Every now and then we get a call on how to tie a karate belt.
We have decided to create a short video on two of the most common methods of tying a karate belt. There are more than two ways to tie a belt, but these are the two we are most familiar with.
No matter what version you use from this video the important thing is to make sure both ends of the belt are even. You do not want one end hanging lower than the other.
In addition to tying your belt you want to make sure that you do not wash your belt. Traditionally belts were white and then gradually got dirtier until eventually they became black. Hence the beginning of the belt ranking system. But in today’s martial arts schools we use colored belts to show progress. But the tradition still hangs on of not washing your belt.