The Karate Oath
I, the member of Goju-Ryu Karate-Do, do hereby swear...
To be proud of studying the way of the Goju and to be constantly alert to master the secrets and to cultivate the spirit of co-operation of this martial art.
To be courteous and respectful towards others, superiors or inferiors, friend or foe.
To avoid all unnecessary incidents and to use this art only when all other means of self-presevation have failed.
To respect the Spirit of Chivalry traditional from older times in Japan.
To strive to become a good citizen and a worthy community member and to be simple and a true gentleman/lady.