I hold that my time and my skill are the assets of my profession, assets which grow in value as I progress in the Art until, as a Third Degree Black Belt, I stand as a fully qualified instructor. It shall also be my responsibility to protect any student from ravenous individuals who would try to take advantage of personal weaknesses to divest the gullible into unprofitable paths, to preserve the sacred things, God, family, country and Association, I pledge my all.
About The Pledge
This pledge is also an extension of the Creed, composed and designed to further promulgate spiritual character and judgment among the Black Belt Ranks. As extensions, they, too, denote the Martial Artist’s way of life in today’s environment and, therefore, also act as a regulatory guide to aid the Martial Artist in developing sensitivity, awareness, discernment, receptiveness, understanding, leniency, tolerance, compassion and a keen sense of justice.