how long does it take to become 1st kyu

Hello, I'm about to begin practicing kendo, and I'm curious to know how many years of training will take me to get the 1st kyu and start competitions. Thanks and sorry for my poor English!

Answer: Thanks for your question. Don't worry about your English!

It depends on how quickly you improve. I assume that you are not a primary school student. I think one of my students got his 1-kyu really quickly. It maybe took him 1.5 or 2 years. I think that is really quick.

Some tips.

- Listen to your instructor. And do what he/she says.
- Watch and copy good kendō.

These will improve your kendō dramatically.

Hope this helps!

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