If today is to be THE DAY, so be it.
If you seek to do battle with me this day
you will receive the best that I am capable of giving.
It may not be enough, but it will be everything that
I have to give and it will be impressive for I
Have constantly prepared myself for this day.
I have trained, drilled, and rehearsed my actions
So that I might have the best chance of defeating you.
I have kept myself in peak physical condition,
schooled myself in the martial skills and have
become proficient in the application of combat tactics.
You may defeat me, but you will pay a severe price
and will be lucky to escape with your life.
You may kill me, but I am willing to die if necessary.
I do not fear Death, for I have been close enough to it
on enough occasions that it no longer concerns me.
But I do fear the loss of my Honor and would rather die
fighting than to have said that I was without Courage.
So I WILL FIGHT YOU,
no matter how insurmountable it may seem,
and to the death if need be,
in order that it may never be said of me
that I was not a Warrior.