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Monday, August 8, 2011

BECAUSE YOU STILL DON'T KNOW HOW TO TIE YOUR OWN BELT, GRAPPLER.

As Lao Tzu tells us, “The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a first step.”  I’m sure we can all remember our first time on the mat, and we marvel at the incredible progress we’ve made during our martial arts careers, no matter how long or short they’ve been. Think back to that first lesson then remember your most recent one and see how much progress you’ve made.

However, before we even began this journey, we had to don our uniforms for the first time and tie out belts. Remember when we were taught to tie that knot around our waist for the first time? It took a lot of thought, but now we can do it in our sleep.

In this video, Gracie Barra instructor Ururahy Jr. shows us an unbreakable knot for use on our belts. The Dictator must confess that he doesn’t use this one, either in BJJ or Judo, but he’s seen it on Judo masters. So become a master yourself (or at least look like one) and try tying it.

[A Side Note from DSTRYR/SG:  Grapplers, I must confess, I'm still surprised you need another video instructional on how to tie your damn belt.  But, OK.  Perhaps you need some help with the concept of using the drawstring on your gi pants or ...]

4 comments:

  1. The Gracie belt tying "breakdown" is pretty epic, fwiw.

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  2. Yes, and we noted it then:

    http://www.dstryrsg.com/2011/02/belt-mean-no-need-rope-hold-up-pants.html

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  3. But I like that my belt falls off, that means one less grip for my opponent.

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  4. the guy's that love their belt falling off also wear three rashguards for no gi so when you grab them that shit just slides around.

    I have a couple guys at the academy that swear they lost their belt, hmm really.

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