With the background you have, you should have developed an alphabet of motion, much of which should translate to Kenpo. You should know many of the principles of movement already (although you may have learned them with different names). Others you should pick up far more quickly than the average Joe off the street. Should you have to put in the same time in rank before your next promotion?
I've had students with high ranks in other arts progress from white to purple while other students were working from orange to purple. By the time they were at green the pace had evened out considerably. I've had other students that simply weren't going to get past purple because they didn't have the work ethic.
Experience, maturity, attitude, athleticism, ability to learn new material, work ethic - all those factors trump the clock.
Take it out on the heavy bag,
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