How long does it take to get a Black Belt?

We do not guarantee that students will make black belt (or any other) rank. Earning a black belt is a relatively rare occurrence, although the primary trait to be able to achieve black belt rank is simply the ability to show up for class regularly, avoid serious injury and to train diligently.

Typically, it takes 5 to 7 years for most students to earn black belt rank, by training diligently and regularly for this amount of time.

Our style does not award black blest to students younger than 14 years of age and even then it is what is known as a rank of Shodan Ho, a Provisional Black Belt.

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