Henceforth, I shall faithfully train with the spirit of  humility.

I shall train to strengthen my mind and body.

I am willing to endure rigorous training to achieve my goal.

As my strength increases, I shall seek to cultivate a gentle heart.

I shall not use my skills outside the dojo except in extreme      circumstances.

At all times, I will try to avoid inflicting injury upon another person.

I will not boast about my skills, nor use them maliciously.

I will respect my fellow man.

        In order to master Nippon Kempo or attain its ranks of achievement;  one must train in an orderly manner from the most fundamental steps, white, yellow, purple, and blue belts, through increasingly higher levels of mental and physical development, green (3 levels), brown (3 levels), and black belts.   
        Mastery of Nippon Kempo is similar to the process of developing any potentiality. The sequence of practice and the ranking system of Nippon Kempo teaches an individual that the realization of a person's potentials is not achieved overnight, nor is mastery an inborn talent. Instead, it is an cumulative process depending on great effort, discipline, patience, endurance and unbending will.