Need to know how to tie a karate belt? Here is a method with step-by-step diagram that will eliminate the cross-over on the backside of the belt. This method can be used for for tying a karate belt, judo belt, or any other martial arts belt.

 

Belt Tie Step 1 Start by holding the label end of the belt across your abdomen, in front of you with your right hand. It should hang a couple of inches 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 with your left hand.
Belt Tie Step 2 Wrap the belt around your waist a second time while maintaining the position of the label end of the belt.
Belt Tie Step 3 Tuck the non-label end of the belt 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.
Belt Tie Step 4 Fold down the non-label end of the belt.
Belt Tie Step 5 Tuck the label end of the belt under the other end and over to your right side.
Belt Tie Step 6 Loop the label end of the belt around the other end and through the knot.
Belt Tie Step 7 Pull to tighten the knot. If the belts ends are not the same length, untie the knot and adjust the length.