Work Hard. Never Quit. Finish Strong.

The following sayings, known as mottos, are recited at the end of formal classes.

Karate should be pronounced as, KAH – RAH – TAY

Motto 1

Karate is my skill. I will defend my friends, my family, and my loved ones until the end.

Whenever I present  myself, day or night, they will always know that I will talk, walk, run, and then fight!

Motto 2

While I yet have the ability to understand my own will and confidence, I will choose to be patient with all, but when in doubt, my courage and confidence shall stand very, very, TALL!

Motto 3

For in my mind there is good stuff in, bad stuff out.

Motto 4

For I am better today than I was yesterday because I will practice, I will practice, and I will practice.

Motto 5

Work hard, never quit, finish strong. 

Motto 6

The ultimate aim of Martial Arts is not the victory nor defeat but the perfection of one's character.

Motto 7

I come to you with Karate my empty hands. I have no weapons, so without weapons, if I am forced to defend myself, my principles or my honor, may it be a matter of right or wrong! I may choose to turn my left hand into a fist, my right hand into a sword; so here are my weapons. Karate, the art of the empty hands and feet!

Motto 1: Adopted from Grand Master Bishop Donnie Williams of the Black Karate Federation (BKF)

Motto 2: Aadopted from Master Jeff Samilton

Motto 3: Universal Maxim (recipe) for a Healthy Mind, a Healthy Body, and a Healthy Lifestyle

Motto 4 & 5: Grand Master Lowe

Motto 6: Adopted from Master Gichin Funakoshi, Founder of Shotokan Karate- Do

Motto 7: Our modified version of the creed of Grand Master Ed Parker, Founder of American Kenpo