How to Tie a BJJ Belt

How to Tie a BJJ Belt

Whether you are a beginner or someone that has been training in BJJ for a long time you may need a new way to tie your belt. So, check out these three methods of belt tying that should keep your belt tight and not looped around your legs.

Superlock
Find the center of your belt by folding it in half. Then take the center and place it right below your belly button, and loop both ends of the belt around your waist once. Bring both ends back to the front with ends of the belt pushing toward the top and the other hanging toward the bottom. Take the end of the belt that is coming out of the bottom and slide it through the belt but only the original middle part of the belt. Do not pull tight so that there is a loop coming out from the belt and Gi. Lastly, take the end of the belt that is sticking out of the top, pull it through the loop sticking out from the Gi, and then pull both ends tight for a good tight fitting belt.

The X Method
Find the center of your belt by folding it in half. Then take the center and place it right below your belly button, and loop both ends of the belt around your waist once. Bring both ends back to the front cross them over one another to make a X in the front. Take the end that is on top of the X and pull it underneath both ends of the belt from the bottom so it is sticking out on top. Pull tight. Take the other end of the belt and put it between the part previously pulled through and the middle of the belt. Pull it tight but not all the way to leave some slack for last step. Lastly, take the end of the belt that is sticking out of the top and slide it through the loop left from not pulling the other end of the belt tight. Then pull tight for a good knot that should not come undone.

The Hollywood Method (From Gracies)
Take the tip of one end of the belt and place it in the middle of your back. Pull the rest of the belt tight and find the spot on the belt that reaches your belly button while holding the end at the middle of your back. Now, take the other end of your belt and wrap it around yourself twice until you have a small piece in front of you. The other end should still be tucked underneath the belt. Take the end of the belt in the front and slide it underneath the belt so it sticks out the top. Take out the tail that is placed in the mid-back and pull it out, so that you have an end hanging out the bottom of your belt. Grab the ends of the belt and cross the end sticking out of the top over the one hanging out the bottom. Make sure to turn the bottom end of the belt once toward the ground to avoid a weird knot. You should have a loop now and put the end of the belt that was sticking out the top of the belt through the loop. If you pull tight you should have a great knot that looks good enough for Hollywood.

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