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belts rank and progression


AmeriKick Student Creed, Beginning Class

"To Build Confidence... I must have Knowledge in my Mind,
Truth in my Heart, and Strength in my Body."

AmeriKick Student Creed, Closing Class

"I am a student of Amerikick, I will give 100% to Myself, my Family, my Community, my School and my God. I will train in the spirit of Benevolence, Courage, Honor and Loyalty."

AmeriKick Curriculum
AmeriKick provides students with a written curriculum for each belt rank. The documents assist the student to keep them on track and to aid them in fulfilling their goals and meeting all the requirements of the individual belt ranks.
Students will be able to access their curriculum on-line in upcoming months.

"Due to our strong martial arts philosophies and long standing professional experience it is important for you to know that we DO NOT grant black belts to young children! A black belt is something that is synonymous with dedication, hard work and longevity. Children under the age of 13 will not be eligible for a black belt here. We strongly question the credibility of those who grant black belts to young children."

Belt Rank & Progression

Times may vary from individual to individual depending on:
1. Prior experience
2. Training days per week
3. Private lessons
4. Attendance
5. Black Belt Club Member or Masters Club Member

(These do not reflect times and ranks for our Little Ninjas program--please go to programs and click Little Ninjas)
Average Months of Progression Solid Belt Program

White-Yellow 1-4
Yellow-Orange 4-6
Orange-Green 7-12
Green-Blue 7-12
Blue-Purple 12-17
Purple-Red 18-24
Red 1st-Red 2nd 22-28
Red 2nd-Red 3rd 28-36
Jr. Black Belt 36-46
Black Belt 46-60

Black Belt Degrees
Grand Master-Dr. 9th Degree/ Kudan
Grand Master-Dr. 8th Degree/ Hachidan
Senior Professor-Dr. 7th Degree/ Shichidan
Professor- 6th Degree/ Rokudan
Associate Professor-5th Degree/ Godan
Senior Master-4th Degree/ Yodan
Master- 3rd Degree/ Sandan
Instructor- 2nd Degree/ Nidan
Associate Instructor-1st Degree/ Shodan

Black Belt to First Degree Black Belt Denotes a one year probationary period with a minimum 156 classes, to become a first degree Black Belt.
1st Degree to 2nd Degree 2 years minimum
(minimum 312 class hours)
2nd Degree to 3rd Degree 4 years minimum
(minimum 624 classes)
3rd.Degree to 4th Degree 4 years minimum
4th Degree to 5th Degree 5 years minimum
5th Degree to 6th Degree 5 years minimum
6th Degree to 7th Degree 5 years minimum
7th.Degree to 8th Degree 5 years minimum

*Black Belts may examine or earn ranks in more than one style at the same time. Our available curriculum Karate-Do, Tae Kwon Do, Go Ju Ryu, Jiu Jitsu, American Karate.

*The minimums refer to years between each rank not total time. In other words a black belt moving up in ranks from 1st degree to 2nd degree must have and attain that rank for a minimum of 2 years. That includes a regular workout schedule, active in the school and working on the current black belt curriculum. Not all advanced degrees are the same from school to school…here at AmeriKick Martial Arts you EARN it.



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