Doing the math on hours spent training and how much to get promoted just like that is a mistake. Training a lot is good, yes. If you dedicate a year to intense training you will no doubt make huge improvements. However it is imortant to keep focused on where you are and what you need to work on at the moment. The time off the mat counts for something too, don`t leave your brain at the door. The sleep you get every night is invaluable too. (edit) why am I responding to a two and a half year old post made by a closed account?