There seems to be a lot of people who call themselves black belts just because they bought one! I’m 8 months into Karate training and my sensei says it takes a minimum of 3 years to reach black belt training 2 or 3 times a week at least. That seems ok to me but i’d like to hear opinions from experts. I suppose its not just about a length of time but ability, i just want to know what the average time would be.
Thanks for the replies, i should add my sensei has been doing Karate over 25 years and has won competitions all over the place as well as knowing some of the top men in the industry and he does several other martial arts in which he’s black belt. Thats why i trust him!