How long does it take to get a black belt?

In Ask The Grandmaster by Grandmaster DeMasco

How long does it take to get a black belt?

Grandmaster, how long does it take to earn a blackbelt? – Florencia G.

I have been asked that question many times. The average time it take to make Black Belt is 4 to 5 years. However there are those that have taken less time and others taking more time. It really depends on how much time you can spend in the studio taking lessons and practicing on your own.

Martial Arts should be something that you enjoy and give you stress release, not increase stress. What I mean by this is not to put unnecessary pressure on yourself to meet a time frame. You should attend class two to three times a week to become effective over a period of time.

Thank You,
Grandmaster DeMasco

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