Promotions at Eastside Dojo
Eastside has a simple promotion philosophy. Participation drives excellence. The more you practice, the better you get. Testing is helpful, but it is participation that builds resilience, perseverance and character.
Bantams are kids aged from 5 to 8 years old. Typically they will progress from a white belt to a white-green belt by the time they are 8.
Intermediates are kids aged from 9 to 12 years old. Typically they will progress from a white belt to a blue-black belt by they time they are 12.
Juveniles are teens aged 13 to 16, and will tend to move from Green to brown within a 2-3 year period and as seniors to a black belt within 1 to 2 years.
Seniors are participants 17 and up. The progression for Seniors runs from white to yellow to orange to green to brown and eventually to black belts.