Adults test every four to six months for a stripe, children test every two months but require eight stripes for next belt. Black Belt and Instructor Degree promotions are once every three years until 4th Degree. Then every five for 5th, six for 6th, seven for 7th and eight for 8th.  

 

The highest ranking of 9th and 10th Degree is reserved for Dojonim and Direct Lineage Successor. 

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