How long does it take to reach black belt?

The average among adult students is 4-6 years from white belt to black belt. At Torrey Pines Martial Arts, students who reach the rank of black belt prior to their 16th birthday are considered junior black belts, and may re-certify for their black belt once they are 16. It may take longer for children, and is of course dependant on the level of commitment, how often you are able to attend, and every individual’s style of learning.