Shodan Chikai – Blackbelt Oath
I, ..., Ik-kyu, Sakura Kan Jiu Jitsu, do fully understand and accept, that a Sakura Kan Joshu is an "Apprentice Blackbelt", but still a Kodomo Tookyuu.
I further understand that Shodan is "Hajime No Otoko Tookyuu", and that this honourable position is not to be entered into lightly. I accept the fact that I will have, as a Shodan, many important responsibilities.
I fully understand that once Sakura Kan Yudansha, ALWAYS Yudansha and that should I ever have to leave Sakura Kan, for any reason whatsoever, I will continue all my life to endeavour to uphold the principles and philosophies of my Shihan, my Sensei and Sakura Kan Jiu Jitsu.
It is with this understanding that I do here, before witnesses, declare my full and absolute loyalty and dedication to Kancho and to Sakura Kan.
From the moment I am honoured with the grade of Shodan, and the rank of Sempai, I shall sincerely endeavour to follow and uphold the Sakura Kan beliefs and traditions.
Shogai No Shigyo O Jiu Jitsu Do Ni Toogi Matto Sura Koto, Oya Oya Osu.