forced to defend myself, my honor, or my principals, should it be a matter of life or death, of right or wrong, then here are my weapons, karate, my empty hands.
Thank you for taking your first step toward your future. We look forward to watching you grow as student of karate and we are proud to help you in your journey.
I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that will reduce my mental growth or physical health. I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and others. I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively to help myself and my fellow man and never to be abusive or offensive.
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