Taekwondo belts are an essential part of the traditional taekwondo uniform, and learning how to properly tie one is an important skill for any taekwondo practitioner. In this blog post, we'll provide a step-by-step guide on how to tie a taekwondo belt, as well as some information on taekwondo belt order.
Before you begin, it's important to have the right tools: a taekwondo belt and a pair of belt fasteners. The belt should be the appropriate size and colour for your rank, and the fasteners should be sturdy and easy to use.
Step 1: Begin by placing the center of the belt over your belly button, with the ends of the belt hanging evenly on either side. The belt should be worn over your dobok (taekwondo uniform) with the embroidered side facing outward.
Step 2: Cross the ends of the belt over your belly button, with the left end on top of the right end.
Step 3: Take the left end of the belt and bring it over the right end, creating a loop.
Step 4: Hold the loop in place with your left hand and grab the right end of the belt with your right hand.
Step 5: Bring the right end of the belt over the loop and through the hole in the center.
Step 6: Pull the ends of the belt tight, making sure the knot is secure and centered on your belly button.
Step 7: Tie the belt fasteners in place to keep the knot secure. The fasteners should be tied in a double knot and positioned on either side of the knot, with the ends hanging evenly.
Taekwondo belts are typically worn in a specific order, with white being the lowest rank and black being the highest. There are also intermediate ranks, including yellow, green, blue, and red. The order of belts may vary slightly depending on the taekwondo organisation, but in general, the belt colours follow this progression: white, yellow, green, blue, red, and black.
Learning how to tie a taekwondo belt is an important part of taekwondo training, and with a little practice, it becomes a quick and easy process. Remember to always wear your belt with pride and respect, as it represents your hard work and dedication to the art of taekwondo.