3rd° Black Belt Resources
Requirements for advancement
As with all belts, the following list is only a basic requirement for advancement. To be eligible to test you will have to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of all that we cover in class.
3rd° Black Belt --> Beyond
Minimum Time: 3 Years
Information: After 3rd° Black Belt you will have been taking Martial Arts for a minimum of 6.5 years if you started when you were ~11 and went right through at pace, and at most 13 years if you started when you were ~4 and went right through at pace. Of course it could take you any number of years to reach 3rd°. Either way the earliest you could reach 3rd° is ~17 years old and in our community most students will be headed off to college around this point, this is we give you 3rd° Black Belt as your goal.
Going forward you will be awarded degrees based on time invested in your practice. From 3rd° to 4th° is a minimum of 3 years of continuation of your practice, continuing your learning of skills, forms & weapons, and furthering your understanding of Martial Arts as a lifestyle that encompasses a way of thinking and behaving.