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How long would it take a Beginner to reach the rank of Shodan....?
or first degree Blackbelt in Aikido. And does the instructor impact the development of the student in the budo, or does the individuals diligence have more impact on how rapidly they learn?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It really depends on how long the student takes to learn the foundational basics. Yes, the instructor impacts the development of the student and it's also in part to the individuals dilligence and desire. For sake of argument, anywhere from 3 to 5 years or even longer depending on the style, teacher, and belt system.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
instructor is very important.... make sure where u train trains 4 real... so it can be used inna a fight... if u haf 2...basicly the rougher the randori the better...... ne way i have seen it done in 1 year cas sum guys werein down time in the marines so thats all they did 24/7 and i know this guy who just tested 4 his shodan after like 13 years... (i think he had a break) ne ways how much u train and how you train will effect how fast u progress.. and is more important... u dont believe me? go tell a karate school u do aikido... they will laugh at you because they dont expect you 2 be able 2 fight out of a wet paper bag.... its how u train.... randori should kill you....
- timberrattler818Lv 51 decade ago
minimum of 1 yearSource(s): i train in tomiki aikido