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The Road to Black Belt

"Teachers open the door,

but you must enter by yourself."

-Chinese Proverb

The Black Belt Club is not a guarantee that you will become a black belt. We will do our part but, in the end, it is up to you.

Guidelines for Rank Progression

Achieving your black belt can take anywhere from 3 years to 10 years based on your level of effort and class attendance. Below is an estimation of time you can expect to invest at each rank.

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Minimum Age: 7 Years Old

Time at Rank: 3-6 Months

BLUE - BLUE STRIPE BELT

BLUE STRIPE - GREEN BELT

Minimum Age: 7.5 Years Old

Time at Rank: 3-6 Months

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Minimum Age: 8 Years Old

Time at Rank: 9-18 Months

GREEN - GREEN STRIPE BELT

GREEN STRIPE - BROWN 3RD CLASS

Minimum Age: 8.5 Years Old

Time at Rank: 9-18 Months

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Minimum Age: 9 Years Old

Time at Rank: 6-12 Months

BROWN 3RD - BROWN 2ND CLASS

BROWN 2ND - BROWN 1ST CLASS

Minimum Age: 9.5 Years Old

Time at Rank: 6-12 Months

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Minimum Age: 10 Years Old

Time at Rank: 6-12 Months

BROWN 1ST - BLACK BELT

TOTAL TIME

Minimum Age to Test for Black Belt: 10 Years Old

Time to go from Blue Belt to Black Belt: 3.5-7.5 Years of Training

*Time at each rank is dependent on the student's focus level, time spent practicing at home, age, and regular class attendance. This time can be accelerated by instruction above and beyond the two class per week by purchasing personal training packages. Talk to your instructors if you are interested in more details.

"I understand that earning my black belt will take time and self-disciplined practice."