when you test for your black belt, you start 2 to 20 years or more in advance, depending on your rank.
By doing this you accomplish things you couldn’t possibly do in a shorter period of time.
To reveal Black Belt Excellence in our Members
I earn my rank not from a day, weekend, or week of performing in front of my teacher and/or a panel of judges. I earn the rank of 7th degree black belt by living, to the best of my ability, as a 7th degree black belt every single day, 365 days a year, for life. What I eat at my next meal, how I deal with the next challenge, conflict, or difficulty, how frequently I train, what I read, what I write, and how I treat people in my sphere of influence, these are the things that determine my eligibility; however the most significant test requirement of a 7th dan is his or her contribution to the martial arts community and the world. Tom Callos
BLACK BELT EXCELLENCE
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