Elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu follows the IBJJF belt ranking system which has 13 belt colors for Youths and 7 for adults. When you join our gym as a member, we will sell you a white belt and any future promotions the belts are free! We also do not charge for testing of belts; we want the belt promotions to be about the achievement of the student and not economics. We follow the IBJJF guidelines for the minimum amount of time for a belt promotion, but each student develops at different speeds and often the actual time is much longer than the minimum. Be patient and enjoy the journey.