How to tie your belt!

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A clear, step-by-step video of one approach to tying your martial arts belt so that it hangs even. This is something that beginners will find useful.

A clear, step-by-step video of one approach to tying your martial arts belt so that it hangs even. This is something that beginners will find useful.

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  1. aspen says:
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    When you tie it like this it ends up crossing itself in the back, which aside from its aesthetic, can be an issue when rolling or under the koshi-ita. In my experience a preferable way is to have one side of the belt a little longer than it will be when hanging after tied, and then wrap the longer part around (over) the shorter side before tying. This will allow the belt to lay flat, one over the other, all around your waist. If you guessed your length wrong in the beginning you can rotate the belt until the knot is centred correctly.

  2. Aspen is this what you mean?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8_mNDniECU

    What is demonstrated in both videos is the sport judo way of tying the belt so it becomes loose and gives the competitor an opportunity to take a rest.

    Mifune Sensei used to scold students whose belts were getting loose for their lack or awareness. It was considered as a disgrace to loose one’s belt during a match. Nowadays it’s seen as being smart.

    Thank you for your contribution.

    Patrick Augé

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