From the School Opening Ceremony

On this 17th day of September
in the year nineteen hundred and ninety four,
I hereby dedicate this
Vermont Kung Fu Academy
to the spirit of Kung Fu.

May those who enter do so in peace.
May those who study here have the courage to face themselves.
May your enrichment be the clarity of mind that brings peace to the soul.
May those who study here have the perseverance to attain their goals.
May the fruit of your labor be the wisdom you pass on to your children.
May those who leave her do so in peace.

Arthur Makaris