How To Tie A Karate Belt

Need to know how to tie a karate belt or obi? 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,taekwondo belt, jiujutsu belt, or most any other martial arts belt.

 

How to tie a karate belt - 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.
How to tie a karate belt - Step 2 Wrap the belt around your waist a second time while maintaining the position of the label end of the belt.
How to tie a karate belt - 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.
How to tie a karate belt - Step 4 Fold down the non-label end of the belt.
How to tie a karate belt - Step 5 Tuck the label end of the belt under the other end and over to your right side.
How to tie a karate belt - Step 6 Loop the label end of the belt around the other end and through the knot.
How to tie a karate belt - Step 7 Pull to tighten the knot. If the belts ends are not the same length, untie the knot and adjust the length.

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