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It took me four years to get my black belt. But that was with summer camps (9 hours a day, four days a week, four weeks). At a normal pace, with 2-3 months between each test, you can expect anywhere from four to five years. I think that's not enough. My school grants people their black belt too early. Granted I was at a very accelerated rate, but I prefer 6 ...


3 months for every belt below Blue/Red and 6 months per Gup from Blue/Red tip on up to Red/Black tip. I can't recall if I waited 6 months or 1 year for 1st dan grading, but at any rate, in the organisation I was affiliated to, i.e. the TAGB, you'll wait two years for 2nd Dan, 3 for 3rd, 4 for 4th and 5 for 5th. After that, it becomes more discretionary and ...


The best thing to do is relax and enjoy your journey, don't time yourself, trust your instructor be a good student and learn your stuff and the rest will follow

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