Everyone wants the black belt and at Simba Dojo, we want you to earn it.  How fast you achieve your goal can vary tremendously depending on many factors including your ability and how much effort you put into your training.  We do not give out belts at Simba Dojo.  You earn them through your mastery of the skills.  We do not socially promote our students and each promotion is determined by a panel of judges.  The colored belt is just a marker of a journey one decides to take.  Ultimately, karate is not about the belt you wear and the focus should be on the continued development of one’s character.