Dojo Oath

We will train out hearts and bodies for a firm
unshakeable spirit.
We will pursue the true meaning of the
martial Way so that in time our senses may
be alert.
With true vigor, we will seek to cultivate a spirit of
We will observe the rules of courtesy, respect our
superiors, and refrain from violence.
We will pay homage to our creator and never forget
the true virtue of humility.
We will look upward to wisdom and strength, not
seeking other desires.
All our lives, through disciplines of Karate, we will
seek to fulfill the true meaning of
the Way.

O'Sensei Tatsuo Shimabuku
Founder, Isshin-Ryu Karate-Do