Shiki Calligraphy by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan

志氣; Shi Ki

This calligraphy is for shiki, and represents aspiration, ambition, spirit, backbone, or resolve. It also has a well known translation of a message from W.S. Clark.

Boys, be ambitious! Be ambitious not for money or for selfish aggrandizement, not for that evanescent thing which men call fame. Be ambitious for the attainment of all that a man ought to be.

William Smith Clark