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#11362 - 09/07/03 11:08 AM What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
Corruptor Offline
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Registered: 05/26/03
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Hey Folks

Just wondering what MA you study and how long it takes to become a black belt in that art. I am currently studying Tae Kwon Do with the TAGB- Tae Kwon Do Asscociation Of great Britain and it takes a minimum of 3 years and 6 months before you can become a black belt.

Cheers Corruptor

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#11363 - 09/07/03 12:17 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
Big Bear Offline
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Registered: 07/15/03
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Corruptor:
Hey Folks

Just wondering what MA you study and how long it takes to become a black belt in that art. I am currently studying Tae Kwon Do with the TAGB- Tae Kwon Do Asscociation Of great Britain and it takes a minimum of 3 years and 6 months before you can become a black belt.

Cheers Corruptor
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#11364 - 09/07/03 12:21 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
Big Bear Offline
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Registered: 07/15/03
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Corruptor i was with TAGB but my instructor moved us to GTI. Not sure why. it's the same there though 3.5 years.

I didn't think there was enuf "rolling" or grappling going on so i took on ju jitsu as well, (with the World Ju jitsu federation-headquaters is in Liverpool-Sensei Robert Clarke is the main man in WJJF). It takes 4 years or so to get to black belt.

Big Bear

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#11365 - 09/07/03 03:27 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
Raul Perez Offline
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Registered: 08/08/02
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Loc: Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, USA
Ryukyu Kempo... takes about 4 1/2 to 6 years to reach shodan.

Regards,

Raul

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#11366 - 09/07/03 04:31 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
UKfightfreak Offline
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Registered: 01/08/03
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Did Shotokan, got to black after 5 years although it is possible after 3 - although I don't know many people that do it unless they have come from another art or are very fit to begin with - and very committed.

I do know that Aikido takes ages - about 10 years and BJJ can take years - infact I would say that a BJJ black belt sounds one of the hardest to achieve - I know I bump into blackbelts in this that and the other but I don't think I have ever met a blackbelt in BJJ.

Its all semantics really if your good your good - a guy at our club holds a wako pro title in kick boxing and he isn't a black belt.

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#11367 - 09/07/03 05:22 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
ninja-raiden Offline
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Registered: 03/13/03
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I'm sorry, but the time it takes to reach black belt level FOR ANY ART UNLESS YOU'RE GOING TO AN MC DOJO, is purely up to the martial artist.

Depending on their speed of progress, it could take them 8 years, or it could take them 2.

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#11368 - 09/07/03 07:07 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
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It took me about four and a bit years to be awarded 1st Dan in Yoseikan but that included one year (the fourth) where I trained virtualy every day. Ninja Raiden is correct that this is all very subjective in terms of the individual student in question. However, regardless of talent or effort, there must be defined periods of training where an individual cannot grade despite being nominaly good enough to, simply for the sake of experience. I really believe that at a regular pace of training it should not take less than 5 years.

Regds
Mr V

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#11369 - 09/08/03 01:44 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
mark Offline
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Registered: 03/04/03
Posts: 1284
Loc: uk
Took me about 8 yrs to get my black belt in something called tai-ki-do; 1 of those all singing and dancing arts that expect you to punch as well as you can hip throw. Damn good it was.

Takes about 5 yrs to get a black belt in yoseikan (which I now teach)

MR V was/is quite exceptional in his achievement, probably the quickest beginner to 1st dan we have ever had, mind you he did give me LOADS of money………..

It is really all down to effort/natural ability and avoiding injury.

Mark

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#11370 - 09/08/03 03:05 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
Anonymous
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It took me over six years to get my black belt in wado ryu karate.
I think it's going to take me double that to get a black belt in jujitsu. I still breakfall like a sack of spuds!
Sharon

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#11371 - 09/08/03 03:11 PM Re: What MA Do You Study & How Long Does It Take To Become A Black Belt In That Art
MrVigerous Offline
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Registered: 04/17/01
Posts: 2498
Loc: UK
Cheque in the post as we speak Mark [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

Regds
Mr V

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