I am currently training for my Kempo Black Belt test. I attend a 1 hour class once a week, and practice with other brown belts once a week for about 2 hours. Is that enough for preparation? My test is in 2 months, and I have been doing this for 5 months now.
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I don't ever think I have enough preparation, but I also never know when my next test is going to be. That's because my sensei will only test me when he feels I am ready to be tested. However, he does share with me the criteria for getting to the next belt. In general, as you progress things that you need to make sure of are:
So, assuming you know the requirements for becoming a black belt, do you feel like you are currently ready in all these areas? If not, it's time to start focusing your training time to bring up the weak areas. Some schools require you to demonstrate your cumulative knowledge from white belt to black belt, making that test pretty intense. Are you physically ready for it? If not, start incorporating the conditioning work to get ready.
In many ways, the quality of your training matters more than the quantity. However, if you can't cover everything you need to cover in the training you are currently doing, you will need to increase the frequency. It might be a good idea to plan your personal training to be ready by the time you are tested. In the weight lifting world it's called "programming", and applied to martial arts it's a matter of what you are going to focus on, how often you are going to train, and what training tools you are going to use.