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  1. panthersix is offline
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    3/10/2007 8:14pm


     Style: Brawling

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    How Many Belts are Enuf?

    At my TKD dojang we have 10 belt ranks from white to black. My son and I were looking into the window of a Karate dojo at a nearby town while killing some time and saw that they had 10 colored belts on the wall too. Holy freakin crap! How many belts are enuf? I thought that TKD was the only belt factory MA!

    I thought that the origin of the black belt was that it was a white belt that'd been worn so much that it got darker with age?

    Anway, what's the MA with the least amount of belts? Or is it just Moo Ty that doesn't have belts, just ass whoopins?
  2. FickleFingerOfFate is offline
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    Posted On:
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    BJJ;

    White, Blue, Purple, Brown, Black
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    Others will be happy to do it for you. :evil6:

    The 2 most abundant elements in the universe are hydrogen and stupidity.


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    Posted On:
    3/10/2007 8:44pm


     Style: Judo, Sub wrestling

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    The local Judo place has white/green/brown/black.
  4. Seraphim is offline

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    3/10/2007 9:26pm


     Style: Karate, Sadism, Violence.

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    You only need one belt to hold your pants up.

    It would cool if a school only had one belt, and you had to kick the teachers ass to get it.
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    Posted On:
    3/10/2007 9:34pm


     Style: Goju-Ryu

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    Goju-Ryu Karate

    White

    Green

    Purple

    Brown

    Black



    we use strips for each belt to keep the costs down. You only pay $10 for your belt and test.
  6. panthersix is offline
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    3/10/2007 10:16pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowgunner
    Goju-Ryu Karate

    White

    Green

    Purple

    Brown

    Black



    we use strips for each belt to keep the costs down. You only pay $10 for your belt and test.
    Nothing wrong with that, we $45 a belt test and it's me, my wife and our three kids. So we get killed at belt test time.
  7. Virus is offline
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     Style: Judo

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    I like the Japanese judo system of white, brown, black.
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     Style: punching bag / crew jitsu

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    Quote Originally Posted by panthersix
    I thought that the origin of the black belt was that it was a white belt that'd been worn so much that it got darker with age?
    Nope, that's a fabrication. It makes sense, but it's not why it's there. It's there because the Japanese did basically the same thing, except with the brown and red belts switched.

    Actually different stripes would be a really nice way to do it, but most people are happier with $40 belts than with lame-looking stripes.

    I have a standard TKD system:
    white, yellow, OJ, green, blue, purple, brown, red, advanced red. then we have a bodan belt (red on top, black on bottom), during which time you take free stripe tests and basically go up through the entire curriculum again, albeit much faster and hopefully at a higher level. Then of course there's black belt. We don't really count the bodans as "color belts," so I'd say we have nine.
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    Posted On:
    3/10/2007 11:50pm

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     Style: BJJ, MT, Judo

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    Bujinkan Ninjutsu / White, Green, and Black.
  10. Ronin.74 is online now

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    3/11/2007 12:04am


     Style: CMA,Muay Thai ,Yudo,TKD

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    At the Muay Thai gym I train at, not belts. Show up and train. Same goes for the place I train Baji Kung Fu.
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