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.
How do you put on an obi belt?
How To Tie An Obi (Karate Belt )
- Find the middle of your obi by folding it in half.
- Wrap the belt around you, crossing over in the back, and bringing the ends around to your front.
- Overlap the ends (left over right) keeping the end with the tag on top.
- Without twisting the belt, tuck the top (tag end) under the belt and pull both ends tight.
Do you wear clothes under karate uniform?
Women and girls will wear a t-shirt, tank top, sports bra or other appropriate clothing under their dobok top. Preferably the garments will be white if visible. For first Dan and higher a black undergarment is acceptable. Men and boys will not wear t- shirts or other shirts under their dobok tops.
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.