It depends on how much time and energy you are willing to dedicate to it. The more you practice, the faster you will achieve your goals and advance to the next BELT LEVEL. Remember, our focus is your personal health and effective self-defense skills. One can easily advance from one belt level onto the next in a matter of months. But if your goal is to show off your skills and to impress your friends, then perhaps Hakido is not right for you.