Often asked: How Jiu Jitsu Tie Their Obis?

How is an obi tied?

Holding both sides of the loose fabric of the obi, make a crossover tie (like the first part of tying your shoelaces), making sure the short end of the obi that was draped over your shoulder ends up coming out the top of the tie. The remaining length of the obi will be used to make a bow.

How many degrees is Jiu Jitsu?

There are five primary belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: white, blue, purple, brown and black. There are also usually four “degrees” or stripes for each belt below black belt, and six degrees at black belt.

What do I do with old obi?

Large, folded pieces are made with beautiful recycled obi, meant to be displayed as art pieces. They can be used as wall hangings, table centerpieces, or even wrapped around lighting fixtures or flower arrangements.

What is Kaku obi?

The kaku obi is a traditional thin belt, originally worn predominantly by men, in the Edo Jidai it found use as a practical obi for stowing your swords and as such found use in traditional martial arts. Nowadays it is common practice to use a traditional kaku obi in iaido and also other modern martial arts like kendo.

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