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Old 03-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #12
Dave de Vos
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Re: Adult Ranks for Children

Katherine Derbyshire wrote: View Post
At our dojo, junior black belt is equivalent to adult 3rd kyu, and a junior black belt would need to transition to the adult classes to get further promotions.
I didn't know there existed such a thing as a junior black belt. AFAIK in the Netherlands there is a minimum age of 16 for black belt in judo. I tried to look up what it is in aikido and I found minimum ages varying from 16 to 18. So juniors are not tested for black belt in the Netherlands from what I can find.

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