You pave the way, I walk
Your path, triumphantly.
You flatten ground, I build
A citadel of kosen-rufu.
You teach me, I listen
And absorb every word.
A mentor is wise but always learning.
A mentor cares but does not coddle.
A mentor wins with his disciples.
Your words inspire and
Remain with me.
Your actions show how
I should live.
Your life shines and
A mentor is stern when need be.
A mentor is gentle through our trials.
A mentor wins with her disciples.
You will leave people more
Capable than you.
You will live on
Forever in my heart.
You will leave your mark
For the endless future.
My mentor, I will fulfil your wish.
My mentor, I will carry on what you began.
My mentor, I will win with you.
A mentor wins with their disciples