Many have entered, but few have endured
the pain both physical and mental of
training the body and mind to work as one.
To try and fail and try again
To never give up no matter how hard the
training may be.
To advance up through the ranks until the
ultimate goal is reached
And then and only then will the years of
sweat and pain be realized when you have
achieved what only a few have done.
To wear the black belt.
When body and mind are one, and
you are one with yourself
Then true peace of mind can be found.
For this peace can be found through the
training of Isshinryu Karate.
One heart. One mind.