Originally posted by Adam_Aikidoka
Thank you all for your input. I will keep this next question in this thread if that is allowed. Do you believe that children have to ability to gain Shodan? And what age do you think that they would be able to gain that rank? And if there are any young black belts in your clubs, what age were they when they were awarded their belts?
We have them - a very exceptionally a student Nidan but you know at 17 when they join the adults class they revert to white and start from the beginning. Doesn't take them as long but still the distinction is clear.