I train at a very well known studio in Brazilian BJJ. I have to say it is the best place I have ever trained in my life. I could not be happier with the instructors. The students have great attitudes. And, I am becoming a better grappler. The only problem I have is that it is my opinion that they promote too fast. I am currently a brown belt. In in about a year or so I will probably receive my black belt. Realistically, my grappling game is that of a beginning purple belt. I am not particularly gifted and tend to be a slow learner. I just stick with things a long time. I can not express how bad I do not want a black belt. I would be humiliated to put it on. I am perfectly content to wear a blue belt for the rest of my life if that truely represented my abilities. I have tried to talk to them about it several times. No luck. It essentially is a system that awards belts according to a set time table. What would you do in my situation? I don't want to be the guy with the belt just because he put in his time. I also don't want people who I respect at the studio to think I actually believe it. The whole thing puts me in a bad spot. I have been doing this since 1993. I love Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Except for the above, I love my studio. But, there is no way my skills would represent this rank. I have even thought of quiting before the belt is given to me. What would you do?