As I understand it, the honbu dojo recognizes three kyus, but allows dojo-cho to add other kyu as they see fit for various reasons. At my dojo, for example, we have 9 kyu ranks (not counting mukyu). A few questions: 1) For those of you who only have the three kyu, how long, on average, does a student remain mukyu before testing for sankyu? Let's say for the sake of discussion that the student is an average or above-average learner, attends class regularly, and has a good attitude (i.e., not the "slow kid" or person who only trains sporadically). 2) For those dojos that do recognize additional kyu ranks, let's say that a student is 7th kyu (for example), and decides (and is given permission) to test at a seminar. If they pass, have they effectively "skipped" 6th through 4th kyu? Upon return to their "home" dojo, do they then wear a green belt as a 3rd kyu? Thanks. I've been checking out the honbu dojo's website and saw the testing requirements, then saw the upcoming seminar schedule for Connecticut, and wondered. For the Bujinkan/Genbukan guys, I'd be interested in knowing how it works in your organizations, too, but I'm mainly curious as how my fellow Jinenkan practitioners do it.