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There are many ways to tie a belt for martial arts. The video to your right is the way in which I teach it in our olympic style taekwondo program. Please check with your instructor before using this video to learn from as your school or program may teach a different way.

In our program we use what are called double rap belts. These are belts that rap 2 times around your waist before getting tied in the front.

Some schools want your stripes on the left and some on the right. Some like the knot to be open to the left and some teach it open to the right.

What is important is that you tie the belt in the way your school would like it done in order to conform with those in your class. In martial arts, what sets us apart from each other is our skill level and what we stand for, not how we look in a cool uniform or with a belt tied differently than everyone else. This is one of the reasons everyone wears the same uniform in the same color.


Quick Reference guide

How To Tie Your Belt Step 1

Step 1: Grab the belt!

How To Tie Your Belt Step 2

Step 2: Find The Center

How To Tie Your Belt Step 3

Step 3: With the belt size label facing the inside, place the center of the belt on the front of your waist.

How To Tie Your Belt Step 3A

Step 3a: Wrap the belt around your waist and bring each end behind you.

How To Tie Your Belt Step 4

Step 4: Cross the end from your left over the end from your right in the back.

How To Tie Your Belt Step 4A

Step 4a: As you bring the belt ends around you and to the front, tuck the left end underneath.

How To Tie Your Belt Step 5

Step 5: When you bring the two ends back to the front of your waist, cross the right over the left

How To Tie Your Belt Step 6

Step 6: Take the end on your left side and tuck it under all layers of the belt and pull it upwards

How To Tie Your Belt Step 6A

Step 6a: Pull the end up and lay it forward

How To Tie Your Belt Step 7

Step 7: At this point, take both ends and pull them forward to measure the lengths. Make sure they are roughly the same.

How To Tie Your Belt Step 8

Step 8: Now flip or twist the right end to the left once.

How To Tie Your Belt Step 9

Step 9: Now take the left end and cross it over the right end you just flipped.

How To Tie Your Belt Step 10

Step 10: Bend the top downward and bring it behind the crossed ends and upward

How To Tie Your Belt Step 10A

Step 10a: Push the end upward

How To Tie Your Belt Step 10B

Step 10b: As that end comes up and through, grab it and bring it up

How To Tie Your Belt Step 11

Step 11: After grabbing both ends, pull them outward to close the knot

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Step 12: Now take both ends and flip them forward to help them lay down

How To Tie Your Belt Step 13

Step 13: Pull both ends in front of you and make sure they are roughly the same length! If not loosen the knot and adjust the length till they match

How To Tie Your Belt Step 12

Step 14: Enjoy training without your instructor making you do push-ups for not having the belt tied correctly!!!!