A BLACK BELT IS …
A WHITE BELT THAT NEVER QUIT!
The student must be able to perform these skills with exceptional performance for their level to achieve the next rank. The Sensei will let the student know when they are ready to be tested for a higher belt.
All rank requirements are cumulative, so be sure to be sharp at your previous material as well as the new stuff.
Please do not suggest or inquire about your next rank test date; this demonstrates impatience and lack of respect for your Sensei’s judgment. You may, however, ask your Sensei what you should be working on toward your next rank.