The Warrior’s Creed
The Warrior’s Creed is a non-religious ritual held at the end of the beginner’s training. It reveals a deep insight into the ethical and philosophical ideals of Pahuyuth.
The instructor or teacher will recite the creed and demonstrate the corresponding movements and hand positions for all participants. Occasionally he also explains the deeper meaning of this gesture (see video below).
The ability to recite the creed is one of the necessary requirements to be accepted as a full Pahuyuth student (green belt).
Admitted Pahuyuth students end their training with the so-called teacher greeting (Wai Kru).
“We take our feet together to form a V, because as humans we are all equal.
Students make a fist with their left hand in front of their body, because they want to learn to fight. They openly place their right hand over it, thus showing that they are willing to learn forgiveness before fighting.
Teachers make the right hand into a fist in front of the body because they can fight. They openly place their left hand over it to show that as learned personalities they prefer to forgive over fighting.
We hold a minute of silence as a symbolic gesture of acceptance of what has been said and then shake hands as a sign of training and teaching together within the collegial community”.