Belt Information


All of our martial arts belts are hand-made in the USA by skilled craftsmen. We use the best materials available such as 100% cotton strapping core, 100% cotton exterior and super-strong polyester thread. All belts have sewn ends and matching thread color. Various belt widths are available: 1.50 inch (narrow), 1.75 inch (standard rank belts), 2.00 inch (rank belts, black belts and master belts), 2.50 inch (large black belts and large master belts), 3.00 inch (XL black and master belts). The thickness of our belts vary for each belt style, especially our different Master Belts. However, rank belts are approximately 3.0mm thick, while "soft" firmness belts are approximately 4.0mm thick, and "stiff" firmness belts are approximately 5.0mm thick. Please note that "stiff" means stiff, and will need some breaking in. More info on belt firmness here.


Kataaro belt sizes are in 5 inch increments, from Size 0000 (75 inch) to Size 24 (210 inch). Our tolerance for length variation is up to 2 inches short and up to 3 inches long. When choosing a size, consider that the wider the belt, the more length is utilized in the knot area. Our Belt Size Calculator can help with making size choices. Also, keep in mind that there may be some variation in width up to 3/16".


There are a variety of black belts, master belts and rank belts to represent most all martial arts disciplines including karate, taekwondo, judo and jujitsu. If you don't see a style that you need, please let us know.


To add embroidery to any martial arts belt, you may go directly to the Embroidered Belts category. There is also a link on each belt page. For embroidery beyond what's available on the website, please use the Special Instructions box - additional costs may apply. Belt production will begin when the order is placed, but embroidery will not begin until a visual layout is approved.

Care Instructions

We do not recommend washing your martial arts belt. If you do you may experience considerable shrinkage. See our FAQ page for more information on washing your belt.

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Kataaro Belt

-  Brushed cotton material

-  Heavy-duty stitching

-  Sewn ends

-  Double layer sturdy core

-  Made in USA

Others' Fill Belt

-  Thin polyester material

-  Standard stitching

-  Loose-fill core material

-  Chemically treated

-  Imported

Others' Felt Belt

-  Thin polyester material

-  Standard stitching

-  Heat-sealed ends

-  Felt / plastic core material

-  Imported