Good point! It is disingenuous to dangle a carrot in front of students to give them hope, while having no intention of ever letting them get to the carrot. A better tactic may be to have some belt that is the equivalent of a junior black belt without it being a black belt. Then, when a student reaches the age of 18, he or she could test for black belt. The student could also be made eligible for accelerated testing to a higher black belt level, so his or her belt level would be more commensurate with his or her skill level and experience.
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