Your Taekwondo Black Belt

Daniel Sullivan

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I can finally post on this thread regarding my taekwondo blackbelt (I hold a second dan, but in kumdo). It is a Dynamics 2" wide with my name on one end in Korean with a gold stripe just above the American flag, and on the other end, it reads 'Korean Martial Arts' and 'World Taekwondo Federation' in Korean.

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I just received mine. It is a 2" Century Elite. I believe it is a temporary belt until my embroidered belt is finished...not sure. Personal note: It is a little short for me. The 2" width takes a little longer belt than the 1 1/2" to make the knot. Either that or I am just getting fatter! :angel:
 
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I just received mine. It is a 2" Century Elite. I believe it is a temporary belt until my embroidered belt is finished...not sure. Personal note: It is a little short for me. The 2" width takes a little longer belt than the 1 1/2" to make the knot. Either that or I am just getting fatter! :angel:


Lesson to EVERYONE! ALWAYS check the black belt lengths of the company as they are usually WAY different in length than normal!
 

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I do believe BB come measured in inches.

a) measure your old belt and add/subtract accordingly, or

b) measure your body circumfrence times 3 (dunno if that works tho...)

if you have a long name or many stripes you might want to add an inch or 2... ;)

(and I guess a wider belt takes up a bit more for the knot - yeah, that's the story we run with!)
 

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My teacher loves Mitsuboshi out of Japan. The only problem is they say they don't make a Midnight Blue belt(However, my teacher happened to have bought a midnight blue Mitsuboshi belt at their distributor in NYC, Honda Martial Arts Supply: http://hmasc.com/default.aspx). I am currently trying to find a brand of belt for my students that lasts for a long time, as we tend to keep one belt for Cho thru Sam dan (Just name on belt, unless hold Kyo Sa Title), and one for Sa dan and up(Sa Bom title). I've narrowed it down to:

Eosin Panther http://www.eosinpanther.com/
Kataaro http://www.kataaro.com/
Mooto https://www.mootoamerica.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_34&products_id=70
 

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My first black belt ( I still use it) was a korean (no brand) emborided tha my sambunim brought me from korea (seul 88 olimpic games) in on side it says in korean Tae Kwon Do Jido Kwan Mexico in the other side it said (more lattwer) in Spanish Cinta Negra 1er Dan (Fisrt Dan Black Belt).

Well afther so many years the embroided is almost gone but my actual sambunim saw my belt did not gave two full twistes because my tummy is very big these days so he cut the side where the words Cinta negra 1er Dan where (to make the belt more situable for a single twist) and embroided my name and a Mexican Flag.

I two more black belts, one is a simple one without nothing writed on it and the other is one my actual samboknim gave me and I'am keep it in the sahdes till my second degrre black belt test, is a Hankook is that the trade mark? and is very wide maybe 2.5 inches very thick and strong, the belt is richely embroided in one side it says in korean Hwarang Tae Kwon Do Mexico (my actual dojan) , in the other side with wide letters it says my name and a mexican flag.

Manny
 

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I'm not sure of the brand. It's what my instructor gave me. Korean lettering on one end, my name on the other. Both in gold lettering.
 
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My teacher loves Mitsuboshi out of Japan. The only problem is they say they don't make a Midnight Blue belt(However, my teacher happened to have bought a midnight blue Mitsuboshi belt at their distributor in NYC, Honda Martial Arts Supply: http://hmasc.com/default.aspx). I am currently trying to find a brand of belt for my students that lasts for a long time, as we tend to keep one belt for Cho thru Sam dan (Just name on belt, unless hold Kyo Sa Title), and one for Sa dan and up(Sa Bom title). I've narrowed it down to:

Eosin Panther http://www.eosinpanther.com/
Kataaro http://www.kataaro.com/
Mooto https://www.mootoamerica.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=21_34&products_id=70



DUDE, eosin panther is THE WAY TO GO. There is no belt above his! His belts last longer than cockroaches!
 

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Ditto for me.

I understand my Korean master had them put in Korean the words, "this guy trips over his own feet" instead of 'World Takewondo Federation" or something like that.

Deaf

I think mine says: One fish two fish red fish blue fish!
 

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Does anyone have the Mooto Limited Edition Bamboo Black Belt?
If so was it money well spent? ($199)
 

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there is just no way that i can wrap my head around a $200 belt being money well spent...unless it's like Batman's utility belt or something.

To the OP, my belt is embroidered...it's what my instructor ordered for me...cost 40 bucks...not sure of the make. I'd be happy with a sheap plain belt quite frankly, but when in Rome...

Peace,
Erik
 

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My current belt is from Mooto with the manufacturer's tag removed. My names, in the Roman and Hangul alphabets, are embroidered on one side and the name of my dojang is on the other. I've always preferred belts with no rank stripes.

My black first belt, the one I liked most was made in the U.S. by Choi Brothers/Sun, but as it got older it started turning brown rather than the usual faded black or grey.

My favorite belt of all time, though, is a blue belt that I received from the Kenya Taekwondo Association in 1987. It's an old school plain thin belt from Sangmoosa, which I one day hope to pass on to my son or daughter.
 

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Normal Tiger claw belt (1x3/4). love it.
 

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i got a nice thin century BB, i wear that one the most. I also have my nice thick "dress belt" with my name and stripes on it, i dont wear it too often
 

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Does anyone have the Mooto Limited Edition Bamboo Black Belt?
If so was it money well spent? ($199)

I've spoken to James Kim @ Mooto about that belt. It's a nice belt, but it's not $200 nice.
 
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