One primary attribute of a tribe is loyalty to one another.
Loyalty is not a mere word that one uses to describe their view of themselves.
You cannot declare and say you are loyal to please the ears around you.
Loyalty isn’t how long you have known someone.
Loyalty is a DEED; it is an act that is done.
Loyalty is the unbroken chain of deeds.
Loyalty takes work, but is effortless at the same time.
Loyalty is what you give to others, not what you get out of it.
Loyalty is not giving to get something back in return.
Loyalty is not fueled by selfishness, personal gain, or the choice of commerce over friendship.
Loyalty is more than self-sacrifice.
Loyalty is willing to give your life to a friend; a cause; the tribe. To die so that others may live without the expectations of reward.
Loyalty in the tribe is to live your life to the fullest and evolving with your training.
Loyalty in the tribe is to keep your word and fulfill your duty without reservations, so that the tribe grows strong daily.
In Sayoc Kali our ranks and titles are all based on Loyalty, an unbroken chain of deeds and service to the tribe.
The value of the rank and title depends on the value that instructor adds to the tribe daily.
A Sayoc Instructor does not bestow any honor upon one’s self and rest on one’s laurels.
A Sayoc Instructor’s Loyalty is proven by continually fighting for the strength and growth of the tribe.
“If you are not willing to sacrifice for the tribe, don’t expect the tribe to sacrifice for you”.
– Pamana Tuhon Sayoc – March 2, 2014