I have to agree with the awww c'mon sentiment. Unless of course its some kind of "kiddie" grade. Like they know... Aww who am I kidding. I must retreat back to my original position of Awww C'MON!
Here, I did the math. Assuming we follow the regular guidelines...she could make 3rd BB in 3 years at 9 y.o. Then in another 4 years she'll be 4th degree at 13...under kkw guidelines considered a master instructor.
While this may not be her fault...it's still quite a mess.
Nah the earliest she could get her 4th is 19, the best she can do is 3rd by the time she is 14 and then she has to transfer her poom rank for dans and wait four years to test for Master.
Do the underbelts have to address her as Miss or Sahbumnim (sp)?
Remember the only person to blame is the instructor, she has probaly done everything he has asked of her.
She's six years old. It just isn't fair to saddle her with this sort of controversy when she still has her baby teeth. The teacher was trying to prove something. He shouldn't have used a little kid to do it. I hope that the pressure and expectations don't warp her or make her hate martial arts when she's old enough to understand and resent it.
In our school, even the poom belts don't automatically transfer to Dan rank when the student reaches "adult" age. We just had a 15 year old 2nd Poom take his 1st Dan test this past weekend, I kinda like that policy, nothing is just given to you.
Please excuse my ignorance as TKD is not my art but is there anything along the lines of "youth black belts?" Does that only refer to age of black belts or is there a different belting system for juveniles....for any martial art for that matter.
As you can tell I am a noob to the martial arts but I thought I had heard something along those lines at one time.
Thank you for the education.