Re: How long did it take you?
1. How many years did it take you to get your first black belt?
6 and a bit
2. how often on average did you practice? (hours per week
average 4.5 (1.5 hr sessions) 7.5 when preparing for tests.
we also have 4 three day seminars a year and a 4 day summer camp of which I missed two total.
3. Did you have to take time-off (more then a month) because of unexpected injury or other unforeseen event.
Summer holidays with family each year usually 3 - 5 weeks
4. and finally did you deserve it?
No but as mentioned before by Christian I worked hard for it and my sensei though I deserved it.