Your karate belt is your outward display of your karate journey. Learning how to tie your obi is integral to your success. Here is how to tie a karate belt:
#1 – place your obi on your stomach around your waist. The ends will go behind you.
#2 – wrap the belt (obi) around your waist now.
#3 – crossing the belt behind your back, tightly, bring it back around to your front.
#4 – smooth it out, and keep it looking crisp on the front now. This part will show.
#5 – cross the ends of the obi around your front. This will be back on the front now, getting ready to tie it up. Almost done!
#6 – tie the knot in the front using with both ends. Follow the video below if you get confused.
#7 – pull it tight into you (you don’t want it to slip off during a kata!) and you are done.
All our karate belt displays can accept a belt tied this way.