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FAQ: How To A Karate Belt?

What is the order of belts in karate?

There are 6 belt colors: white belt, orange belt, blue belt, yellow belt, green belt, brown belt, and black belt. All belts besides the white belt can have dashes to indicate further progress. Here is a summary of the different karate belts.

How do you tie a martial arts belt?

Wrap the other end of the belt behind you and around your waist with your left hand. Wrap the belt around your waist a second time while maintaining the position of the label end of the belt. Tuck the non-label end of the belt under both layers and up. Pull both ends to tighten the knot.

How long should my karate belt be?

The length is really up to personal preferences, organization guidelines, and competition rules. I personally like my belt to go down to mid-thigh, or an inch or two shorter, but I ‘ve seen people with belts that only come down about three inches from the knot, and people with belts that touch their knees.

Can you skip belts in karate?

Yes, thanks to the McDojo, it is entirely possible to skip a belt in karate. However, there is no value to be gained from this, (apart, perhaps from bragging rights on a playground). Skipping a belt means that you have failed to master the skills and philosophy required to earn that belt.

Is Red Belt higher than black?

In Shorinkan Karate the red belt is the second highest belt prior to earning the Black Belt.

How long does it take to get a karate black belt?

An adult student who train Karate and who attends class at minimum two times per week on a regular basis can expect to earn a black belt in about five years. Some very dedicated karate students who train more intensely have been known to earn a black belt in as little as two or three years.

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