A Black Belt is just a White Belt who kept training
I think this sentence is great because it shows you how relatively easy it is to get a black belt. If you stick to your training you can make it – it’s that simple. Of course it requires dedication, hard work, patience, courage and some small sacrifices over the years but it is certainly achievable. These are the qualities of a true martial artist.
I’ve been asked a couple of times “Sensei, what are my chances of getting a Black Belt?” The answer is... it depends on YOU. Remember this about martial arts: You get out of it as much as you put into it. If you are dedicated and work hard enough, NOT only can you achieve a black belt BUT you can achieve anything you want in life.