If you are comfortable, try asking the instructor. Some dont like that question very much, because they think thats all you are after. Im just the kind of person that likes to know where the end of the tunnel is. LOL My instructor was very traditional, and Chinese Kenpo is a style that takes forever to get to 1st Black. I moved up quicker than most in the class, because I put in more classes and practiced daily at home. I was lucky to have a great wk sched at the time. I couldnt do it now. At my school this style takes between 3-5 yrs. We have to learn over 700 techniques, 14 Katas, and 2 weapons. There is more if you compete.
Ranks vary from one form to the next, one class to the next and one student to the next. Some classes promote as soon as you have material memorized and pay the belt fee (if they have one) and others have a minimum period between testing. Best wishes on your training!
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!
Hi all. I'm new to the martial arts. I don't have a lot of time as I travel for work on a weekly basis so I joined a karate class being taught at my local YMCA. It meets only once per week which is great for my schedule. But I'm wondering how much longer it will take me to achieve the varies ranks as opposed to someone taking a class at an actual studio. Anyone have any input on this?
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