YOUR GOAL ----> BE A BLACK BELT

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Our Student Creed, Beginning Class  

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

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 fullfilling their goals and all the requirements of the individual belt ranks.

"Due to our strong martial arts philosophies and long standing professional experience it is important for you to know that we DO NOTgrant 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

(these do not reflect times and ranks for our tigers & dragons programs)

Average Months of Progression Solid Belt Program

Students who elect to have private lessons, train more than twice per week, and are consistent in attendance will progress at the lower range of these estimates!
  • White Belt - Yellow Belt 1 - 4
  • Yellow Belt - Orange Belt 4 - 6
  • Orange Belt - Green Belt 7 - 12
  • Blue Belt - Purple Belt 12 - 17
  • Purple Belt - Red Belt 18 - 24
  • Red 1 Belt - Red 2 Belt 22 - 28
  • Red 2 Belt - Red 3 Belt 28 - 36
  • Junior 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 1 year probationary period to become a first degree Black Belt.

*Black Belts may examine or earn ranks in more than 1 style at the same time. Our available curriculum Karate-Do, Tae Kwon Do, Go Ju Ryu, Ju Jitsu, American Karate.

Black Belt Rank & Progression

  • Black Belt to 1st Degree 1 year probationary period, minimum 156 classes during probationary period
  • 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