In recent years many martial arts schools have developed a new ranking system which has proved to be able to monitor student's progress more precisely than the traditional 9-belt ranking system. Specifically this new system is the old 9-belt system with nine more ranks represented by 9 striped ranks added to it. The belts are 100% cotton and offered in a variety of colors. These belts are strong and firm yet soft enough to tie easily. Note: Embroidery belts usually ship within 2-3 weeks. Note: If you select a different ranking bar color than embroidery text, there will be an additional charge of another line of text. Note: Embroidered Belts are not returnable for a refund or exchange unless defective or incorrect. Please refer to following images for your embroidery options.