How to Tie Your Karate Belt

Step 1

Start by holding the label end (marked by the white ring) of the belt across your stomach. It should hang a few centremetres longer than the length you want the belt to be when it is tied. Wrap the other end of the belt behind you and around your waist. 

Step 1

Step 2

Wrap your belt around your waist for a second time while maintaining the position of the label end of the belt.

Step 2

Step 3

Tuck the end with no label under both layers and up. Pull both ends to tighten the knot. The label end of the belt should still be on your left side.

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Step 4

Tuck down the non-label end of your belt

Step 4

Step 5

Tuck the label end of your belt under the other end and over to your right side.

Step 5

Step 6

Loop the label end of your belt around the other end and through the knot


Step 7

Pull to tighten the knot so that it won't come loose during your training session. If the belt ends are not the same length, untie the knot and adjust the length.

Step 7


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