The journey to achieving Black Belt can take from two to two and a half years. This would be an overwhelming task if there were no progress markers. By having many belt ranks (colors), this allows students to visibly see their development and celebrate their achievements along the way. Our system of 12 belt ranks is designed for students to test every other month and make recognizable progress along the way. This builds confidence, self-respect, and pride in the hard work that they put into their training. Belt advancement ceremonies are held after each testing for family and friends to celebrate our student’s success.