What makes a black belt

One of my favorite thoughts to share with the students, especially at black belt testing, is the difference between a white belt and a black belt. Many may think that the difference is how many techniques one knows, or the level of the latest hyung one knows. This is part of it, but, in my opinion, a small part.

I could pick anyone off of the street and teach them Ji On, my highest hyung. That person would know where to step, what moves to do, and what the stances should be. But this does not make this person a black belt. A black belt knows how to do the techniques. This is why I am always looking for detail and technique.

The difference between a white belt and a black belt is that the black belt has done middle punch 10,000 more times than the white belt. The black belt has made a front stance 10,000 more times than the white belt. Simply put, there is no substitute for repetition. Begin your training today at DavidFullerKarate.com!

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