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#1 User is offline   Marlon 

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 03:49 AM

If I practice judo twice a week (total 1.5h/day) and do weight training 3 times a week to help me, how long can I expect to earn the black belt ?
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:22 AM

10 yrs. :)
5 if u awesome..better do alot of tournaments..
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:25 AM

I like to stay away from these types of questions because there are too many variables. Some people can practice like that for 10 years and not earn their black belt, while others might earn it in 3 or 4. In order to give a decent estimate I would need to know the answer to questions like:

How old are you?
How athletic and coordinated are you?
How competitive are you and do you plan on competing?
What organization are you planning to earn a promotion from?
What country do you live in?
Who is your sensei and what is his/her rank?
How big is your class and are there black belts to train with?
Will you attend special clinics and other practices besides your own class?
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 06:27 AM

JudoSensei, on Oct 13 2005, 06:25 PM, said:

I like to stay away from these types of questions because there are too many variables. Some people can practice like that for 10 years and not earn their black belt, while others might earn it in 3 or 4. In order to give a decent estimate I would need to know the answer to questions like:

How old are you?
How athletic and coordinated are you?
How competitive are you and do you plan on competing?
What organization are you planning to earn a promotion from?
What country do you live in?
Who is your sensei and what is his/her rank?
How big is your class and are there black belts to train with?
Will you attend special clinics and other practices besides your own class?

Here's some more:

How often and how long do you practice?
How fast do you learn?
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 03:28 PM

It will take until you are ready, No Less-No More ! ! !
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Posted 14 October 2005 - 06:36 PM

Steve Leadbeater, on Oct 14 2005, 08:28 AM, said:

It will take until you are ready, No Less-No More ! ! !

Amen!!
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Posted 15 October 2005 - 09:54 PM

Your instructor will determine when you are ready for any promotion, including black belt.
"True Judoka do not follow rank, rank follows true judoka".
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Posted 16 October 2005 - 12:02 AM

Steve Leadbeater, on Oct 14 2005, 03:28 PM, said:

It will take until you are ready, No Less-No More ! ! !

I triple that motion. Just go out and have fun and learn judo. You'll get there sooner or later as long as you stick with it and give it your best each day.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 12:48 PM

It depends how hard you work, how good you are at learning, whether you actually absorb critisicm and improve etc. etc. Judo is not a business - it will come to you in time - that is IF you stick with it...
Don't resent people who progress faster/slower than you. The people I resent are those who get cross because "Sensei didn't promote me so I'm going to quit" and the ones who muck about in lessons.
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 12:28 PM

If you want it really fast come to Japan! :P

My friend got his in 3 months! No prior Judo experience.

A lot of variables I agree. In B.C. the majority for a person who has done it for a while can get it in 5 years, but everywhere and depending on everything its always different.

Let me tell you what one of my teachers used to tell me
"Rank means nothing. If you have a black belt fighting a white belt, the black belt is under a lot of pressure to win afterall he has the higher rank, he may be overconfident and underestimate his opponent. 1 mistake and he may lose. I've seen it. Don't be too keen for your black belt. Be happy with your technique. Try hard, eventually you will get there".

I thought that was good advice.

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Posted 20 October 2005 - 09:58 PM

People, especially young people get too hung-up on a "black belt".
Just go to class, learn judo, practice hard, have a good time and the "belts" will take care of themselves. Besides, a black belt is only the beginning of your judo journey.
"True Judoka do not follow rank, rank follows true judoka".
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Posted 20 October 2005 - 11:09 PM

Ok, this is what you do to get the answer, remember the date you joined a real good Dojo, then give it all you got. When you do get your balck belt go back to the date joined. There's your answer. No fooling!

Compare it to other's. You will find some got is sooner, some latter.

Better yet, don't worry about the time it takes, just go for it, don't stop until you get it. Take a breather, then go for your dans!!!!!! Better yet, don't even take a breather, just go for it all.

When they find you body passed out somewhere, make sure it has an earned black belt on it or at least pointed in the direction of your Dojo.

Kurobi........
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Posted 24 October 2005 - 04:35 AM

as others have stated, don't worry about your belt....worry about your judo and the person across from you.

all blackbelts are not created equal. dont lose the match or randori session before it starts b/c you are looking at the belt and not the person...

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Posted 24 October 2005 - 04:50 AM

the mod should make this a pinned. this questions been asked at least 5 times in the past couple months. the mod should just make it pinned so that it doesn't get repeated too many more times.
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Posted 24 October 2005 - 09:57 AM

Kurobi, I love your answer, especially the "when they find your body..." part.
"True Judoka do not follow rank, rank follows true judoka".
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