I do hereby pledge to abide by the following ten rules governing my membership:

  1. I understand that the martial arts program strives towards the improvement of the whole person. Therefore, it insists on the constant interaction between the spiritual and the physical. I will emulate the high ideals of all ancient cultures such as tolerance, non-violence, respect for your peers, dedication to duty and honor to my superiors.
  2. I shall maintain a good rapport with my school. I will be loyal to the spirit of martial arts, as well as those who are inspired by the martial arts spirit. Since I have chosen to become a student of the martial arts, I am obliged to be loyal to the spirit.
  3. I will not criticize other students. An unwritten rule of martial arts requires that students only speak well of other students.
  4. I shall be extremely cautious about making promises, but I shall keep the ones I do make.
  5. I shall be punctual for class.
  6. I shall react in a mature manner in every event, regardless of whether it is favorable, frustrating or disastrous, as I represent my school.
  7. I will always act with purpose before me.  I will act with sincerity and forthrightness.
  8. I will endeavor to overcome any shyness I might feel in front of an audience. In this effort, I will assist my instructors in teaching beginning students whenever possible.
  9. I will not hesitate to take necessary risks in order to develop into an ideal martial artist.
  10. I will endeavor to finish what I start, to reach my goals and set new ones.