Mastering the Art of Tying Belts in Taekwondo

In the world of martial arts, Taekwondo holds a significant place. One of the key aspects of this discipline is understanding the belt system, which signifies your progress and mastery. In this guide, we will teach you how to tie belts in Taekwondo, a skill every practitioner needs to master.

Understanding Taekwondo Belt Levels

Before we dive into the process of tying the belt, it’s essential to understand the Taekwondo belt levels. Each belt color represents a specific stage in your Taekwondo journey. You can learn more about the Taekwondo Belts Ranking on our website.

How to Tie Taekwondo Belt

Follow these steps to tie your Taekwondo belt correctly:


  1. Find the Center: Hold your belt at both ends and fold it in half. The center point should be placed on your belly button.

  2. Wrap Around: Wrap both ends of the belt around your waist. One end should go underneath and around your back, while the other end goes over the top.

  3. Cross Over: Cross the top end over the bottom end. The top end should now be on your right side.

  4. Tuck Under: Take the right end (which was previously the top end) and tuck it under both layers of the belt. Pull it up so it hangs on your right side.

  5. Form the Knot: Now, you have two ends – one hanging down on the left (the original bottom end), and one on the right (which you just pulled up). Cross the right end over the left end, then push it up through the loop you’ve created and pull it through.

  6. Tighten: To finish, pull both ends horizontally to tighten the knot. The ends of the belt should be of equal length.


Remember, practice makes perfect. Keep practicing these steps until you can tie your belt quickly and neatly.


Chart showing the levels and ranks of Taekwondo belts


Taekwondo Belt Order and Significance

In Taekwondo, the order of belts represents your journey from a beginner to a seasoned practitioner. Each color signifies a different level of proficiency and understanding of the art. You can read more about What is the Order of Belts in Taekwondo in our previous post.


The Prestige of the Black Belt

The black belt in Taekwondo is a symbol of expertise and mastery. It represents years of hard work, dedication, and a deep understanding of the art. Learn more about What Taekwondo Belt Colors Represent in our detailed guide.

Mastering the art of tying your belt is a small but significant part of your Taekwondo journey. It is a symbol of respect for the art and shows your readiness to learn and grow. Keep practicing, and you’ll master this skill in no time.

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Written By Hamed Konarivand

Hamed Konarivand, born in Iran in 1987, is a Taekwondo master, entrepreneur, and a dedicated coach. With his first black belt at nine and numerous championships to his name, Konarivand is a pioneer in the sport. He founded Koryo Taekwondo Club and innovated TaekFunDo, a program that fosters children's development.

Koryo Taekwondo Club is the #1 Martial Arts school in Gex, Gland, Versoix, Champel and Geneva. Taekwondo Classes for ages 3 to 100. After school programs, Sparring, Poomsae, …