I got to the third to last belt that they gave out the blue belt. Only the brown, and black belts were above mine so that was pretty good for me.
What they did not know is that i was holding back because I was afraid of hurting them.
I got pretty good at all the katas and drills that I had to do. I could jump over object to kick someone. I could break boards with my fists and with kicks. I got to play with wooden swords and num-chucks and learn ninja moves because I was the best behaved in the class. That does not say much about the rest of the class mind you.
I went twice a week for 5 years but once we moved it was too hard to stay in the class and so I had to stop going.