"I will not accept a yellow belt in Kenpo until I can instinctively land in a neutral bow."
And the time it takes for each individual to do that is different which is why time in grade is a pointless measurement. Everyone learns and performs at different rates based on a myriad of factors (intelligence, discipline, prior experience, athleticism, genetics, etc.). So what happens when someone meets the criteria of knowledge and application (Scholar and Warrior) but hasn't been in it long enough? Do they wait to continue their progression until an arbitrary number of hours/days/years has passed. If so, why? What logical reason is there to halt someone's progression who passes all tests and criteria because a posted number somewhere hasn't been reached? (more on this later)
Even in institutions of learning (school systems, colleges, etc.) There is an established standard of time but that time is not a minimum or required. You complete each level of training when you are done. I've seen students skip grades, I've seen people complete 4 year degrees in 7 years as well as in 3 years.
It's as simple as that. You progress when you are ready.
Besides that, the time in grade systems were implemented for reasons that had nothing to do with skill or knowledge. They were implemented for financial and student retention reasons.
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