Common belt colours & meanings

The Belts The most common belt colours used, and their meanings, are listed below, in their order of rank, from lowest to highest. WHITE: signifies purity, a new beginning. YELLOW: a glowing colour, a sense of achievement, a feeling of warmth. Helps the student to be friendly. ORANGE: a very strong and confident colour. It …

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Tying your belt

The uniform used in karate is called a karate-gi. Its chief feature is the ceremonial belt, the proper tying of which is shown in the pictures (below). The belt is the symbol of a student’s proficiency in karate.