Page 1 of 4 1234 Last
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    19
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    The Not So Complex Art of Belt Tying.

    I've looked around on the internet, found some resources, but none that are very easy to follow -- and most are drawn pictures.

    Does anybody have a .wmv or something of a proper east/west (as opposed to north/south) belt tie?

    Or maybe somebody can explain it in detail? I'm looking for the one where you start with the center of your belt below your navel.

    Sorry to sound like such an idiot. I'm on my approx. 2nd Shotokan session, and can only get the first couple of steps correct.

    Thanks in advance.


    PS - If anybody remembers me from my earlier thread about Mikami, LKA, and the ASKF... It's a good school. I'd recommend it. Not much weight from someone who cannot tie their own belt, though.

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    MA, U.S.
    Posts
    747
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Try putting the center around the center of your neck, around the adams apple. Now wrap it around behind, then around in front, several times until you run out of slack. Make sure it is good and tight, then make a loop with one layer of the wrapping and put it around a high hook (coat hanger, door edge) and enjoy!

    Seriously though, Ask your teacher, don't waste our time with this stuff.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    531
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by One Hit Combo
    I've looked around on the internet, found some resources, but none that are very easy to follow -- and most are drawn pictures.

    Does anybody have a .wmv or something of a proper east/west (as opposed to north/south) belt tie?

    Or maybe somebody can explain it in detail? I'm looking for the one where you start with the center of your belt below your navel.

    Sorry to sound like such an idiot. I'm on my approx. 2nd Shotokan session, and can only get the first couple of steps correct.

    Thanks in advance.


    PS - If anybody remembers me from my earlier thread about Mikami, LKA, and the ASKF... It's a good school. I'd recommend it. Not much weight from someone who cannot tie their own belt, though.
    YOU FUCKING IDIOT< HOW COULD YOU NMOT KNOW HOW TO TIE A FUCKING BELT!!!1111111111111111

    http://www.all-karate.com/karate_belt_tie_1.php

    just kidding, welcome to bullshido









    nooob

  4. #4

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    47
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Ta-da!! We're done. This is a perfectly tied Karate belt. Your peers will admire you!
    lol

    left over right then right over left is how i do it. no ones yet complained, ok except one guy at a jjj dojo i once visited where i was promptly told the japanese would be offended if they saw my knot. :eusa_eh:

  5. #5
    beka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    My heart is in Austin
    Posts
    778
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    I could tell you how I tie my knot, but my fortune cookie points the wrong way.

  6. #6
    Kistrael's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Montgomery County, PA
    Posts
    1,105
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Actually, I think certain styles tie it differently. I don't think Shotokan does the same as Tang Soo Do, if my memory serves me correctly.

    I could very well be wrong, however.
    DIDN'T YOU KNOW?! The Chinese know everything! And they knew it 4,000 years before YOU did!

    "Yes. Yes I am. I'm clearly illiterate and dictating this post to a squadron of several dozen trained jumping beans I've coearced into living on my keyboard, each named after a letter or character, which bounce up and down as I call their names." -JohnnyCache

  7. #7
    Wounded Ronin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    6,841
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    In Japanese styles, the arrow should point to the left.
    Best Vietnam War music video I've ever seen put together by a vet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDY8raKsdfg

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Posts
    6,918
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by beka
    but my fortune cookie points the wrong way.
    .... that's a euphemism for something else isn't it

  9. #9
    MEGA JESUS-SAMA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Pirate Island
    Posts
    7,038
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Quote Originally Posted by Wounded Ronin
    In Japanese styles, the arrow should point to the left.
    Here is an entire website devoted to tying the obi on traditional outfits, for anyone interested. I assume a gi uses one of these knots.

  10. #10
    FighterJones's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    1,516
    --
    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    thanks

Page 1 of 4 1234 Last

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO