When you think of martial arts, you think of the obvious. UFC, Bruce Lee, ninjas and samurai…Seriously though, you think of punches, kicks and take downs.  You think of athletes moving swiftly and efficiently.  The other side that is often placed in the back of our mind is the discipline, focus, confidence, cleanliness.  CLEANLINESS!  Come to class with a dirty uniform or no uniform at all…you just don’t feel the part!  You have to look like you’re ready to practice!

The belt is a crucial part of the uniform.  Though it is but a piece of cloth to show your rank to others, it is also a trophy to remind you how hard you have worked up to that point.  Take care of your belt!  Don’t drag it around and don’t lose it! Treat it with respect. Wearing it properly will also make you look more disciplined.  

Problem is…how do you tie it?  I’ve seen kids just wrap it around their waist a couple times and loosely tuck the ends anywhere they could.  I’ve seen parents tie the belt like a shoe lace.  I don’t blame y’all. There are many ways to correctly tie the belt.  There are tons of videos circulating through YouTube on how different schools tie their belts.  Here at EvolveAll in Arlington, VA, we do the “Hollywood” knot as the primary way to tie the belt. 

Here’s how:

1) Evenly fold the belt in half.

2) Place the middle of your belt on your waist

3) While holding the middle of the belt on your waist, wrap one end of the belt   

(side 1) around the waist.

4) Take the hand that was on the middle of the belt and wrap the other end (side 2) around the waist in the opposite direction ON TOP of the belt that you wrapped the first time (side 1).

5) You should now have 3 layers of belt right under your belly button.

6.) Take the top layer end and wrap it around the other layers to secure the belt.

7.) Grab both ends of the belt and cross them.

8.) Take one end and put it through the hole like you’re tying a knot.  

9.) Pull both ends horizontally to tighten the knot which should look like a fortune cookie.

10.) BELT TIE COMPLETE

In Person Classes

Meet

The Instructors

 

Chri2 1024x683 - How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Christian Mejia

Youth Martial Arts Head Instructor

Elijah cheese web - How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Elijah Callwood

Youth Martial Arts Instructor

Christopher WEB READY - How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Christopher Viira

Youth Instructor

Alexander WEB READY 1024x683 - How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Alexander Dennis

Youth Instructor

Caroline5 1024x683 - How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Caroline Seo

Youth Assistant Instructor

Mae 2 1024x683 - How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Mae Claffey

Youth Assistant Instructor

Here is the

Class Schedule

Monday

5 - 7 ALL RANKS

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Monday 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
This class is for all 5 to 7 year olds, including both beginners and intermediate ranks.

8 - 10 ALL RANKS

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Monday 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

BLACK BELT

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Monday 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
This class is for all Red Solid and Black belt students.
Tuesday

5 - 7 ALL RANKS

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Tuesday 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
This class is for all 5 to 7 year olds, including both beginners and intermediate ranks.

8 - 10 ALL RANKS

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Tuesday 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

TEEN YMA

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Tuesday 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Wednesday

5 - 7 ALL RANKS

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Wednesday 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
This class is for all 5 to 7 year olds, including both beginners and intermediate ranks.

8 - 10 ALL RANKS

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Wednesday 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

BLACK BELT

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Wednesday 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
This class is for all Red Solid and Black belt students.
Thursday

5 - 7 ALL RANKS

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Thursday 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
This class is for all 5 to 7 year olds, including both beginners and intermediate ranks.

8 - 10 ALL RANKS

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Thursday 5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

TEEN YMA

6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Thursday 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Friday

Youth Sparring

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Friday 4:30 pm - 5:15 pm
This is a class for students 11 and up and requires sparring gear, and a separate membership

Martial Arts Tricking

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Friday 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
This class is for advanced students that want to push the boundaries of their martial arts abilities.
Saturday

5 - 7 ALL RANKS

10:00 am - 10:45 am

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Saturday 10:00 am - 10:45 am
This class is for all 5 to 7 year olds, including both beginners and intermediate ranks.

8 - 10 ALL RANKS

11:00 am - 11:45 am

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Saturday 11:00 am - 11:45 am

TEEN YMA

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

- How to Tie Your Belt for Martial Artists

Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Let’s Get Started

Need more information or help?