Are you a beginner in judo and want to learn how to tie a judo belt correctly? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place!

Many beginners struggle when tying a judo belt, but with little practice, it becomes second nature, and you will never have issues when tying your judo belt.

So, let’s jump into this step-by-step guide and learn how to tie a judo belt.

Step 1 – Getting the belt even

The first step when tying a judo belt is to make sure the belt is even. Pick the belt up and find the middle of it, making sure that both sides are even.

It is also essential that you get the right crossing on your jacket, because getting it wrong may present an issue later on.

Step 2 – Placing the belt over your jacket

Once you’ve made the belt even, place the middle of your belt over your jacket. It is very important to make sure you are placing the belt correctly. If you put it too far to the side, it will create problems when you tie the knot.

Step 3 – Running the belt around your back

Once you have placed the belt correctly, you will then need to tie it around your back. When you reach the middle point on your back where the two points of the belt meet, swap hands and continue to wrap the belt around until they reach the middle of your jacket.

The belt should be straight and not bent in any place.

Step 4 – Make an X

Make sure that both ends of the belt are even in length and place your left end over your right end at the middle of your stomach.

Step 5 – Tying the knot

Now we’ve come to the final step, and that is tying the knot. Keep in mind that this step-by-step guide is for tying the traditional knot that is simple and works well for beginners, but there are also other knots that you can use.

Loop the left end of your knot under both layers of the belt, while keeping a firm grip on the middle with your other hand.

Now create an X with the two ends, similarly as you did in the next step, with the right end going over and under the left end. Tighten up the knot, and you are done!