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Karate belts are used to indicate a student's rank. It is visible marker of what a student has learned. It helps instructors to know at a glance what level the student is at and what techniques they are working on learning.

Color patterns vary, but in general go from light colors to dark colors. While many think that black belt is the highest level, it is just the beginning of the levels. Most of the Martial Arts have ten levels of black belt. In the traditional Okinawa styles of karate, 7 and 8 degree black belts are actually white and red striped belts. The highest two, 9 and 10 are a solid red belt.

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What are the colours of karate belts?

it depends on the type of karate and the karate school you go to

Is there a case to keep all karate belts in for keepsake?

There are a number of items that can be used to display karate belts. Most are a sort of rack that the belts fit into them. Check a martial arts supply company online and you will find pictures and examples. They are fairly easy to make, and are fairly inexpensive.

What to do with used karate belts?

Put them on display. Or you can pass them on to lower ranking students as they advance.

Are you allowed to join karate and earn belts when your older?

ABSOLUTELY!! It doesnt matter how old you are to join karate and earn belts. There was a woman in my karate class and she was 72 years old.....Karate is for anyone who is willing to learn disipline and respect!

How do you advance in karate?

To advance in karate you have to do a grading. To advance to some belts it can take only a few months where other belts can take years.

Do belts in karate help you do better karate?

Belts states the level of your expertize in the sport. It also inspires you to work harder to win the next belt!

At the YMCA what is the order of belts you get in karate?

It will depend on the style of karate being taught at your YMCA. They are not the same everywhere. The instructor will be able to provide you the requirements for the various belts.

What are the belt levels in karate?

the belts are there like a grade to show how much experience you have got and knowledge of karate, like passing an exam, and to show lower belts that you have to be respected

What colours are the karate Ninja belts?

They are black.

Who created the belts for karate?

The belts and uniforms were adapted from those used in judo. Karate wanted to become a part of the Buddokan. Do do so, they needed to provide some more structure to the teaching methods, so they adopted the ranking.

In karate when can you wear a silk black belt?

Most black belts are made of silk. They last a lot longer then the cotton belts normally used for kyu levels and you will have the black belt for the rest of your life.

Where do they sell karate belts?

i got some from ebay.

What are the old colors of karate belts?

Originally, there were no belts. I'm not sure what you mean by 'old,' but the traditional belts are white, yellow, green, brown and black.

What colour are the belts in kick boxing?

There are none. Unless it's like Karate or something. But western kickboxing has no belts. No western martial arts have belts.

My cousins and I are putting on a play about Karate. We don't have any Karate Belts or Uniforms. What can I use as a substitute for Karate Belts and Uniforms?

Honestly the best thing to do would be either to get a martial arts catalog (I prefer AWMA but Century would probably be easier to get) and order some from there or use Amazon. Using bath robes and cloth belts just looks dorky and unconvincing.

What is the colors of the karate belts in Africa?

green black and red

Are karate red belts allowed in the US?

Yes of course

What level is a black belt?

Karate signifies that you have attained a certain level of expertise in karate. However there are 11 black belts (one simple, 10 Dan belts). And as you continue your progress, you attain new Dan levels.

What Kung Fu styles of belts are there?

Kung fu doesnt use belts it uses sashes. They follow the same color as karate.

What is the difference between American and Asian Karate?

they have more or less belts

What is the order in belts in karate?


How many levels or degrees of black belts are there in kenpo karate?

There are 10.

What does 'kyu' stand for in karate belt levels?

'Kyu' are the ranks for color belts in karate. There are generally 10 kyu belts. White is the 10th kyu and brown belt the 1st kyu.

What are the belts in Kung Fu?

There are no belts in Kung Fu. It may look like that Kung Fu is simula to karate but do you see anybody doing Kung Fu in tornaments wear belts? no.

What color belt are Prince in karate?

Prince and Paris and Blanket are Yellow belts.