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aes
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Location: Southern Ontario, Canada
Styles: Okinawan Shorin-ryu Karate

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the dojo I go to the typical amount of time for the lower to intermediate belts is 3 months but at higher ones it can take 6 months or longer.

We use a belt colour system that uses the colour with a black stripe in between belt colours. IE Gold goes to Gold/Black then to Orange then to Orange/Black etc. Each belt level has a certain number of dojo training hours required. Plus obviously knowing your katas for the grading.
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IAMA_chick
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Joined: 23 Mar 2003
Posts: 515
Location: Indiana
Styles: tae kwon do

PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2003 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

white through gold talkes 1 month each
oarnge through red takes 2 months each
and brown to black takes 3 months each

i think. that is if you know your material and are ready to test.
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Joined: 13 Feb 2003
Posts: 6154
Location: Upstate NY
Styles: TKD;Shotokan;JuJitsu;Tai Ji

PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2003 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old TKD school:
3 months between white, orange, gold, green, purple, blue
4 months between blue, blue1, brown
5 months between bown, brown1, red
6 months between red, red1, black belt candidate
2 years between 1st bb and 2nd bb
3 years between 2nd bb and 3rd bb
4 years between 3rd bb and 4th bb
etc.

New TKD school:
Minimum number of classes required at each gup before testing regardless of time, although it is pretty close to 3 months at each level up to brown, and then 4 months thereafter. Requirements for bb's are dependant on classes and Master's recommendation.

Old Skool Rules!!!


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Isshinryu Man
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White Belt

Joined: 27 May 2003
Posts: 24
Location: Reading, Pa.
Styles: Isshinryu Karate

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2003 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rb wrote:
3-4 years for a black belt.

Must...Resist...urge...to...laugh.

10 years is the norm at my club.


*Rei*

10 years is very commendable in regards to dedication for your first black belt. Although I don't agree that 3-4 years for a black belt is any less of a journey.

The first few years of under belt training is to learn and perform various physical techniques, strategy, etc. Trying to incorporate the advanced understanding of technique, their interpretation, spiritual application and more would be a knowledge overload. That's why attaining the level of shodan is "really" the beginning of your education.

At this point the student begins to think on their own, outside the routine of charts, drills and repetitive kata.

Also take into consideration that some styles have different time tables then others for possible advancement.

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hobbitbob
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Joined: 15 Jun 2002
Posts: 545
Location: Denver
Styles: 3d dan Shotokan, 2d dan Wado Ryu, 1st dan Taekwondo, 1st dan Aikido

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2003 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

10th-7th kyu: 3 months each.
6th-4th kyu: 6ish, or so.
3d kyu: one year
2dkyu: optional, most people never actually hit 2d kyu,and are instead jumped to 1st kyu.
1st kyu: at least a year must pass between recieving 1st kyu and the Shodan test. This often means that people spend the better part of two years at 1st kyu, since Dan testing is once a year.
1st Dan: minimum of three years training time, minimum of 16 years old.
2d Dan: Minimum of two years since Shodan.
3d Dan: Minimum of three years since Nidan.
etc...

Let me also add that promotions are not automatic. Although it is almost impossible to fail the test for yellow belt (9th kyu) is has happened, usually to adults!
I will be "coutesy testing" to Shodan this summer, I am told this is unusual. Ordinarily they have not let people from outside systems wear their dan grades. I was both pleasantly surprised,and anticipating being the "portuding nail that gets hammered down" (both happened!).
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Raiden
Yellow Belt
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Joined: 14 May 2003
Posts: 33

Styles: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

PostPosted: Wed May 28, 2003 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my BJJ class if you come 2-3 times a week for 6 months you should be able to get your white/blue belt which is half blue and half white. Your next belt is blue, which takes another 6 months if you make progress and attend class regularly. (We have 3 guys in our class that have been white belts for a year, one just got his white/blue last week.) Each belt has 4 stripes I believe. After blue its Purple. No time frame on this one, you get it when you are ready. After purple is brown, then black.
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