I come to you with only karate - empty hands,
I have no weapons.
But should I be forced to defend myself,
My principles, my honor, or my family,
Should it be a matter of life or death,
Or right or wrong,
Then here are my weapons, karate, my empty hands
I intend to develop myself in a positive manner and avoid anything that would reduce my mental or physical growth.
I intend to develop self-discipline in order to bring out the best in myself and in others.
I intend to use what I learn in class constructively and defensively and to help myself and my fellow man and never be abusive or offensive.