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Getting Knotty With the Kimura Knot

How do you tie your belt?  I’ll bet its the standard square knot that we all learn.  If you haven’t got your blue belt or don’t care you may use the famous granny knot.  I got to thinking about all the varieties of gis / kimonos.  But no one ever uses different knots to tie their belt.  So I began looking through a knot book and after fooling around for a while created what I’m calling the "Kimura Knot".  Its just like the triangle created with your arms when you are get a Kimura submission.  Here are the step to create one:

Step 1. Loop your belt around like you would for a square knot.

Step 1 Kimura Knot

Step 2: Bring one side under the belt forming a loop.

Step 2 Kimura Knot

Step 3: Bring the end down through the loop you have made in step 2.

Step 3 Kimura Knot

Step 4: Take the other end and place it under the belt forming a loop.

Step 4 Kimura Knot

Step 5: Bring it down through the loop and tighten both ends.

Step 5 Kimura Knot

There you have it!  The Kimura Knot.  Here it is on my Submission Master Grappling Dummy.

Dummy with Kimura Knot

Looks just like the triangle that you make when getting a Kimura Submission in my opinion.  For your next class tie your belt in a Kimura Knot and tell your buddies you learned it on JiuJitsuMap.com.  You may not be able to buy the coolest gi but you can be the only one who know a cool belt knot.

 

3 Responses to “Getting Knotty With the Kimura Knot”

  1. You’ve got to come to class rocking that.

  2. Alex Martinez on April 5th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Next time I am at WS I will show you how I tie my belt… I was taught by a buddy of mine who learned how to tie his in Judo… The only time I have ever had it come undone is during my 35 min match a few weeks ago.

    -Alex

  3. That would be great! When are you coming next?