The coloured belts used in Ju-Jitsu are also known as Kyu Grades. Starting as a novice, you will work your way up through the belts - from Yellow to Brown - where you will then get the opportunity to be assessed for the 1st Dan Black Belt (Shodan). Each belt has a minimum timescale before a grading can take place. There is no limit as to how long it ultimately takes you, though bear in mind, your Sensei may encourage you otherwise!
Kyu gradings are held approximately every 3 months where all students invited to grade will meet. The student has to meet certain criteria before they can grade. These are:
(We like to think it all adds to the experience!)