If you saw the movie Robin Hood (2010) featuring Russel Crowe and Cate Blanchett, you are quite familiar with the core message of the film, a message applicable to every human being in every age regardless of gender, culture, race, religion, language or nationality.
That message, encrypted on the hilt of Robin Hood’s sword, is: RISE & RISE AGAIN UNTIL LAMBS BECOME LIONS.
Such a message reminds us to never quit, never give up, ever, and if we fall down to get back up and keep going until we succeed. It is the natural order of success in any endeavor. It is a universal truth reminding us of its simple but powerful life lesson: Rise & Rise Again Until Lambs Become Lions, until we become lions. This potent life principle is the one common trait of all Karate Institute of America Black Belts. Every one of these current 64 distinguished individuals never quit. They endured the heat, pressure and time of the journey until they succeeded and in so doing became the foundational legacy of the Kiado-Ryu; truly, an inspirational group of souls who, through their own sweat, toil and desire to succeed, blazed a path for others to follow.