I just got started on this forum and I am just a parent. Albeit one who has invested a lot of time and $ in (WTF) TKD. I think that most would agree that a Black Belt should not be granted before 10 years old. Has anyone on this board ever seen a Black Belt under the age of 10 that deserved their Black Belt. I can think of few. This is the Criteria. 1. They have to pass the adult test not a dumbed down test. 2. The have to have the professional demeanor of a Black Belt. 3. They must be able to train with adults. 4. They must be able to assist in class. 5. They must understand the responsibilities of a Black Belt. I can count 3 kids that I know that met this standard and 1 was 7 1/2 years old. I saw all three of them get promoted by KKW 9th degree. He did not compromise his standards. All 3 are currently still doing TKD and have been promoted to second degree.