Strict adherence to a standard of value or conduct,
this is how Webster defines.
But, sometimes being a Black Belt,
some seem to drift far from the line.
See—when I envision a true martial artist,
it isn’t always the skills and talents
that I want to see—
their character and determination,
Yes, even in arts,
there are those who will,
sold their souls
in a race to reach a level,
to elevate their roles.
So to my brothers in the arts who lead, and,
have trained to that extreme
To all of them that follow us
and chase this Black Belt dream—
If you want to take some short cuts and
not keep your values high,
for this hard earned Black Belt
you need not apply.