Friday, October 2, 2015

FACE-OFF FRIDAY: How Long To Black Belt?

It's FACE-OFF FRIDAY!

Today's topic has a lot of variability to it, depending on the organization and martial art.

But it's still something that we martial artists will debate endlessly.

It's about how long it takes to earn a black belt.

Some organizations and martial arts are known for taking a very long time - anywhere from eight to ten years or more - to earn a black belt.

Some others grant black belts with as few as two-three years of study.

All things being equal - assuming it isn't somebody studying full-time or somebody very gifted - assuming class time of two-four hours a week...

HOW LONG SHOULD IT TAKE TO EARN A BLACK BELT?