The black belt in Taekwondo is symbolic of advanced martial arts skills as well as above average physical, mental, and emotional strength. It is our believe that the journey to black belt is just as important as the destination itself. For this reason, the length of time necessary to attain a black belt varies depending on dedication, comprehension, and overall proficiency. A typical student that attends classes regularly and actively participates in our programs will earn their 1st Degree Black Belt within two years to five years. It is extremely important that the instructors uphold the integrity of our art form by only advancing students that have proven ready to advance. In addition, some black belt levels require a minimum age for advancement. Finally, the student must demonstrate proficiency in forms, sparring, self-defense, various weapons, and board breaks in order to achieve the black belt ranks.