Welcome BriAnne! I train in Shoshin Ryu Jujitsu and just got my brown 3, considered to be the first 'upper' belt in our school. The average time it takes to get black in our form is 4 to 5 years and we test twice a year. I have dropped out more than once, I started training in 2000 and held my green belt for 8 years, longest in SSR history! I can understand a bit about wanting to rank up
I may not be there yet but I'm closer than I was yesterday.
I got tired of starting over and working back to where I was, so I have stopped giving up!
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My name is BriAnne, and I train in WTF Tae Kwon Do. I just turned 32, and started training about 18 months ago. I was a white belt for a ridiculously long time (5 months), because I started at a class at the local community center, and then my instructor started his own school, so it took 3 months after that before I actually tested up. When he tied on my yellow belt, he said, "Finally, right?"
I just tested for my high blue belt yesterday, which with our belt progression (different dojangs have different belts, I've discovered) means I've got about another 15-18 months - assuming I test every 3 months - until I get my first degree black belt.
I love the sport, and I train 4-5 times a week. Sometimes, I feel like when I'm out on the mats is the only time I really feel completely sane. :-)
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