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Karate Belts

How to tie a karate belt

Knowing how to tie your karate belt is one of the first things a Karateka (karate student) will need to learn. The description and video below will help you learn how to tie your karate belt.

If you have any further questions on how you should wear your karate belt, then speak to your Sensei.

how to tie a karate belt

Find the middle of the karate belt and place it against your middle.

Cross the ends of your karate belt right over left.

Tuck the right end of the karate belt under BOTH strands and pull tight.

Complete the belt knot by tying left over right.

Pull the karate belt tight and allow ends to hang symmetrically.

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Karate Belt Colours

Students start by going through the "Kyu" ranks (Pronounced 'kew', as in Kew Gardens). Progression in karate is a personal journey, but at the early stages you can expect to grade every 6 months. Kyu ranks and the color belts that go with them are in the following order:

  8th Kyu (Yellow) Yellow belt syllabus
  7th Kyu (Orange) Orange belt syllabus

6th Kyu (Green) Green belt syllabus
  5th Kyu (Blue) Blue belt syllabus
  4th Kyu (Purple) Purple belt syllabus
  3rd Kyu (Junior Brown) Brown belt syllabus
  2nd Kyu (Middle Brown) Brown belt syllabus
1st Kyu (Senior Brown) Brown belt syllabus
  1st Dan (Black) Black belt syllabus
  2nd Dan (Black) Black belt syllabus
  3rd Dan (Black) Black belt syllabus

Once black belt has been achieved, students are awarded Dan grades.

For further details on the karate belt system click here›



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Dojo Rules

Karate is not just a sport it is also a school of discipline and a few simple rules for respectful behaviour and safety must be observed within the Dojo.

Respect for the Dojo facilitates good learning and good karate. Dojo Rules›

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Training Fees

We try to keep our karate prices as competitive as possible and invest any money we make back into the club.

There are no contracts with our club and we operate a 'pay as you train' policy.

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Training Times

Reading Wado Kai Karate Club trains at Reading Girls' School on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm. Training Times›

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How to find us

Reading Wado Kai Karate Club train at
Reading Girls' School,
Northumberland Av,

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