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  • 47MartialMan
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    that is the point-the more belts, the more profits from testing

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  • HtTKar
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    Some schools have more belts than others.
    I can understand putting some time in between belts. One school here goes right from White to blue to brown to black. They do not have stripes at these low levels.

    Other schools have white-yellow-blue-green-purple-brown-black. Each one with a separate stripe level. 12 belts before you even get to black-belt. They just pile the belts up in these schools.

    In the former school that I was talking about they all have to wait a minimum of 90 days between tests, and its not uncommon to have to wait years if you are not prepared to pass the next level. In schools that have multiple belt levels they can promote faster because there is less to learn in between belt levels. It's easier to master a couple little things than a whole curriculum.

    I dont think waiting long periods of time would be practical in schools that have 12 belts before you even get to black-belt. However it has to happen in schools that have less belts.

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  • 47MartialMan
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    From one of my instructors-it took 6 years. And if you were under 17, you had to wait to turn near that age!

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  • Acitic
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    I don't know if this really matters much, however my instructor's instructor in taekwon-do set the minimum time period between belt testing for 9 months... so my instructor for a white belt for 9 months before he tested for his yellow stripe and so on.... but then he went on later to teach self defence to the military and is one amazing fighter.

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  • brokenelbow
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    I wish the entire belt ranking system would go away.

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  • electrorok
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    i dont think anyone should really worry about how fast it takes u to get there 1st degree. remember 1st degree is only the beginning of a whole new world in your training. obviously if your a 3 degree in 3 or 4 yrs in training i would start to question if this is really right. especially after Masters train for 50 - 60 yrs and hold 8 and 9 dans.

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  • Hardball
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    Try and not worry "Too Much" about your belt color. Just practice in and out of the Dojang/Dojo. That way you won't get your ass kicked. It's embarassing to have a certain color belt and then get an ass Whooping. Just practice.

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  • Ryo
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    I've advanced relatively quickly (at least, I believe it to be so) within a two year period. However, I have difficulty remembering earlier kicks, forms, etc. Now, I'm spending more time going back and fixing my mistakes. It's better to not rush yourself and try to fully focus on the lesson material at hand rather than worry about how long it will take.

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  • Devin
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    I'd love to train 10 hours a week, but the most my gym offers is 3...
    It's a shame

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  • MAfans
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    maybe 10 hrs is not that much, but what I meant, it's about the intensity of your trainning. Like in my wing-chun school, sometime I prefered to be unconscious than to continue the training lol, but it always feel great to say that u went trough the training

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  • brokenelbow
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    10 hours per week of classroom training is not that much.

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  • MAfans
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    I think that it depends on how do you train, like if you get ur bb in a year, but you train 10hrs per week, it might be normal.

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  • brokenelbow
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    How fast is too fast? Just curious...
    The only thing that makes advancement too fast is if you don't understand or can't perform what you're learning. I've seen one gifted guy make black belt in a little over a year. He ate, slept and lived Oh Do Kwan for that time and he really understood what he was learning. The guy was like a sponge with the lessons and physically gifted. I know another who has been a brown belt for 5 years. She's the exact opposite. Me, I pissed my master off because I turned down testing and advancement for over a year because I was doing some exploring. It also bothered him because rank meant nothing to me, but what I was learning did. I also did him a diservice because I ended up knowing more than those who did advance but couldn't teach them because of my rank. Just my $00.02.

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  • medic06
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    Originally posted by Spookey
    Medic,

    I have figured two values for my belt...approx. $6.95 stock or maybe $12.00 with embroidery!

    (PS...i dont even expect it to keep my dobok closed...its got tie string and/or velcro

    TAEKWON!
    Spookey
    Did you take off for mileage, etc?

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  • Spookey
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    My belts worth!!!

    Medic,

    I have figured two values for my belt...approx. $6.95 stock or maybe $12.00 with embroidery!

    (PS...i dont even expect it to keep my dobok closed...its got tie string and/or velcro

    TAEKWON!
    Spookey

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