All the following ages must be calculated starting from the year of birth. Therefore the athlete’s age is the one he is going to have at the end of the current year.
Beginner, any age
04 - 06 Years
07 - 15 Years
10 - 15 Years
13 - 15 Years
Red & Black
In order to be graded purple belt at 16 years of age it is required that the athlete has spent at least 2 years as a green belt - In order to be graded purple belt at 17 years of age it is required that the athlete has spent at least 1 year as a green belt and 1 year as blue belt - In case an athlete is graded from green belt straight to purple belt, then the minimum time required before he can be awarded the brown belt is 2 years - In order to be graded black belt at 19 years of age it is required that the athlete has spent at least 1 year as a brown belt.
Belt system and its minimum times
It is up to each instructor to decide how long it takes for a student to be graded, as long as the minimum times required for each belt are fulfilled.