There are various ways to tie a taekwondo belt. In this article, we will teach you two different methods for tying your taekwondo belt. Follow the steps to easily tie your belt. The tying of the belt depends on the program or center you train for taekwondo. Most taekwondo programs use double rap belts, which means wrapping the belt two times around the waist before you tied it in the front.
Here are steps that you need to follow to tie your Taekwondo belt.
Grab your Taekwondo belt and then find the center of the belt. Once you have found the center, you need to place the belt center on the front of your waist. Make sure you focus on the label that faces the inside. Also, consider the size of the belt.
Wrap your belt around the waist and then bring both ends behind you. Next, you need to cross the end from the left-over belt to the end from the right in the backside. While bringing the ends of the belt around your waist, it is important to bring it to the front and then tuck the left end underneath.
You need to bring both ends back to your front side. Then, cross the right side over the left side. Now, take the end on the left side. Then, tuck that end under the rest of the layers. Next, pull the belt upwards. At the same time, lay it forward by pulling the end up.
Here, you need to take both ends of the belt and then pull both of them forward. This allows you to measure the lengths of both ends. Do not forget that both ends are the same as per the rough estimates. The next move is to twist or flip the right end of the belt to the left one.
Take the left end of the belt and cross that end over the right end that you have flipped. The next thing you need to do is bending the top end downward and taking it behind the crossed ends. Also, you need to bring it upward as well. Now, you need to push that end of the belt upward.
When the end comes up, you need to grab it and then bring it up. This allows you to grab both ends and pulling them outward. As a result, you have closed the knot. Take both ends of the belt and flip them forward. This allows you to lay them down.
Grab both ends of the taekwondo belt and pull them in front of you. Remember, they have the same length. However, you can adjust the length of both ends to make it the same. You have tied the belt. Now is the time to do your training without worrying about your belt will get loose.
Here are the steps of the second method that you need to follow to tie a taekwondo belt.
Hold the flat part of your belt against your waist – i.e. the navel or belly button. Make sure the left side of the belt is short in length. We recommend 45 cm for adults and 30 cm for children. At the same time, the right side of the belt is longer in length.
Wrap the left side of the belt clockwise accurately. Don’t forget to wrap it around your body two times. The moment the second wrap reaches the center of your waist, you need to stop here and keep hold onto the end of the belt.
While holding onto the end of the belt, you need to push the end under the coiled belt. You must do this under the lower part of the belt at the belly button position. Now, bring the end back up and over the top part of the belt. This will wedge it against the waist area and the coil.
At this point, you will see that the left side of the belt, which is short points down as well as the right side of the left that is longer in length points up. Here, first, you need to grab the left end of the belt using your left hand and then the right end using the other hand. Make sure you cross the right end of the belt over the left end. This will lead to the formation of a loop.
So, you need to bend the belt right end and allow it to go down around the left end. The next step is to pull this end back up through the loop. Once you have tightened the belt, make sure both ends have the same length.
In conclusion, there are many ways to tie your taekwondo belt. In this article, we have told you the two most common methods used by instructors of the majority of taekwondo training centers.