Kido Kwan Color & Black Belt Pledges

The Kido Kwan™ Belt Pledges are for each rank, however, they are patterned nearly direcly from another martial art of Kenpo (American Kenpo) and were written by Edmund Kealoha Parker (March 19, 1931 – December 15, 1990).  I just changed a couple of words to fit our martial arts styles but the credit for these pledges belong to Mr. Parker.  The original Ed Parker, Kenpo Pledges can be found here.

WHITE BELT PLEDGE (10th & 9th Kup)

I understand that I am but a beginner in a new and fascinating art which will direct me to greater obligations and responsibilities.  To honor my obligations and responsibilities I pledge myself to serve my instructor, fellow students, and fellow mankind.

YELLOW BELT PLEDGE (8th & 7th Kup)

I hold the arts of the Kido Kwan™ scared and freely take upon myself the obligation and responsibility that I shall never misuse my skill to hurt or make afraid.  I shall fight only if forced to defend myself and shall be slow to anger, loath to take offense, quick to forgive, and to forget personal affront.

GREEN BELT PLEDGE (6th Kup & 5th Kup)

I shall never let pride rule my passions and will defend, with all the skill I possess, the weak, the helpless ,and the oppressed.  I pledge an unswerving loyalty to the Association and my instructors.  In addition, I pledge an unending effort to earn the self-same loyalty from those who look to me for training.

BLUE BELT PLEDGE (4th Kup & 3rd Kup)

I pledge a continued effort to sharpen my skills, to increase my knowledge, and to broaden my horizons.  I shall obligate myself under the direction of my instructor to learn the skills of a teacher which will enable me to teach my skills in the prescribed manner outlined by my instructors and association.

RED BELT PLEDGE (2nd Kup & 1st Kup)

I honor and hold sacred the right of all men to protect themselves.  I further hold that as a trained Martial Artist, I will take upon myself all obligations and responsibilities deemed sacred to my God, family, country, and Association.

BLACK BELT PLEDGE 1st to 9th Dan

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 Fourth Degree Black Belt, I stand as a fully qualified instructor.  It shall 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.

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