A Psalm for Karatekas

Last night I went to my first karate class in several weeks. On the way, my brain reinterpreted Psalm 23 from the viewpoint of a karateka. Enjoy.

1 The LORD is my sensei; I shall not fear.

2 He makes me work out with white belts; he leads me through katas.

3 He perfects my form. He leads me in the path of new techniques for the sake of advancement.

4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for his teachings are with me; my kama and bo staff comfort me.

5 He prepares testing for me in the presence of my fellow karateka; he adorns my waist with new obi, my gi fits better.

6 Surely discipline and health shall follow me all the days of my studies, and I will dwell in the dojo of the LORD forever.