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    Martial-Arts style Street Belts


    http://www.kataaro.com/Products/Rank...t__SB4921.aspx

    So this company, kataaro has started selling normal, everyday wear belts stylized like traditional martial arts belts. I've seen their embroidered black belts on their facebook page before and while they are awesome, they definitely have a "mcdojo" sort of feel to the super-stylized, crazy colored, crazy fonts black belts:




    And others on their website. Kinda out there, but sweet at the same time.
    So what are your thoughts on the street belts? Absolutely ridiculous, awesome, or somewhere in the middle? Or none of those?
    What are your thoughts on the 'traditional', embroidered black belts?

    #2
    They've been around for years in some way, shape or form. If I had a black belt, I'd rock one because fuck you I'm a black belt. But I'm not. And thus it would be douchey.
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      #3
      Originally posted by battlefields View Post
      They've been around for years in some way, shape or form. If I had a black belt, I'd rock one because fuck you I'm a black belt. But I'm not. And thus it would be douchey.
      I'm not a black belt either, but a plain black one of these with no misleading symbolism would go well with my trenchcoat. However, I agree it would be kinda douchy. But hey, I got my spot reserved in hell anyways.....I dunno though. Blue wouldn't look so bad with my trenchcoat either.....and I am a blue belt in my style. I guess I should just flip a coin?

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        #4
        In my experience, most Traditional Martial Arts with belts frown on the display of rank outside the dojo.

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          #5
          Moved to YMAS.

          Is there a particular reason you posted this in the KMA forum?

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            #6
            Originally posted by theAsthmatic View Post
            In my experience, most Traditional Martial Arts with belts frown on the display of rank outside the dojo.
            Yes, they just run around with linkedin, facebook, instagram and online resumes trumpteting their rank.

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              #7
              Originally posted by HashMajin View Post
              I'm not a black belt either, but a plain black one of these with no misleading symbolism would go well with my trenchcoat. However, I agree it would be kinda douchy. But hey, I got my spot reserved in hell anyways.....I dunno though. Blue wouldn't look so bad with my trenchcoat either.....and I am a blue belt in my style. I guess I should just flip a coin?
              If you want one to go with your trenchcoat, just get one, Columbo.

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                #8
                This makes me want to get back to training full time, so that I can kick the ass of whom ever would wear such a thing.
                Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
                –George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence

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                  #9
                  That's actually pretty convenient if you wanted to be a vigilante. You could wear a Harold Howard-style guinea tee, tuck it into your Chuck Norris Action Jeans, and then put on the belt. Fitting, mobile, and street lethal.
                  Dan Severn loves raping people.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Holy Moment View Post
                    That's actually pretty convenient if you wanted to be a vigilante. You could wear a Harold Howard-style guinea tee, tuck it into your Chuck Norris Action Jeans, and then put on the belt. Fitting, mobile, and street lethal.
                    Personally I would rock the Chuck Norris action jeans with one of those 1982 ninja star belt buckle belts. I mean, you know, we're I a true karate vigilante. And the porn stash. Gotta have the porn stash.

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                      #11
                      My friends got one (he's a purple belt). I don't think they're douchey at all, I think they're a great way to represent something that is a huge important part of someone's life. I wouldn't wear one to say "I'm awesome cause I'm a blue belt," but to say, "hey, I love jiu jitsu, it's important in my life." That's me though.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by AKRhino View Post
                        My friends got one (he's a purple belt). I don't think they're douchey at all, I think they're a great way to represent something that is a huge important part of someone's life. I wouldn't wear one to say "I'm awesome cause I'm a blue belt," but to say, "hey, I love jiu jitsu, it's important in my life." That's me though.

                        The problem with that is that the average schmuck doesn't understand the passion and comradery martial artist have, so theyll just think you're trying to show off that you're a badass.

                        The bright side is that it's ok to hurt people while you're wearing one of those belts. Yep, anybody, anytime.
                        Dan Severn loves raping people.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by It is Fake View Post
                          Yes, they just run around with linkedin, facebook, instagram and online resumes trumpteting their rank.
                          That they do.

                          But if a Buddhist monk hops out of his Mercedes Benz while talking on a cell phone and checking the time on his Patek Philippe watch, is it really a Buddist monk?

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                            #14
                            I think it seems pretty cool. I guess its like people that like sports can wear sport-style jerseys so people that like martial arts can wear obi-style belts.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by theAsthmatic View Post
                              But if a Buddhist monk hops out of his Mercedes Benz while talking on a cell phone and checking the time on his Patek Philippe watch, is it really a Buddist monk?
                              30lbs of flax.

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