This art is well suited for multiple attacker self-defense and not for sport. Youth are not trained in the full curriculum of Okinawa Seidokan techniques, as they are not suitable to children. The complete art is taught in the Teen and Adult Class. The Youth Karate Curriculum comprises about 1/3 of the Adult Curriculum and the techniques are of a nature to protect without causing serious harm to the opponent. Regardless, self-control and restraint are the rule and using the techniques are stressed as a last resort to any conflict. Progression is self-paced and the accomplishment of a Black Belt will take on the average 5 to 7 years. The only guarantee of rank accomplishment in the Okinawa Seidokan System is continual hard work, sweat, and accomplished progression in the curriculum.