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#192639 - 10/09/05 05:11 PM 1st to 5th dan
TKDFighter89 Offline

Registered: 09/25/05
Posts: 85
how long does it take to go from 1st dan to 5th dan? usually

if it's not a mcdojang

#192640 - 10/09/05 06:29 PM Re: 1st to 5th dan [Re: TKDFighter89]
Christie Offline

Registered: 07/12/05
Posts: 872
Loc: Waterloo, ON
15+ years

#192641 - 10/09/05 06:41 PM Re: 1st to 5th dan [Re: Christie]
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Registered: 08/16/03
Posts: 142
Loc: Lansing, Mich., USA
I agree, I have been on the fast track and am looking at a 4th dan after 16 years
on average though, I would say 15-25 years from 1st t o5th dan
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#192642 - 10/09/05 11:40 PM Re: 1st to 5th dan [Re: StormDOA]
Mandolynn Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 195
Loc: Wisconsin, USA
Yep. It's about 3-5 years between each dan if you are regularly involved.
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#192643 - 10/10/05 08:26 AM Re: 1st to 5th dan [Re: Mandolynn]
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15-25 years. The ITF organisation has official minimum training periods between ranks, so 1st dan to 2nd dan is about 18months I think, however when you get to 3rd dan, you're training for about 5 years before youre 4th dan

Edited by Supremor (10/10/05 08:26 AM)

#192644 - 10/11/05 09:35 AM Re: 1st to 5th dan [Re: TKDFighter89]
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I agree about 10-18 years after your 1st Dan, contiuned practice maybe 10-12 years. It took me 20 years. I ventured out and came back, after training in various arts, I attained higher rank then my base. Rank can become quite politcal. But thats another story.

#192645 - 10/11/05 02:39 PM Re: 1st to 5th dan [Re: Neko456]
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Rank can become quite politcal. But thats another story.

i see what you mean here- but doesn't that kind of thing only apply to 6th dan upwards?

#192646 - 10/11/05 04:14 PM Re: 1st to 5th dan [Re: TKDFighter89]
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Depends if you stay with the same dojo/style. Recieved my third dan in Tang Soo Do(Korean)way back and when I switched to Japanese my Sensei busted me to shodan 1st dan and after 12 years with him I'm now a 4th dan. It all depend how much they respect your previous training, attitude and apply it toward your present rank. It's a Sensei call... Some people ask can't you add the two together and call yourself a 7th, it doesn't work that way.
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