"Kata - a way or form to memorize and improve combat moves"
This is my katana.
There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My katana is my best friend. It is my life.
I must master it, as I master my life
Without me, my katana is useless.
Without my katana, I am useless.
It always cuts to the truth
I must be faster than my enemy, who is trying to kill me
I must cut his head before he cuts mine
My katana is my soul
And I trust it more than myself.
Life is better with it than without it.
Death is better with it than without it.
Today we start on endless path to improvement
To become the masters of our enemy.
To become the saviors of life.
So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace!