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What are karate belt colors?

There are 6 belt colors: white belt, orange belt, blue belt, yellow belt, green belt, brown belt, and black belt. All belts besides the white belt can have dashes to indicate further progress. Here is a summary of the different karate belts.

How long should a karate belt be?

The length is really up to personal preferences, organization guidelines, and competition rules. I personally like my belt to go down to mid-thigh, or an inch or two shorter, but I’ve seen people with belts that only come down about three inches from the knot, and people with belts that touch their knees.

What’s a karate suit called?

Karategi (空手着 or 空手衣) is the formal Japanese name for the traditional uniform used for Karate practice and competition. A karategi is somewhat similar to a judogi (柔道着 or 柔道衣, Judo uniform ) as it shares a common origin; however, the material and cut of the uniform is generally much lighter and looser fitting.

What should I wear to karate?

You can wear sweat pants or baggy shorts, and a t-shirt if you are trying a karate /taekwondo class. If you are attending an aikido or systema class it is best to wear sweat pants and a long-sleeved shirt. This protects your knees and elbows from getting abrasions on the mat when you learn the basic falling skills.

Do you wear shorts under your GI?

Let’s start with underwear. Yes, you need to wear underwear under your gi pants. But if you only have old fashioned cotton underwear or briefs, that will do just fine as well. It’s also not uncommon to wear compression pants or fight shorts under your kimono.

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